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Department of Epidemiology & Population Health (2015)

F200 Jewish Medical Ethics
The advances in end-of-life care have spawned a wide variety of ethical dilemmas in such areas as the determination of death, organ, transplantation, euthanasia and assisted suicide. While the secular ethical approach to these issues is often well publicized and adequately represented at many medical schools, the religious viewpoint, and in particular, that of Orthodox Judaism, is rarely given a voice. This half-module (one month) course will provide an overview of the Orthodox Jewish approach to the aforementioned issues by analyzing texts from the Bible, Talmud and Rabbinic commentaries throughout the ages.  Prerequisites: As many of the texts are in the Hebrew language, a rudimentary knowledge of Hebrew would be helpful, although not essential.

Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD
Modules: 3B,4A,4AZ,4B,5A,6B
Maximum: 2 students

F204 Nutrition and the Development of Chronic Disease 
There is an increasing interest in the role of nutrition and obesity in the etiology and development of chronic diseases.  Each student will be provided with guidance in reviewing literature and can potentially participate in data analysis or in developing curriculum materials.  Students can use their elective time to pursue work on a nutrition-related Independent Scholars project.  Students may have the opportunity to attend seminars and/or research meetings appropriate to the topic.  Students will meet Dr. Wylie-Rosett to select a specific focus for this elective.

Review Paper Content 

Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD
Modules: All
Maximum: 4 students
Students should contact instructor before start of the elective for meeting time and location. Meetings will be in Belfer 1307.

F205 Clinical Informatics and Research in Primary Care    
Students will participate in developing and implementing a web-based curriculum in evaluating the e-Clinican Project (see ), funded as part of the Health Alert Network of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (see administered by Clinical Directors Network (see, a primary care practice-based research network (PBRN) in NYC. The eClinician Project is designed to disseminate evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and to improve access to the clinical decision-support tools on handheld personal computers (HPC/PDA) for clinicians practicing in patient care. Students will help with curriculum development and evaluation, identification of online clinical decision-support tools, and provide presentations at Community Health Centers, as well as assist with (and receive co-authorship) development of articles for publication and scientific presentations. Students will also participate in a PCORI funded study (Enhancing Community Health Center PCORI Engagement (EnCoRE)) whose goal is to adapt, enhance, and implement an existing year long training curriculum designed to educate and engage Health Center teams including patients, clinical and administrative staff in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR).   

CDN Orientation Curriculum 2015 

Jonathan N. Tobin, PhD
718-430-3236 ext234 or 212-382-0699 or
Modules: All
Maximum: 4 students 

Students MUST call prior to registration of the elective (sessions are held in Manhattan and via web/telephone conference call)
Please Note: Meetings are held in Manhattan at the offices of Clinical Directors Network (CDN) 5 West 37th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018  


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