The Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley (CEHCHV), a center in the School of Health Sciences and Practice Institute of Public Health, hosted a two-day Asthma Educator Institute on March 17 and 18, in collaboration with the American Lung Association and the Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition. The Asthma Educator Institute is for individuals committed to providing National Institutes of Health (NIH) asthma guidelines-based care and serves as a preparatory course for those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) exam.
The Institute’s faculty included: CEHCHV co-founder and director, Allen J. Dozor, M.D., professor of pediatrics and clinical public health, chief of pediatric pulmonology, allergy and sleep medicine; Amy Ansehl, D.N.P., FNP- BC, assistant dean, associate professor of public health practice and executive director of the Partnership for a Healthy Population; Sankaran Krishnan, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics, division of pulmonology, allergy, immunology and sleep medicine; Cathy Kim, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics; Nadav Traeger, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics; Agnes Banquet, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics; Lisa Monchil, a respiratory therapist and research coordinator at the CEHCHV; and Jacque Rubino, M.P.H., director of the Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition.
Among the participants were health professionals from St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, the Greater Hudson Valley Community Health Center and Mount Vernon Hospital and residents in the family medicine program at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, N.Y.
The CEHCHV is directed by Dr. Dozor, a co-founder along with Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president of government affairs.