Making Connections in New York

Mary approached the Health Leads Desk at Bellevue Medical Center in New York after receiving a letter from her landlord demanding back payment for rent.  She didn’t understand why her landlord was asking for this money — and to complicate matters further, Mary had just found out her son had autism.  She didn’t know where… Read More >

Filed Under: New York

Jocelyn Howard, a 2013 graduate of Columbia University and a Health Leads alumna, is currently working as a consultant for the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  Recently, Jocelyn shared her Health Leads story and how it impacted her career plans.   As I walked through campus during my first winter at Columbia, a poster… Read More >

Filed Under: Alumni, New York

In her recent NY Times article, Study Ties Diabetic Crises to Dip in Food Budgets, healthcare reporter Sabrina Tavernise highlights new research showing that low-income people with diabetes are significantly more likely to go to the hospital for dangerously low blood sugar toward the end of the month when food budgets may be tight than… Read More >

Filed Under: New York, News

Nuzhat Quaderi is a Community Health graduate student at Hofstra University.  For the several months, she has worked as a Health Leads Advocate at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY.  Recently, Nuzhat shared what her Advocate experience has meant to her and how this work has reaffirmed her desire to pursue a career… Read More >

Filed Under: Advocates, New York

Salma Asous is a junior at the City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education in New York City.  For the past two semesters she has worked as a Health Leads Advocate at NewYork-Presbyterian’s Washington Heights Family Medical Center.  Salma is currently in a seven-year Bachelor of Science / MD program, with… Read More >

Filed Under: Advocates, New York