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.

ITEACH Team Presents at ACERT

Congratulations to faculty members Alexandra Plavskin (School of Nursing) and Carmen Morano (School of Social Work), and Shawn McGinniss ITEACH Project Manager for their excellent presentation on the importance of interprofessional education and practice in healthcare (IPE). Martin Dornbaum, Director of the Health Professions Education Center moderated this special event.

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.

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 2015 will take place November 18-20 in Palm Springs, California. 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.

This year's speakers include a Genomic Engineer from CRISPR, the US Surgeon General, a Biomedical Engineer, and many others.

If you miss the event, videos from past conferences and other TED talks are available on their website.

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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