April 25, 2007
Contact: Kaylyn Kendall Dines
Phone: (973) 972-3000
UMDNJ Hosts Take Your Child to Work Day
- In observance of National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day -
NEWARK — The workforce at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey will look different tomorrow. Children who accompany their parents to work will attend interactive workshops and demonstrations. Emergency Medical Services personnel from the UMDNJ-University Hospital will simulate an ice rescue during UMDNJ’s Take Your Child to Work Day tomorrow, Thurs., April 26, at 1 p.m.
In recognition of the National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day observance, the UMDNJ-University Hospital and the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions will host several activities in two buildings (addresses are below). Ms. Foundation for Women, creator of the national observance, established “Revolutionizing the Workplace” as the theme for 2007.
During the ice rescue, EMS personnel will wear ice suits and use apparatus to demonstrate how individuals are rescued from icy bodies of water. A morning yoga class for children, presentations about health careers, and a Hip Hop Dance class are part of the program. In the afternoon, President & CEO Ms. Darlene Cox, of the UMDNJ-University Hospital, will deliver a welcome to the children.
Following is a breakdown of where the activities will be held.
UMDNJ-University Hospital, 150 Bergen Street, Gymnasium (UH/B-Level), Newark
8:30 a.m.: Morning Yoga Class
Noon: Demonstrations: Chest Percussions Treatment and Applying/removing a Cast
1 p.m.: Surgical Instruments Demonstration and Emergency Ice Rescue
4:30 p.m.: Hip Hop Dance Class
UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions, 65 Bergen Street, Room 133, Newark
10 a.m.: Physical Therapy presentation
10:30 a.m.: Clinical Lab Science (Children will have an opportunity to use microscopes)
11 a.m.: Respiratory Therapy (Presentation and discussion on lungs)
12:15 p.m.: Career and Nutrition session (H ow to make Smoothies/Careers in nutrition)
1:30 p.m.: Dental Hygiene session (Techniques to show children how to brushing their teeth properly).
UMDNJ is the nation’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,700 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty practices at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a statewide mental health and addiction services network.