UHealth Helps Overtown Teens Say “CHILL” to Violence

Committed to reducing violence among teenagers, the University and the Miller School participated in the first “CHILL With the Violence Life Maze and Concert” held in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood last week.

Presented by the Overtown Community Oversight Board Youth Committee, the full day of activities on March 6 featured workshops, presentations and exhibits by UHealth physicians and other health care professionals.

Organized and recruited by the UHealth Office of Marketing led by Joanne Leahy, assistant vice president of marketing, participants included, from UHealth Pediatrics, Mary Sokoloski, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, Kent Mathisen, M.H.A., senior administrator, pediatric cardiology, and Hillary Goldberg, director of marketing; from the Department of Otolaryngology, Hillary Snapp, Au.D., assistant professor of otolaryngology, Sheetal Vyas, Au.D., assistant professor of otolaryngology, audiologist Jussara Silva, Au.D., and Alison Grewe, marketing manager; and from UHealth Sports Medicine Services, Vinny Scavo, director.

UM students also participated in the event, which featured a Life Maze designed to help youth be aware of the effects of violence and encourage them to consider the consequences before acting irresponsibly.

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