programs

Listed below are educational programs Eric M. Grace has developed, implemented, taught, and managed.
(The websites were created to display the content of the programs and most from 2003-2008 were created by students 
and used as educational tools for the participating students.)
Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine  2013
Preparing for Our Future by Understanding Our Past
Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine by Dr. Donald F. Smith peers into the future of the veterinary profession while examining its past using 2013, the 150th anniversary of the AVMA, as a benchmark and a dedication to the profession.

Veritas  2011-2013
Veritas is a groundbreaking partnership between the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Pfizer Animal Health. This unique partnership between academia and industry delivers the Universities' expertise in medicine and teaching, supported by Pfizer Animal Health's information delivery and customer service know-how. Veritas offers veterinarians web-based, peer-reviewed continuing education, utilizing the latest advances in online teaching technologies.

Partners In Animal Health  2011-2013
Partners in Animal Health is a collection of innovative and reliable resources for veterinary professionals and pet owners. The content was developed by veterinary experts at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and is part of the Office of Continuing Education.

CME Web Rounds: Online Medical Grand Rounds Enduring Material 2010 - 2011
The University of Rochester Medical Center's CME WebRounds is an online educational tool that enables medical professionals around the world access to URMC's prestigious faculty members in the comfort of their own homes and offices. URMC strives to provide health care providers with lectures covering the latest and greatest advancements in medicine, aimed towards refining medical knowledge and skills that elevate patient care.

Clinical Trial Methods Course in Neurology 2011 (website not available)
The goal of this course curriculum is to teach students about important methodological aspects of clinical trials and to help them apply these principles to their specific clinical proposals. It is important to note that the project deliverables will also be several well-designed studies that the trainees (fellows and jr. faculty) will subsequently implement. Additionally, the course is an opportunity to establish a precedent of formal teaching about clinical trials in the neurosciences, which is likely to spread beyond the confines of the immediate course.

56th Annual Ophthalmology Conference 2011
The practice of ophthalmology encompasses all aspects of visual health as well as medical and surgical treatment of diseases. Ophthalmologists, optometrists and allied health professionals must remain educated in current sub-specialty trends, treatment practices, and clinical research studies that affect their patients. Individual sessions and corresponding topics have been selected to provide professionals with the latest information affecting the practice of ophthalmology, and participants attending this conference should leave understanding how to incorporate this information into their practices.


Unity Third Annual Diabetes Symposium 2011 (website not available)
Our target audience is primary care physicians, other specialists, mid-level providers, diabetes educators, and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with diabetes. This program is designed to keep practitioners up to date on the emerging treatments for glycemic control, as well as identify ways to interact with patients in a way that encourages the types of behavior needed for maximized self-care.

12th University of Rochester Diabetes Conference: The Cutting Edge 2011
This educational activity will provide regional primary care physicians, nurses, mid-level providers, diabetes educators, nutritionists, and other allied health care professionals with an update in the cutting edge of diabetes research and treatment approaches and options that they can implement immediately into their practice.

Rochester Neuroscience Symposium: An Overview for the Primary Care Provider 2011 (website not available)
The purpose of this activity is to update the local medical community on advances that have occurred within the last few years in the management of patients with a variety of neurosurgical conditions such as stroke, brain, spine and pituitary tumors, seizures, spinal disorders, and various types of acute and chronic pain. The hope is that in keeping the medical community informed in these areas, it will become possible to streamline healthcare, reduce inefficiencies from unnecessary surgeries and improve patient outcomes.

Division of Plastic Surgery First Annual Alumni Weekend 2010

The Division of Plastic Surgery has undergone significant changes since it was founded in 1946. The purpose of the First Annual Alumni Weekend is to provide an educational conference that demonstrates the latest in scientific research and techniques in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgeries. The conference will also allow participants to understand the evolution of these technologies and advances throughout the decades, including how resident training has evolved and progressed at the University of Rochester.

4th Annual Huntington Disease Clinical Research Symposium 2010
Huntington's Disease (HD), a devastating disease that robs people of their mobility, intellect, and sanity, has resisted attempts at treatment since it was first recognized in 1872 as a distinct genetic ailment.  Now, some 135 years later, clinical research into treatments that might alleviate symptoms and/or modify the disease are finally producing glimmers of hope for patients and families affected by the disease. The Department of Neurology is dedicated to 1.) Patient care, 2.) Research and 3.) Education. This symposium addresses all three of these missions, in that it directly considers the care of persons with Huntington disease, the research into how to improve the performance of clinical trials for HD, and finally the education of professionals treating HD patients on recent developments.

Huntington's Study Group 2010
The Department of Neurology is dedicated to patient care, research, and education. The Huntington Study Group (HSG) Education Committee was established to develop and design a training program for the HSG investigators and coordinators to 1.) Enhance overall performance in carrying out high quality research, 2.) Train selected investigators and coordinators to perform Phase I to Phase II studies, and 3.) Train a select group of investigators to become principal investigators. Much of this is accomplished through the education courses held at HSG Annual Meeting; this year’s is entitled HSG 2010. HSG 2010 is open only to HSG members and invited guests, and is not publicly advertised.

2nd Annual Targeting the Inflammatory Pathways 2010
This course is designed to update primary care physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and subspecialists on the recent advances in the modulation of the inflammatory pathways to treat chronic inflammatory diseases. The biologic agents are potent therapeutic tools derived from fundamental translational concept of deciphering distinct inflammatory and immunopathologic mechanisms. The development of biologic agents has dramatically changed the therapeutic approach to management of rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory diseases. Health care practitioners face a remarkable wave of even more new biologic therapies over the next several years. This symposium aims to address means and potential consequences of targeting these inflammatory pathways.

Brain and Spine Update: An Overview for the Primary Care Provider 2010 (website not available)
The purpose of this activity is to update the local medical community on advances that have occurred within the last few years in the management of patients with a variety of neurosurgical conditions such as stroke, brain, spine and pituitary tumors, seizures, spinal disorders, and various types of acute and chronic pain. The hope is that in keeping the medical community informed in these areas, it will become possible to streamline healthcare, reduce inefficiencies from unnecessary surgeries and improve patient outcomes.

Update in Neuro-Oncology 2010
Currently, over 2,000 scientific articles are published in the field of neuro-oncology each year, resulting in profound changes in the management for patients with these diseases. Most clinicians do not have time to succinctly review all of these articles, so this conference will assist them in being up-to-date on the latest treatment strategies for this disease. This activity is held on a yearly basis to summarize and relate new developments in care for patients suffering from malignant brain tumors. This is the third year we have employed an overlapping forum to combine patient education and provider education. We find the combined forum very helpful in that physicians and their patients are actively involved in the discussion of new research topics. Frequently physicians learn about the specific interests of their patients by having them physically present and participating in the sessions.

Lumbar Spinal Disorders: An Overview for the Primary Care Physicians 2010 (website not available)
The goal of this activity is to educate primary care physicians about recent advances in diagnostic assessment and treatment of patients with acute and chronic low back pain.

Career Development for Women in Science and Medicine: Meeting the Challenges 2010 (website not available)
Academic medical centers are facing unprecedented challenges. In order to tackle these challenges we need physicians, nurses, department heads and senior managers at all levels who can provide interdisciplinary leadership and thoughtful managerial initiatives. This seminar will engage a women in scientific research and medicine with the intent of developing and enhancing important leadership knowledge and skills among these more senior faculty and staff.

Translating Behavioral Science into Practice 2010
The symposium will introduce clinicians, researchers, and other health care professionals to new advances in the field of health behavior and human motivation. The symposium will also provide clinical investigators, as well as behavioral scientists, with opportunities to develop new research and program assessment avenues which may lead to new collaborations and translational applications. In addition, program participants may identify opportunities to use existing behavior change theories and interventions to answer specific research and program evaluation questions.

Unity Hospital 2nd Annual Diabetes Symposium: Emerging Treatments & Challenges 2010 (website not available)
This program is designed to keep practitioners up to date on the emerging treatments for glycemic control, as well as identify ways to interact with patients in a way that encourages the types of behavior change needed for maximized self-care.

Cardiac Dysrhythmia 2010
This activity, geared toward primary care providers, cardiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses, will discuss updates in the management of patients with cardiac dysrhythmia. Cardiac rhythm management is a fast-changing field, and technological advances have improved the way that we practice. In addition, today’s patients are better educated, and their questions are addressed at higher degrees of understanding than ever before. For these reasons, health care providers must be up-to-date on the latest in pharmacologic, medical device and ablation therapies for patients with cardiac dysrhythmias. New information is constantly being disseminated, and timely, succinct updates are necessary to stay at the forefront in the field in order to provide an appropriate level of care for these patients.

One Laptop Per Child, Rochester Institute of Technology 2009
The One Laptop Per Child educational software development course was designed in the spirit of the Humanitarian Free Open Source Software community, focused on the mission of OLPC and giving time and resources to help education locally and internationally in under-served and underdeveloped nations. The course focused on developing educational games and applications for fourth grade mathematic skills and content, to enhance learning and engagement at the fourth grade level. The software is made freely available on the Internet and follows open source licencing.

ArtPeace Young Entrepreneur Program 2008
In the ArtPeace Young Entrepreneur Program I developed and managed the Digital Studio. I taught 15 youth, professional skills with Adobe Creative Suite, in a
six week Summer opportunity youth employment and entrepreneur training program. The youth produced professional graphic design, illustrations, photographs, and a cookbook for sale.

Partners Project 2008
In the Partners Program, I worked one on one with my pARTner GeorgeFour artist including myself, were able to share this wonderful opportunity, to spend quality time with a developmentally disabled member of the Heritage Christian Services community.

ArtPeace Digital Studio
2008

ArtPeace after school program, the Young Entrepreneur Digital Studio, was conducted at East High School of the RCSD in collaboration with Pathways to Peace and the City of Rochester.  Students are taking an active role in their own education while also educating their peers with the latest technological tools and resources available.

ECC Digital Studio 2008
As part of the Rochester After School Academy, I designed and set up a Digital Lab in Edgerton Community Center, where students learn professional computer applications like Adobe Photoshop. 10 RCSD students learned foundation skills and strengthened their digital literacy
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Bridges Program 2008
In the Bridges Program, 20 9-12 grade students from 
the Harley School and Horizons Program, worked together developing computer, graphic design, woodworking, culinary, and environmental stewardship skills.

Edgerton Mural Program 2008
In the Edgerton Mural Program, 24 at-risk 7-12 grade students enrolled in the Rochester After School Academy, enhanced the interior of the Edgerton Community Center by designing and painting murals.

Digital Ripple Program 2007
The Digital Ripple Program is a 100 hour employment opportunity for under-served youth, ages 14-20. Students created their own websites and bridged the educational and digital divide by creating the world's first free Municipal Wireless Internet Mesh Network developed by students.

ArtPeace Young Entrepreneur Program 2007
ArtPeace Young Entrepreneur Program employed 65 low-income, Monroe County youth, ages 14-20, featuring 21st Century training methods and tools. Youth are prepared for life in the global community, learn how to maximize their potential for entrepreneurship and employment while improving life skills.

Hamamatsu Japan International Celebration 2007
Students learn about the culture of Rochester's Sister City, Hamamatsu Japan.

RCSD: Thomas Jefferson High School 2006-2007
Full time Art Teacher for grades 7-12 in Rochester City School District's Thomas Jefferson High School. Development of full year curriculum, management, and assessment of 500 students.

The Digital Ripple Program is a 100 hour employment opportunity for under-served youth, ages 14-20. Students created their own websites and bridged the educational and digital divide by creating the world's first free Municipal Wireless Internet Mesh Network developed by students.

Macau China International Collaboration 2006
Students grades 4-6 from Henry Longfellow School 36 collaborate with School of the Nations in Macau China. All students create an image of what "Peace" means to them and trade images via the Internet and open source digital imaging programs. The result was a "Photoshop Tag" collaboration of ideas and images between the two countries.

School Pride Mural Program 2006
Students grades 4-6 from Henry Longfellow School 36, designed the image for the mural with instructors and digitally projected sketches onto the wall. Students used the projections to learn how to paint on large surfaces which resulted in a mural 40' x 10'.

RCSD: East High School 2005-2006
Full time Art Teacher for grades 9-12 in Rochester City School District's East High School. Development of full year curriculum, management, and assessment of 250 students.

Flower of Life Program 2005
Students from 16 different schools within the Rochester City School District collaborated to create a sculptural mural 30' in diameter and 7' in height. The artwork is a symbol of the commonalities between all human life, by celebrating the diversity of cultures throughout the World.

Every Child Counts Program 2005
Students and community members from ages 4-18, collaborated on these two murals. The mural represents the strength and pride of a community from the unity of it's member and each individual is an important component for success and progress. 

Bridging Cultural Diversity Program 2005
Students grades 7-12 from Thomas Jefferson High School created a 16' x 4' mural to celebrate the diversity of the school's student population.

RCSD: Thomas Jefferson High School 2004-2005
Full time Art Teacher for grades 7-12 in Rochester City School District's Thomas Jefferson High School. Development of full year curriculum, management, and assessment of 500 students.

Memorial Art Gallery, Creative Workshop 2004
Students age 9-50 attend a series of Weekend Ceramic classes of varying levels from "Intro to the Wheel" to "Advanced Ceramics" all with diverse backgrounds and experience.

Rochester Mural Program 2004
Students from Rochester City School District's Monroe High School, grades 7-9, design a 24' x 4' mural depicting Rochester's Past, Present, and Future. Students researched Rochester's rich cultural history and paint their hopes for their future community.

Fairport High School: Student Teaching 2004
Full time Art Teacher for Fairport High School, grades 9-12. Development of curriculum, management, and assessment of 125 students for Studio Art, Sculpture, Illustration, & Fine Art Classes. 
Coordinator and Curator of student and teacher artwork in Gallery R, downtown Fine Art Exhibit, showcasing artwork from over 30 schools.

Victor Elementary School: Student Teaching 2004
Full time Art Teacher for Victor Primary & Intermediate Schools, grades 1-6. Development of curriculum, management, and assessment of 500 students. Coordinator and Curator of student and teacher artwork in Gallery R, downtown Fine Art Exhibit, showcasing artwork from over 30 schools in Monroe County.

Gallery R, Curator & Coordinator, 2003-2004
Curator of Gallery R, RIT's 
downtown Fine Art Exhibit venue. Management and Coordination of staff & artists for 9 Exhibits. Curated exhibits, coordinated exhibit events, management of sales and facilities.

Memorial Art Gallery, Creative Workshop 2003
Teacher for Memorial Art Gallery's Creative Workshop Summer Program. Taught duration of Summer Programs to students ages 4-9. Curriculum development and management of 500 students.