Health Professions Education Center


The HPEC frequently participates in and facilitates a number of special events with faculty from the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and the Hunter College School of Health Professions. This page includes details and photos from past student and faculty events.

School of Nursing Honorary Alumnus Award

HPEC Director, Mr. Martin Dornbaum has been recognized as an Honorary Alumnus of the School of Nursing. An induction ceremony was held on April 27, 2013 by the School of Nursing Alumni Association. Congratulations, Mr. Dornbaum on this great honor!

Members of the NYCNECT Team Make an Appearance at the CUNY IT Conference

Congratulations to Dr. Donna Nickitas, Shawn McGinnis, M.S. Ed, Martin Dornbaum, MS, Alexandra Plavskin, MSN, Margaret Reilly, DNS and Dr. Adam Wandt, on the acceptance of their abstract and their amazing presentation at the 12th annual CUNY IT conference.

CUNY is the largest provider of nurses in New York City, graduating almost half of all newly-licensed nurses. Yet, advancements in healthcare have out-paced faculty development on the successful incorporation of new technologies in health professions education. Participants learned how a CUNY-wide faculty development consortium provides instruction in innovative pedagogy and use of simulation, informatics, telehealth, and other technologies as instructional tools to prepare students for today's healthcare practice.

7th Annual SHP-SON Student Faculty Research Conference

Organized by Carol Roye, EdD, RN, CPNP, and HPEC Director Martin Dornbaum, MS, the 7th annual SHP-SON-SHS Brookdale Campus Research Day was held on May 8th, 2013. Breaking the record with 56 poster entries, the 7th Annual Research Day concluded with Keynote Speaker, Marita G. Titler's, PhD, RN, FAAN, presentation about translational research and evidence-based practice.

Sigma Theta Tau Friend of Nursing Award

On April 10th, 2013, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing recognized Mr. Martin Dornbaum and Mrs. Anne Woodstock-Wallace as Friends of Nursing. Congratulations Mr. Martin Dornbaum, HPEC Director, and Chief College Lab Technician, Mrs. Anne Woodstock-Wallace!

The New Normal: Life After Hurricane Sandy
HPEC 68th Street Office

Despite the occurrence of Hurricane Sandy and the closing of Hunter's Brookdale Campus, the HPEC has continued to be a pillar of support to the Brookdale community. After relocating to the 5th floor of the library at the 68th Street campus, the HPEC continues to provide academic support.
The new HPEC location includes:

  • Five media enhanced classrooms

  • Four smaller group meeting areas

  • A Mini-Theater for viewing health related media

  • A Nursing Skills Lab

  • A Physical Therapy classroom with equipment

  • A study space for the BESt 2.0 program

For a more detailed overview of the HPEC 68th street office, please view the following article:
"The New Normal: Life After Hurricane Sandy" by Jennifer De Jesus.

*** The HPEC has since returned to its Brookdale Campus location. We welcome students and faculty to stop by and utilize our resources!

HPEC 68th Street Office

What's Dr. Vogel Cooking Up Now...?

Not only is Dr. Donald Vogel the Clinical Director of the Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders, an Associate Professor, and an Audiologist, he is also a supernaturally gifted chef. Recently, he has created his pièce de résistance. With funding from a Graduate Research and Technology Initiative (GRTI) Grant, Dr. Vogel purchased iPads for improving patient care.

Beginning this fall, Communication Sciences students will record patient therapy sessions using the iPads, which provide high definition audio and video. The icing on this cake is the ability to create video compilations of a patient's sessions in order to better follow the progression of a treatment. The videos will then be available for student viewing at the Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders and in private screening booths at the HPEC.


TEDMED 2014 will take place April 9-11 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As always, TEDMED will be broadcast live to thousands of medical organizations, academic institutions and government facilities in 100+ countries. For more information on how to attend the conference virtually, find out about TEDMED Live.

ALthough the speakers for TEDMED 2014 have not been announced, past speakers include Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Katie Couric, co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer and Special Correspondent on ABC News, among many others.

If you missed the event, videos from past conferences are available on their website. Please, check back soon for updated 2014 videos.

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Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
Please see calendar for any schedule changes.

Health Professions Education Center
425 East 25th Street
West Mezzanine
New York, NY 10010
Tel: 212.481.5129
Fax: 212.481.8798