RALEIGH and GRENADA—St. George’s University and North Carolina State University have entered into a new partnership that will enable qualified NC State undergraduates to pursue postgraduate medical and veterinary degrees at SGU.
“We are excited to welcome North Carolina State University’s best and brightest to our campus,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, President of St. George’s University. “This partnership will enable numerous NC State graduates to work toward their dreams of becoming the next generation of doctors and veterinarians at St. George’s.”
“This partnership between NC State and St. George’s University serves as a great opportunity for pre-vet students to pursue their life goal of becoming a veterinarian at an AVMA-accredited school,” said Dr. Shweta Trivedi, Director of North Carolina State’s Veterinary Professions Advising Center. “NC State pre-vets are thrilled to know that they have a guaranteed spot if they meet the requirements. They already have peers at SGU who speak highly of the program.”
The partnership will identify undergraduates at North Carolina State who have excellent academic records and a passion for medicine or veterinary medicine. Upon graduation, they’ll have the opportunity to work toward MD or DVM degrees at SGU.
Those who attend St. George’s University School of Medicine will complete their first two years on campus in Grenada and their final two years in clerkship programs programs in the US, UK and other countries. Those who enroll in the veterinary school will study for three years on campus before completing their final clinical year elsewhere.
North Carolina State joins a diverse group of 24 medical schools and 27 veterinary schools in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada that have partnered with St. George’s. SGU has similar partnerships with Mahidol University International College in Thailand and colleges and universities in Bermuda, Grenada, Hong Kong, Guyana, and Uganda.
“To solve the world’s biggest public health challenges, doctors and veterinarians must have a global perspective,” Dr. Olds said. “We look forward to inculcating a new generation of students from North Carolina State with that perspective.”
https://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Campus-845-x-500.jpg500845bpmauserhttps://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sgu-logo-grenada.svgbpmauser2017-06-05 17:53:252017-06-07 19:23:56St. George's University and North Carolina State Launch Medical, Veterinary Partnership
Dr. Lutz ‘Joe’ Amechi, MD SGU ’93, resident physician and managing director of St. Augustine’s Medical Services (SAMS), celebrates sustained efforts to expand healthcare services in Grenada, introducing the nation’s first hyperbaric chamber and a 64 slice CT machine. St. George’s University is partnering with SAMS to provide medical students with a clinical selective in hyperbaric medicine.
Rated among the top diving destinations in the world, Grenada regularly welcomes fervent divers and major diving clubs to its waters. However, with no hyperbaric chamber on island, the risk of decompression sickness—also known as divers’ disease or the bends—remains a constant threat.
An avid diver while attending St. George’s University, Lutz “Joe” Amechi, MD SGU ’93, often wondered what happened if divers were stricken with the bends, which can result in crippling injuries—even paralysis or death—due to arterial gas embolisms. More than two decades later, Dr. Amechi has helped secure Grenada’s first hyperbaric chamber at St. Augustine’s Medical Services (SAMS) in hopes of significantly reducing the effects of dive-related injuries.
“For years, our career fishermen have been risking their lives diving for their livelihood in very dangerous conditions. With the nearest hyperbaric chamber located in Barbados, there was no means to treat the damages caused by dive injuries in a timely manner,” said Dr. Amechi, Managing Director and Resident Physician, SAMS. “Having a hyperbaric chamber on shore will give both our locals and our visitors tremendous confidence in our capabilities and support of our dive sector in Grenada.”
Additionally, SGU has partnered with SAMS in starting a selective in hyperbaric medicine, with the first group of students slated to participate this fall. As faculty advisor, Dr. Duncan Kirkby was instrumental in both acquiring and building an educational program around the hyperbaric chamber.
“One of our main goals is to make our students stand out,” said Dr. Kirkby, Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Dean of Students at SGU. “These selectives provide another avenue to help our students set themselves apart from every other medical student. We’re offering a dynamic way to augment the competitiveness of our graduates for residency.”
Also teaching the course in conjunction with SGU is Dr. Tyler Sexton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Hyperbaric Medicine (CHM) and a former student of Dr. Kirkby. Working with SAMS to supply both the hyperbaric chamber and the medical knowhow, Dr. Sexton created CHM to focus directly on bringing these types of programs to the Caribbean.
“These courses enable students to become actual certified technicians, allowing them to move into the world of hyperbaric medicine. They can also choose to become an attending hyperbaric physician, giving them another pathway of using their education and furthering their career in medicine,” said Dr. Sexton. “This program doesn’t include just the coursework but the clinical hours as well that gives these students invaluable hands-on experience utilizing the hyperbaric chamber. This will open their eyes to the wound care component, to limb salvage, and reducing diabetic amputation rates. Hyperbaric medicine bridges a variety of specialties, including emergency medicine, surgery, and primary care. It gives them exposure to many areas and will help guide them to a fun and dynamic career as they move forward.”
According to Dr. Sexton, the fully remanufactured hyperbaric chamber is accredited by Divers Alert Network and is recognized by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. It has the capability of treating four patients at once and houses seven breathing systems. It can perform approximately 100,000 dives before having to replace any of its parts and is approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and 510(k) cleared by the Food and Drug Administration.
Used to deliver hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), the hyperbaric chamber was developed to treat underwater divers suffering from decompression sickness. It has since been approved for the treatment of air or gas embolisms, gangrenous digits and limbs, sickle cell disease, thermal burns, and other wounds that fail to heal through conventional treatment.
“The hyperbaric chamber will undoubtedly be useful in recompressing divers suffering from the bends but hyperbaric medicine extends far beyond that and is now used extensively in treating bone infections, ischemic strokes, diabetic foot ulcers and the list goes on,” added Dr. Amechi. “HBOT can cut the healing time by about a third to a half. Patients suffering with sickle cell disease, it shortens the length of the crisis and gets them back out much faster. With the hyperbaric chamber, recovery time is much quicker and the recovery percentage is much higher.”
https://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Joe-Amechi-Hyperbaric-Medicine.jpg500845bpmauserhttps://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sgu-logo-grenada.svgbpmauser2017-06-05 15:29:092017-06-05 16:07:00SGU Grad Brings Hyperbaric Medicine to Grenada
With an excellent education under their wings, sound advice to lean on and the world before them, greatness is within reach for the St. George’s University Class of 2017.
Such was explained by those who addressed the more than 300 graduates at this month’s commencement ceremony in Grenada, including an SGU alumnus who once stood in the graduates’ shoes. Joel Jack, BSc SGU ’03, an Assemblyman of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the Keynote Speaker for the evening, implored his fellow alumni to find their passion, prepare for change, and embrace the future, citing Jim Collins’ inspirational book, “Good to Great.”
“When what you are deeply passionate about and what drives your economic engine come together, not only does your work move towards greatness but so too does your life,” said Mr. Jack, Deputy Chief Secretary and Secretary of Finance and the Economy of THA. “For in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life.”
Blossom Philbert, 2017 SAS Valedictorian
Joining him in the family of SGU alumni were graduates representing 33 countries across the globe. The 2017 class included nearly 150 students from the School of Arts and Sciences and more than 120 from the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, medical doctorates were conferred on 65 Caribbean graduates, with one new Grenadian veterinarian in attendance. Ceremonies for the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine will take place in June at New York City’s Lincoln Center.
In her address to the crowd, valedictorian Blossom Philbert, BSc ’17, also quoted Collins, saying “greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is a matter of conscious choice.” She went on to compare life to that of a book, but unlike the chapters of their textbooks, they could not flip forward to see how many more pages were left.
“My next chapter might last four years, whereas the person sitting next to me might write six chapters in four years,” Ms. Philbert said. “It matters not as along as those chapters are representative of the journey that leads to a life full of greatness, which will ultimately give a pleasant read when we flip back through its pages.”
Among the degrees conferred by the School of Graduate Studies, Dr. Trevor Noel became the fifth student — and first Grenadian—to earn his Doctor of Philosophy at SGU. Dr. Noel was simultaneously inducted into the Gamma Kappa Chapter of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society for his extraordinary service to public health and invaluable contributions to the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF).
Dr. Rudi Webster
St. George’s University also recognized Dr. Rudi Webster with its Distinguished Service Award for his work spanning the fields of medicine, sports, diplomacy, and politics. Dr. Webster was instrumental in establishing the Shell Cricket Academy at SGU, where he served as Academy Director – an endeavor which signified that SGU was not just a medical school but much more. Several of SGU’s Shell Academy graduates went on to play for the West Indies cricket team, including Darren Sammy, who captained the team to two consecutive T20 World Cups.
“To this year’s graduates, all that you have achieved so far shows what you have learned and what you have done,” stated Dr. Webster. “However, it does not reflect what you can learn, and what you can become. That should be your focus now.”
“Many of us in the Caribbean believe that we are not good enough and that something is missing. This is incredible because the secret to our success already lies within us—it’s called self-acceptance. That was the secret of the West Indies Cricket team’s 15 years of success,” added Dr. Webster. “Self-acceptance is going to be the key to your success and it differs from self-confidence. Although your self-confidence may fluctuate depending on your success or failure, self-acceptance means you value yourself as a worthwhile human being regardless of if you succeed or you fail. We in the Caribbean are just as smart and have just as much talent as anyone else in the world, and I have proven that.”
https://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/20170513_0244-FEATURE.jpg8881500bpmauserhttps://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sgu-logo-grenada.svgbpmauser2017-05-18 23:41:462017-05-19 18:54:20Grenada Class of 2017 Encouraged to Climb From “Good to Great”
Dr. Charles R. Modica, founder and Chancellor of St George’s University, has received the 2017 Mike Fisher Memorial Award at a ceremony in the House of Lords in London.
Forty years ago, Chancellor Modica saw an opportunity to provide an international education to talented prospective medical students. The Charter MD class matriculated in January 1977, and since then more than 14,000 MD graduates have gone on to practice medicine in a variety of disciplines the world over.
The Mike Fisher Award – given annually since 2006 – acknowledges the work of the late Mike Fisher, formerly of the pharmaceutical company, Merck, whose original research led to the discovery of the drug Ivermectin, which has spared 35 million people in developing countries from blindness and disfigurement and provided domestic animals and livestock with healthier lives.
Many of these graduates have subsequently made enormous contributions to the field of One Health and are working and practicing in more than 50 countries worldwide.
“Dr. Modica’s vision and leadership over the last 40 years have significantly impacted the health and wellbeing of millions of people and animals on all continents,” the award citation states. “The value of this contribution to mankind cannot be overstated and epitomizes the key characteristics of the Mike Fisher Memorial Award.”
The award was presented at the fourth WINDREF Dinner at the House of Lords in the British Parliament by Baroness Howells of St. Davids, President of the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), the research institute on St. George’s University’s True Blue campus.
https://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Mike-Fisher-Award.jpg243411bpmauserhttps://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sgu-logo-grenada.svgbpmauser2017-05-15 16:13:582017-06-15 20:03:52Visionary: Chancellor Charles Modica Receives Mike Fisher Memorial Award
Ernest Jackson Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior passed away on Monday at his home in Swaffham Prior. As the former President of the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation, former Chairman of the UK Board of Trustees for WINDREF, and a 20-year member of the Academic Board, he leaves behind a noteworthy legacy at St. George’s University. His remarkable career spanned five decades, during which he made significant contributions to veterinary and human medicine, global public health, parasitology, immunology, and zoonosis through his teaching, inspiring leadership, and scholarly contributions.
“Lord Soulsby’s contributions to WINDREF and St. George’s University leave an incredible legacy, but it is in his contributions to global health and education that his legacy will most endure,” said Calum Macpherson, Vice Provost for International Program Development, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and Director of Research at St. George’s University, and Vice President and Director of WINDREF. “He will be missed by the many students and others who have met him as well as by the thousands who have relied upon his many publications, textbooks, and edited volumes in conducting their own research. His legacy in One Health One Medicine is indelible and his contributions will be missed.”
A distinguished microbiologist and parasitologist, and a leader in the US and UK worlds of veterinary medicine, Lord Soulsby was the first veterinary surgeon raised to the peerage in the United Kingdom.
He advised the UK government on animal welfare, science and technology, biotechnology, and environmental issues. He was President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, the Royal Institute of Public Health, and the Royal Society for Public Health. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Biology, the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Society for Public Health, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
His career included positions as Professor of Parasitology at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Animal Pathology at the University of Cambridge, where he was Dean for several years. Earlier, Lord Soulsby was in general veterinary practice in the north of England, a Veterinary Officer for the City of Edinburgh, and a lecturer in clinical parasitology at the University of Bristol. He was an Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an Emeritus Professor of the University of Cambridge.
Lord Soulsby was also a Visiting Professor at various universities in Europe, the Far East, South America, and the United States. He is an honorary member of numerous international parasitology societies and has been awarded nine honorary degrees and several awards for his research. He published 14 books, as well as many articles in various veterinary and parasitological journals.
Lord Soulsby is survived by his daughter, Katrina, and his granddaughter, Kananu. His service will be held at the Church of St. Mary, Swaffham Prior, at 2:00 pm local time on Wednesday, May 24. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Soulsby Foundation.
https://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Lord-Soulsby-RCVS-Day-2015-2.jpg500845bpmauserhttps://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sgu-logo-grenada.svgbpmauser2017-05-12 20:26:562017-05-15 15:57:27St. George’s University Mourns Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior
When ophthalmologist Fred Lambrou first came to Grenada in 2014 to visit his stepson, Weston, a medical student at St. George’s University, the issues facing many Grenadians was plain to see. Diabetes, afflicting approximately 30 percent of the country’s population, threatened to slowly rob their eyesight unless they received proper treatment.
Having learned of this, Dr. Lambrou and his wife, Pat, an ophthalmology nurse, jumped at the opportunity to serve the country that provided their son’s medical education. Since their first visit, they have provided free weeklong ophthalmology clinics in Grenada twice each year through SGU’s Physician Humanitarian Network (SGU PHN), leaving their comfortable lives to provide more than 150 free laser treatments to those suffering from the blinding effects of diabetes.
“I feel very blessed to be working here in Grenada,” said Dr. Lambrou, Retina Surgeon at Retina Associates PA in Jacksonville, FL. “The people have been wonderful, and I think we are making a difference and progressing forward. I keep coming back because of the need and the people. The SGU PHN has been fabulous, and I think together we can make a big difference in the lives of the people of Grenada. Our goal is to eliminate blindness from diabetic retinopathy in Grenada.”
“Dr. Lambrou represents the spirit of the SGU Physician Humanitarian Network,” said Brendon La Grenade, Interim Vice Provost, Office of Institutional Advancement at SGU. “We are grateful to have them as associate alumni, as well as their son, Weston. To sum them up in one word—humanitarians.”
To further bolster ophthalmologic treatment in Grenada, the Lambrous organized the donation of the OcuLight laser system by IRIDEX Corporation, a device that generally targets the damaged eye tissue by treating leaking blood vessels directly and or eliminating abnormal blood vessels that have formed. More recently, they secured an EasyScan retinal camera that will lead to earlier diagnoses of conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
“With the EasyScan camera, retinal screenings are very simple. They don’t hurt the patient, there is no need to dilate the pupils, and the camera takes a good picture that I can use for earlier diagnoses of retinal conditions,” Dr. Lambrou said. “Patients tend not to go see their eye doctor until they’ve lost their vision, and by then it’s almost too late. We strongly encourage people who are diabetic to get their eyes checked, and hope that, with this new equipment, we can get patients to come in earlier so we can treat them earlier and help prevent blindness.”
The EasyScan retinal imaging device was secured through HealPros, a mobile telemedicine service company that addresses unmet needs of diabetes management programs and diagnostic services. The camera employs Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (SLO) technology, which makes use of an infrared and a green laser that show multiple layers of the retina. When viewed individually and combined, different types of deviations can be identified, serving as a perfect basis for accurate diagnoses. With EasyScan’s high contrast images, retinopathies become more easily detectable leading to earlier diagnosis of retinal conditions.
All told, Mr. La Grenade estimated that Dr. Lambrou has sourced and donated equipment in excess of US $30,000 to provide corrective procedures to the people of Grenada.
“After screening 30-40 patients during his vacation on his very first visit to Grenada, Dr. Lambrou began strategizing on how he could lend his expertise to assist the patients he saw and to expand service to others,” Mr. La Grenade said. “It was immediately clear to him that, with the high prevalence of diabetes on the island, early detection and some treatment options would be necessary if these individuals were to keep their sight.”
Lending his almost 30 years of retina expertise, Dr. Lambrou also invites the University’s basic sciences students to the clinics giving them a chance to both observe and use the ophthalmoscope—gaining valuable hands-on experience and an early opportunity to build their clinical skills.
“I would love to expand the clinical aspect of my visits because the SGU PHN has provided a great resource for clinical material for students to learn,” praised Dr. Lambrou. “Medical education in the US is changing. It’s now important to get more clinical experience to students in the first two years of school. This is a great facility for students to get some much-needed practice dealing with patients and using the ophthalmoscope.”
GRENADA (May 3) — Today, St. George’s University named Andrew J. Sussman, MD, a physician with a long and distinguished career at some of the top hospitals, universities, and healthcare companies in the United States, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
“For 40 years, St. George’s University has transformed promising students into outstanding doctors committed to addressing the healthcare needs of people all over the world, especially those in underserved communities,” said Sussman. “I look forward to working with the entire St. George’s University team to continue to fulfill this important and inspiring mission.”
Sussman will lead all executive functions of the University, with a particular focus on expanding educational opportunities, programs, and support for students; forging clinical partnerships with hospital systems; and increasing the University’s reach internationally. Dr. G. Richard Olds will continue in his role as President of St. George’s University, and report to Dr. Sussman.
Sussman was most recently Executive Vice President of Clinical Services at CVS Health, the largest pharmacy care provider in the United States. Previously, he led the development and growth of CVS MinuteClinic, the largest walk-in clinic provider in the United States, with more than 1,100 locations. Under his leadership, CVS MinuteClinic established collaborative affiliations with more than 75 major hospital systems across the United States.
Before his career at CVS Health, Sussman was Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center, the major teaching affiliate of UMass Medical School. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School.
Prior to his work at UMass, Sussman served as Chief Medical Officer of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, consisting of 800 teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He began his academic career at Harvard Medical School, first as Instructor and then as Assistant Professor of Medicine.
Sussman is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Medical School, and Boston University Questrom School of Business. He is a board-certified internist and primary care physician.
“We are thrilled to have Andy join St. George’s University as CEO,” said Charles Modica, the Founder and Chancellor of the University. “His record of leadership and achievement in health care is remarkable, and I know that he’ll position the University for sustained excellence over our next 40 years.”
https://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Sussmann-announcement-web-image.jpg500845bpmauserhttps://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sgu-logo-grenada.svgbpmauser2017-05-03 11:00:242017-06-07 13:43:23St. George's University Names CVS Health Executive Vice President Dr. Andrew Sussman as New CEO
Dr. G. Richard Olds, President and CEO of St. George’s University, appeared on the BBC to discuss how we can assist in reversing the medical brain drain from developing and middle-income countries. This is an important topic as physicians are already scarce worldwide and demand for foreign-born doctors is stretching resources in their home nations to a breaking point. What’s more, many of these people never return to work in their own communities.
Click on the Play button below to hear Dr. Olds outlining his ideas on how we can help mitigate the problem, or visit the World Service here.
https://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sgu-logo-grenada.svg00dbriggshttps://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sgu-logo-grenada.svgdbriggs2017-04-26 19:27:202017-05-03 15:09:09Dr. G. Richard Olds, President and CEO of St. George's University, Visits With BBC to Discuss Physician Maldistribution
File Photo: Ms. Banner, third from left, during an April 2013 visit to SGU’s True Blue Campus.
St. George’s University has hired Sandra Banner, the former director of the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS), as its new consultant for University relations in Canada.
“I’m thrilled to join the St. George’s University team,” Ms. Banner said. “I look forward to expanding the St. George’s presence in Canada and strengthening our relationships with the Canadian medical community.”
As a consultant, Ms. Banner’s focus will be on expanding St. George’s University clinical programs in Canada, which currently include partnerships with the University of Saskatchewan and Vancouver General Hospital. She will also assist in recruiting Canadian students and shaping SGU’s message to Canadian audiences.
Ms. Banner comes to SGU after serving for 29 years as Executive Director and CEO of CaRMS, the national organization that matches students with residencies in Canada. During her tenure, CaRMS also grew from 1.5 full-time staffers to more than 40. The Service now serves over 7,000 applicants and 650 programs across Canada.
Ms. Banner brings a wealth of medical and educational experience to St. George’s University. She has served as a Board Director on the Physicians Credential Registry of Canada and is an Honorary Member of the College of Family Physicians in Canada. She has also presented to government committees on the state of medical education, including the Advisory Committee on Health Delivery and Human Resources, established by the Deputy Ministers of Health in Canada. Banner collaborated and contributed to the Future of Medical Education in Canada, a groundbreaking report aiming to reform the medical education system in order to better address the health needs of Canadians.
“St. George’s University is committed to training the physicians Canada needs to address its nationwide doctor shortage,” said Dr. G. Richard Olds, President, St. George’s University. “Sandra is the perfect person to lead our efforts in pursuit of that mission.”
https://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Sandra-Banner-visit.jpg500845bpmauserhttps://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sgu-logo-grenada.svgbpmauser2017-04-24 09:00:222017-04-24 20:03:41St. George's University Hires Leading Canadian Medical Education Official
Before Joanne Caring, MD SGU ’86, began her career as an award-winning psychiatrist, she was an art student at Cornell University. Almost 40 years since changing career paths, her life will come full circle.
Dr. Caring has been friends with Louise Lawler, now an internationally renowned artist and photographer, since their undergraduate years in Ithaca. Together, they created artwork under the joint pseudonym, The Roseprint Detective Club, after college. Their joint effort from 1972, “Untitled,” is considered a seminal piece in Ms. Lawler’s career and will be on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City from April 30 to July 30 as part of “Why Pictures Now,” the first New York museum survey for Ms. Lawler.
Dr. Caring, a St. George’s University graduate who is now an Attending Psychiatrist at Metropolitan Hospital and an Assistant Professor at New York Medical College, will join Ms. Lawler at the exhibit’s opening on April 25.
“I knew that Louise was going to have the show at MoMA, but I didn’t know how far back they were going to go,” Dr. Caring said. “When I found out our piece was going to be included, it was very exciting. We did a lot of this kind of work together.”
“Untitled” is a 24-page book that features a series of sayings printed on slips of paper, similar to those found in fortune cookies. Examples include “’If you don’t listen’ said the sheriff, ‘I’ll fall’” and “New shoes, blue shoes, red and pink and blue shoes, tell me what would you choose, if you were to buy.” According to MoMA, the “sly, self-effacing, oddly humorous book of misdirection and nonspecific readings … cunningly embodies how an artist’s book can be a locus for engagement between artists and readers.”
The Roseprint Detective Club’s work has been displayed at art shows in New York City, Washington DC, and Pamplona, Spain. Although Dr. Caring no longer creates art herself, she looks back fondly on her time as an art student at Cornell, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts before going on to obtain her master’s degree from Hunter College. She taught art in college for three years before accepting a media fellowship at a psychiatric clinic, which ended up being her segue to a career in medicine. Following the fellowship, she created video content at a psychiatric hospital and became fascinated by the research that doctors were conducting, leading her to enter into the field herself. She applied to and enrolled at SGU in the fall of 1982.
Since graduating, Dr. Caring has enjoyed a three-decade-long career in psychiatry, arriving at Metropolitan Hospital as a resident in 1987 before accepting an attending position in 1991. She was Unit Chief of the Community Support Services Psychiatric Day Treatment Program for 26 years. She has also been a Guest Editor of Psychiatric Annals and is board certified in psychiatry. For her work, she has received the Behavioral Health Best Practices Award and Behavioral Health Recognition Award from NYC Health + Hospitals.
“I couldn’t have had this career without SGU,” said Dr. Caring, who is also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
She looks forward to welcoming friends from all over the country to New York for the exhibit. Tickets to view “Why Pictures Now” and other exhibits can be purchased on the MoMA website.
https://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Joanne-Caring-main.jpg499845bpmauserhttps://www.sgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/sgu-logo-grenada.svgbpmauser2017-04-24 08:39:562017-04-24 18:48:59SGU Graduate’s Work to Appear in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art