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Welcome note from Dr. Sarah Marques, NYSCSH Medical Director Consultant

Dear School Medical Directors,

Happy Fall! I am writing to introduce myself as the new consulting physician to the NYS Center for School Health. I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with an MD, and MSPH in Maternal and Child Health. I completed my pediatrics residency training at Golisano Children's Hospital in Rochester as well as a Leadership Education in Adolescent Health fellowship. I have practiced general pediatrics with Rochester Regional Health in Rochester for the past 12 years and also worked in in the Rochester City School District as a consulting physician for their school health centers. For the past year, I have been the medical director for Monroe 2 -Orleans BOCES.

I am honored to support your important role as School Medical Director. I know from my own experience that serving as SMD provides an important support to schools and communities and that learning opportunities in this position are plentiful.  All the best for a healthy and happy school year!  Sarah I. Marques MD, MSPH

New and Noteworthy

Updated resources on the NYSCSH website include:
Immunization Guidelines (9/2017) and Medication Guidelines (5/2017)

Updated resources inside the SMD webpages:
Guidance on Management of student-athletes with vision deficit
Cold Weather Guidance
Hand Sanitizer Instructions and Guidance with Sample Parent Letter
Head Lice Information for Parent

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition (the Pink Book): The 13th edition of the textbook, Epidemiology, and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. CDC, NCIRD, and the Public Health Foundation (PHF) the Pink Book provides healthcare professionals with the most comprehensive information available on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. The 2017 additions to the Pink Book chapters and appendices can be viewed/downloaded here.

2017 Pink Book Webinars: This online series of 15 webinars provides an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Each one-hour webinar explores a chapter from the 13th edition of “Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases,” also known widely as “The Pink Book". Continuing Education (CE) is still available for some of the webinars. 

Page updated 3/6/18