MEDLI Fall Meeting 2022

The Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | 2.00 PM – 3.00 PM

Location: Zoom Meeting (Hosted by NCLA)

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant influence on mental health. Much has been extremely detrimental, including a steep rise in mental health diagnoses across all demographics. For example, here on Long Island we have seen reports of rising adolescent depression worsened by the pandemic. However, the pandemic’s impact has also led to a new understanding of mental health, its relationship to physical health, its significance in our society, and the need to offer more practical and transparent solutions.

Presenter: Liat Jarkon, DO, MPH, Associate Professor, NYITCOM

Liat Jarkon is an experienced and respected psychiatrist, graduated from NYITCOM in 1987 and has been in private practice for 30 years. She specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. Jarkon trained at Zucker Hillside Hospital and Schneider Children’s Hospital of L.I.J. Hospital (now Northwell Health). She received her M.P.H. from Columbia University prior to medical school.

In 2017, Jarkon joined the NYITCOM faculty, and played an instrumental role in launching the Center for Behavioral Health, which opened in September 2019. Jarkon now serves as the Center’s director.


Sign on: 2.00 PM- 2.10 PM
Speaker: 2.10 PM – 3.00 PM
MEDLI Business Meeting to follow (for MEDLI members only).

Free to all participants.

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

Registration: Click Here.

Please contact Claire Joseph, OR Jeanne Strausman, for any inquiries regarding this event.


Register Now: MEDLI Spring 2021 Meeting

The Healthy Libraries Program (HeLP)


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

9:15 AM- 10:30 AM

Register By Friday May 28th:

Zoom Meeting (Hosted by LILRC) (Instructions will be sent to you when you register.)

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

An inter-professional team addressing the health needs of public library patrons. The Stony Brook Medicine Healthy Libraries Program (HeLP) is an interdisciplinary team of nursing, social work, public health, and library science students whose aim is to provide evidence-based health information, screening, and case management to a diverse community of patrons in a public library setting. Students refer patrons to appropriate local health and social services programs as needed, with the goals of improving overall health and wellness to decrease health disparities.
The program has been in effect since the spring of 2020, and there are currently five partnering libraries in Suffolk County, with many more libraries currently requesting the services of the HeLP team.


HeLP Program Coordinator, Gabriella Pandolfelli will be presenting, along with HeLP interns Meave Gallagher (LIS student), Nicole Malley(LIS) student and Winnie De Los Santos (MPH student).

Sign on starts at 9:15 AM.
Speaker 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
MEDLI Meeting to follow 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

The presentation portion of the program is free and open to all. MEDLI Business Meeting follows the presentation and open to MEDLI Members. To join MEDLI or renew your membership click here.

Please contact us in advance if you will need an accommodation that will make the event accessible to you.

Register Now for the 2018 MEDLI Spring Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2018 MEDLI Spring Meeting!

Evidence-Based Concussion Management
The presentation will be covering the signs and symptoms of concussion, diagnostic measures, treatment and long term consequences. A short business meeting will follow.


  • Dr. Halley Zwibel, Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Director of Center for Sports Medicine, New York Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Adena Leder, Assistant Professor in Clinical Sciences and Director of Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center, New York Institute of Technology.

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 12:00pm

    New York Institute of Technology, Serota Building, Conference Room C, Northern Blvd, Old Westbury, NY



2018 Spring Meeting
June 14th at 10am
New York Institute of Technology

The 2018 Spring MEDLI Meeting will take place on Thursday, June 14th at New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury. The speaker will be Hallie Zwibel, Assistant Professor and Director of Sports Medicine at NYIT/COM. His talk will be on concussions.

More to follow in the coming months, but be sure to save the date now!

About the Presenter:

Hallie Zwibel specializes in family practice. He is the team physician for NYIT as well as the director of its Center for Sports Medicine. Zwibel earned his bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in 2007. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011 and completed his residency in family practice at North Shore-LIJ Plainview Hospital in 2014. During his residency, Zwibel completed the Training in Policy Studies and Physician Leadership Institute fellowships.