Vincentian physician doing  Hepatitis B research in NY
July 20, 2007
Vincentian physician doing Hepatitis B research in NY

Free Hepatitis screening will be made available to Vincentians and other Caribbean immigrants living in the Brooklyn area of New York next month as part of research being conducted by New York University (NYU).{{more}}

Vincentian physician, Dr. John H. B. Frederick, is conducting the Hepatitis B Research under the supervision of Dr. Mariano Jose Rey, Founder and Director of the NYU Institute of Community Health and Research. The effort is part of a wider programme to screen and determine the incidence of hepatitis B within various immigrant populations.

Persons who attend the Health fair will also get free screening for common primary health care issues such as Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Cholesterol, and Vision Screening. Other NYU medical staff along with NYU’s Dr. Fritz Francois, and Vincentian Dr. Stanley John will take part in the screening programme, which will be held on Wednesday August 18th, 2007 in Brooklyn at Cafe’Omar 1744 Clarendon Road, Corner of Nostrand Avenue from 9:00 AM to 6:00PM.

This event is viewed as historic as it will be the first Hepatitis Screening to be conducted within the Caribbean Immigrant population in the area.