Parents, health care professionals, and nursing students listened to top experts on concussions during Dominican College’s Healthcare Symposium entitled “Concussions: What You Need to Know” on Monday, November 16 in the Prusmack Center.
The evening symposium was moderated by Dr. N. Noel Testa, Former Clinical Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a Consultant with the Department of Education NYC, Public School Athletic League. Dr. Testa urged those in attendance to become educated and find out what kind of concussion programs their school has. “I am asking all of you, as parents, guardians and educators to get yourself involved,” he said. ” You’ve got to go into the schools. You’ve got to ask what is going on.”
The experts stressed that a concussion may not cause you to lose consciousness, and it may not be detected by an MRI. Coaching staff should be aware that the signs of a concussion include an athlete who appears dazed or stunned, is confused about an assignment or moves clumsily. Athletes should be aware of symptoms including a headache, nausea, balance problems, double vision, and confusion.
One of the panelists, Dr. John Galluci, who is the Medical Coordinator of Major League Soccer and the President of JAG Physical Therapy, said that awareness of concussions has increased greatly, “What this has really done – and I call it the concussion revolution – is put healthcare first now in sports.” Dr. Gallucci said the team approach is critical and nurses, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists and doctors need to advocate every day.
This is the third annual Healthcare Symposium presented by Dominican College.
November 23, 2015
The Third Annual Healthcare Symposium “Concussions: Everything You Need to Know” will be held on Monday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Anyone involved in youth sports will want to take part in this interesting and informative evening, which will feature a panel of experts and open discussion. Physicians, coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, nurses, and parents are all invited to attend.
The moderator of the event will be Dr. N. Noel Testa, Former Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Medical Center. The keynote address will be delivered by Dennis Cardone, DO, Associate Professor at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Attendees will learn about the epidemiology of concussions, on-field assessment, post- concussion syndrome, rehabilitation and therapy, guidelines for returning to school, injury prevention, and protective equipment.
The event will be held in the Fury Lecture Hall of the Prusmack Center off Western Highway in Orangeburg, NY. For more information, and to register for the symposium, please click here.
November 3, 2015
Dominican College is offering a microbiology workshop for high school students on weekends. The workshop will be held on six consecutive Saturdays, beginning on October 24, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Students participating in the program will have the opportunity to perform original biological research while learning techniques in microbiology. The workshop series is open to any high school student who has completed their life science course and has achieved an 85% overall grade in their science and math courses combined. A total of 16 spots are available.
There is no charge for the workshop, which is being offered through a donation from Orange and Rockland Utilities.
Interested students, should complete and submit the form below. The deadline to submit an application and a letter of recommendation is October 8, 2015.
All applicants will be notified by October 15 if they are accepted into the workshop.
September 29, 2015
Dominican College students paid tribute to the victims of the 9-11 attacks by volunteering on September 11, as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The volunteering efforts were organized by Melissa Grau, Director of Community Engagement and Leadership Development. “I think the purpose of the attacks on September 11th was to break the American spirit and the reason that service has become such an important part of today, especially at Dominican College, is to show that it didn’t break our spirit and we still live and love in our community,” she said.
Some students volunteered at Jawonio in New City, playing board games and working on craft projects with adults who have special needs. “They just brighten up our consumer’s day. They bring joy to their faces,” said Jawonio spokesperson Dana Ferraro. “It’s a nice environment because they chose to be here and it really shows. We just love to have them.”
Also on September 11, students volunteered in the Granito Center, making handmade greeting cards that will be delivered to veterans and seniors who are homebound.
Congress designated September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance in 2009 to unite Americans in service in the same way so many came together following the attacks. At Dominican College, there is a commitment to community service year-round, so that students learn as much outside of the classroom as they do in it.
September 14, 2015
Dorothy Filoramo and Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien were among 25 Silver Medal Recipients honored on Tuesday, June 16, for their contributions to Leadership Rockland. They are shown with Frank Borelli, also a Silver Medal Recipient. Dominican College was honored with a medal as well.
Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien, OP, Ph.D, is the College’s president. Dorothy Filoramo serves as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Both have been supporters of Leadership Rockland since its inception, with Ms. Filoramo serving as Chair of the Board of Leadership Rockland, Inc. from 2009-2012.
Leadership Rockland offers existing and emerging leaders an educational experience focused on the infrastructure of Rockland County, New York – presented by leaders in government, business and non-profit sectors. With 600 graduates over a 25-year span, the program consists of 11 daylong sessions over a 10-month period, and engages and challenges its participants to examine issues and seek solutions.
June 17, 2015
College Goal NY Events Help New York Students Gain Access to Financial Aid Opportunities
ORANGEBURG (January 20, 2015)- Dominican College is hosting a College Goal event on Saturday, February 7, to help college-bound students complete the most important tool in securing financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. A completed FASFA can be used to apply for aid for any college or university
Along with providing hands-on assistance with filing and submitting the FAFSA, financial aid experts will answer questions about financial aid, scholarships and loans. Participants can enter a drawing to win $500 for a College Access Challenge Grant (CACG).
The College Goal event will be from 12 noon – 4 p.m, February 7, in the Prusmack Center on Dominican College’s campus, 493 Western Highway, Orangeburg.
To file the FAFSA application, the following documents are required and should be brought to the event:
• Parent and student’s social security numbers
• 2014 tax returns for parents and student, if applicable
• 2014 W-2s if the completed tax return is not available
• 2014 records of untaxed income records such as Social Security, if applicable
• Pin number: students and parents need to apply for a pin number at (www.pin.ed.gov). This allows for electronically signing the application and receiving faster responses.
• Driver’s license
All information will be kept confidential. For information on the College Goal event, call (845) 848 – 7819 or go to: http://www.dc.edu/collegegoal
January 22, 2015
The Palisades Institute of Dominican College is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director. Effective December 15, Stanley J. Jacoby will assume the position of Executive Director of the Palisades Institute. Mr. Jacoby has been a long standing member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute.
Most recently, Mr. Jacoby was the Executive Director of Rockland County Workforce Investment Board and the Director of Employee Rights, Relations, and Training of Rockland County.
He began his career at Bell Labs as an engineer in disaster-resistant building design and construction, and subsequently served in a number of executive positions at AT&T and Verizon. Drawing on his experience in the telecom sector, Mr. Jacoby established a management consulting and training practice, serving private, public, and non-profit clients. He presented workshops and trainings on leadership, quality management, customer service, harassment prevention and more.
Mr. Jacoby has served on educational and governmental advisory boards, including the Board of Examiners for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in both New York State and New Jersey and the boards at Rockland Community College and Dominican College. He was also an adjunct professor of Project Management and Quality Management at Polytechnic University.
He is a professional engineer (P.E.) in New York State and a senior professional in human resources (SPHR). Mr. Jacoby holds an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University, an M.S. in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Civil engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He has certificates from Cornell University in Equal Employment Opportunity policies and complaint handling.
The Palisades Institute was created in 1990 as part of Dominican College in Blauvelt, N.Y. to serve for-profit, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The Palisades Institute is based on the belief that people in all organizations are confronted with a myriad of issues in their work lives which would be better handled with a greater understanding and application of the principles of Quality, Leadership and Ethics. The Institute offers seminars and workshops that address issues related to the integration of these principles from a variety of perspectives.
December 15, 2014