Register now – “Let’s Talk About Trauma: In Health Care”

Please join us for our next Mindful Medicine event – “Let’s Talk About Trauma: In Health Care.”


In the USA, the leading cause of death in those younger than 45 years is trauma. It costs the USA $600 billion each year. Despite these sobering figures, this public health epidemic goes largely unrecognized.[i] In this panel discussion & workshop, we will begin to explore the nature of trauma and its impact on our communities. Current research in trauma and self care for health professionals working with trauma survivors will be discussed. Complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments and therapies for trauma will be also explored.

We are offering this event twice, once at Mount Sinai West and the following week at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Register – Tuesday, February 21 – Mount Sinai West

Register – Tuesday, February 28 – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Tentative Agenda

1:00pm – 1:20pm – Yuval Moses, LCSW, Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC), Mount Sinai West

Title: The Nature of Trauma

Description: What is the nature of trauma? What are current key topics in trauma research? How does trauma become a public health issue? What are best practices for working with trauma survivors?

1:20pm – 1:40pm – Anuradha Bhagwati, Founder, Yoga for Vets

Title: Complimentary & Alternative Medicine for Trauma Survivors

Description: What happens when traditional health care fails a trauma survivor? Former Marine and Yoga for Vets Founder Anu Bhagwati will discuss her experience as a trauma survivor and how alternative therapies aided in her healing process.

1:40pm-1:50pm – Break  (Refreshments served)

1:50pm – 2:10pm – Mickie Brown, RN, Deputy Nurse Manager, The Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health and World Trade Center Health Program

Title: Trauma and the Health Care Provider

Description: How does working with victims of violence and survivors of trauma affect health care providers? How does resilience factor into health care when it comes to trauma? To what extent should health care providers consider CAM for trauma patients? What strategies and tools are available for self-care for health care professionals faced who are faced with trauma on a daily basis?

2:10pm – 2:20pm Trauma Research: Getting Started

Description: Mount Sinai West Librarian Jennifer Kaari, MILS, will give provide tips and tricks for Finding Evidence Based CAM Literature & Demographic Info.

2:20-2:45 – Q&A & Discussion

2:45pm – 3:00pm –  Guided mediation and relaxation

[i] Leonardo, P. “Trauma: A Neglected US Public Health Emergency.” The Lancet 388.10056 (2016): 2058.

Welcome Kerry McKee, Access Services Librarian

If you’ve stopped by the Levy Library Circulation Desk recently, changes are you’ve seen a friendly new face. Kerry McKee joined our team in October 2016 as Access Services Librarian.


Kerry works alongside the Assistant Library Director of Outreach & Public Services to manage interlibrary loan, circulation services, course reserves, and the library facilities. Prior to joining the Levy Library team, Kerry has had the opportunity to work in various public, academic, and corporate libraries in Toronto, New York, and Florida. Kerry received her Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and her BSBA in Marketing from the University of South Florida.

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Robin O’Hanlon Presents at METRO’s 2017 Annual Conference

On Wednesday, January 11 Levy Librarian Robin O’Hanlon presented at the 2017 annual Metro Library Council conference at NYU’s Kimmel Center. Robin’s presentation, “Will This Be On the Test: Rethinking Information Literacy Course Design for High School Students,” highlighted methods she used to integrate more active learning information literacy instructional sessions for a students enrolled in Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Center for Excellence in Youth Education program. Robin also addressed how she applied aspects of the 2016 ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for High Education to her curriculum.


Robin also addressed how she applied aspects of the 2016 ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for High Education to her curriculum.


Introducing Samantha Walsh, Reference & Instruction Librarian

Levy Library is excited to introduce our new Reference and Instruction Librarian, Samantha Walsh. Samantha comes to us with a recent background in academic medical librarianship. She provides research assistance and instruction to the ISMMS community, and acts as library liaison to the Public Health, Healthcare Delivery Leadership, and Genetic Counseling graduate programs. Samantha is also excited to serve as Levy Library’s chief reference management consultant, assisting users with tools such as EndNote and Zotero.

Samantha earned her Master of Library Science degree from Queens College in 2015, after studying English & History at SUNY New Paltz. Originally from Long Island, Samantha now lives in Astoria, Queens. She loves to read and is currently pursuing an MA in Literature, Language, and Theory at Hunter College. As an Information Professional, Samantha is passionate about ensuring that students become confident and adaptable information seekers. Samantha is located in the Levy Library on the 11th floor of the Annenberg building.

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