April 23rd, 2014

Frank Brifu - Developmental Specialist

The event on Wednesday morning was hosted Dr. Sunanda Guar who is professor of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School who is the Director of the South Asian Total Health Initiative.  The event spoke about the prevalence of Stroke in the Minority community. It is has been known that it is prevalent in the African American Community as well as the Hispanic Community, but it is also extremely prevalent in the South East Asian community due to the diet and lifestyle.

Dr. James McKinney and Dr. Gaurav Gupta gave a walkthrough on Stroke and the surgical approaches they use in treatment of stroke and sub-arachnoid hemorrhages. They were some bloody videos and pictures, which helped keep everyone’s attention.

 Overall it was a good learning experience for the students I took (Victor Mensah, Henry Uran, Jeffrey Addy, Nikki Animasaun, Daphney Noel and Ikenna Obiakwata). It was important for them to see what they working so hard towards as finals approaches.