Training, Research, & Education


Dr. Kanna's Leadership is Creating Research Opportunities for PAGNY's Medical Professionals

Dr. Balavenkatesh Kanna

Dr. Balavenkatesh Kanna has a passion for research. "The idea is to go from the basic science bench to the bedside to the community," says the PAGNY Internist at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, "so we can prevent diseases and help our patients lead healthier lives." That passion led Dr. Kanna to develop and become the Chairman of the PAGNY Research and Education Committee, which has the goal of encouraging collaboration among PAGNY members, sharing...



Grant Opportunities

New Research Grant Opportunities

PAGNY is committed to promoting scholarly activities and enhancing faculty participation in biomedical research. Here are new research grant opportunities for PAGNY professionals:

Click the "read more" link below to apply.

Submission deadline: Oct. 4, 2016

Submission deadline: Oct. 14, 2016

Submission deadline: Oct. 17, 2016

Submission deadline: Oct. 18, 2016

Submission deadline: Nov. 14, 2016


In The Spotlight


PAGNY's Dr. Passick of NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island On a Mission to Prevent Falls by Seniors

Dr. Jeffrey Passick

Dr. Jeffrey Passick has become an evangelist for preventing falls and fractures among the elderly. "I will talk to anyone who will listen to me," he says. Dr. Passick, the Director of Orthopedic Surgery at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, regularly talks at senior centers in southeast Brooklyn about what seniors can do to prevent falls. "It's very important to us," he says. “Coney Island has one of the oldest catchment areas of any of the Health...




NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx Wins NYS Award for Educating New Mothers on Hypertensive Disorders

Dr. Chinyere Anyaogu

The New York State Department of Health has given a prestigious award to NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx for its education program aimed at preventing hypertensive disorders in pregnant women and new mothers. North Central Bronx Hospital received the 2015 Quality Improvement Award from the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative Obstetrical Improvement Project for its efforts to identify maternal hemorrhage and...



Message from Jane D. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
PAGNY Chief Communications Officer

A substantial portion of PAGNY's patient population are elderly. For that reason, efforts to prevent falls — a leading cause of injury for adults over the age of 65 — receive special attention from many PAGNY doctors.

Dr. Jeffrey Passick of NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, who is profiled in this newsletter, has become a leading advocate of Falls Prevention and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi has developed a special program to educate seniors about the risk of falling.

This is all timely and relevant because September 22 —the first day of fall—is Falls Prevention and Awareness Day. The Day, created by the National Council on Aging, was first observed eight years ago to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among the elderly. Now, 48 states participate in the Day and it even has its own hashtag: #FPAD2016.

For more information, please go to this site:

Leading healthy and risk-free lives at any age is important for all of us!

And, as always, don’t hesitate to let us know about your programs, achievements and successes so we can include them in a future edition of The PAGNY Advance.

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