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InFocus Healthcare

InFocus Healthcare Team (2017 - 2018)

Sabrina Terrizzi, Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

Sabrina Terrizzi

Dr. Terrizzi has teaching and research experience across a variety of fields in economics and information systems. Despite this breadth of experience, her specialty and true passion align in the field of health economics. Dr. Terrizzi has conducted research in three primary areas of health economics: prescription drug expenditures, healthcare delivery, and healthcare behaviors. She is currently expanding her research to study various effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including: the effect of the ACA on entrepreneurship; and the regional effects of the ACA on chronic health care outcomes, utilization, and income inequality. The goal of each analysis is to inform healthcare policy with the priority of providing more affordable healthcare to support a healthier population.

Phone: 610-625-7937

Pamela Adamshick, Associate Professor of Nursing

Pamela Adamshick

Dr. Adamshick is an advanced practice RN and has numerous years of experience. Her experience as a nurse educator includes teaching in Masters, Baccalaureate, diploma, Associate degree, RN-BSN completion, and accelerated post-baccalaureate programs. She has participated in international nursing experiences, including an educational nursing exchange with students from the University of Southern Queensland and from Queensland University of Technology (Australia). She accompanied nursing students on clinical nursing care experiences in Honduras with the MAMA project. Dr. Adamshick has presented her research at international, national, and local conferences. She has several peer-reviewed publications, and participates on a regular basis as a reviewer for nursing and psychosocial journals.

Phone: 610-625-7766


Healthcare: 2017-2018 Center for Investigation

A culture’s definition and understanding of the human condition, its ideas about the balance of rights and responsibilities, and its particular system of production impact the scope and nature of its health care resources. The Moravian College community will take advantage of our focus on health and health care to explore these questions through a multidisciplinary lens. 

Looking at the intersections of the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences, we will investigate our understanding of what it means to be human. 

We will reflect on our past, take a snapshot of our current understanding of health and benchmark standards of what constitutes healthiness, and ponder our collective next steps, remembering at every point of the analysis that in our contemplation of our physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being, we are asking the most basic questions about our understanding of the human condition. 



InFocus Highlights 2017-2018


Clarity Haynes: Bearing Witness
The breast project from 1998- Present
Sept 7-Oct 15 | Location: Payne Gallery
Painting Exhibition offering a Physical and Metaphorical Contemplation of the Human Body 

Mindfulness Practice with Dr. Jane Williams
Thursdays throughout semester | 4:30-5:15 PM
Location: Moravian Theological Seminary
Learn and practice the concepts and methods of mindfulness

Sitting Meditation with Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen
Tuesdays throughout semester | 12:30-1:00 PM
Location: 219 Reeves Library
Learn more about and practice meditation

Meditation Circle 
Thursdays throughout semester | 12:30-1:00 PM
Location: 219 Reeves Library
Learn more about and practice meditation  

Counseling Center Events
Click here to learn more about InFocus-related events held by the Counseling Center!


Education Abroad Fair
September 5 | 11 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: HUB Lobby and UBC room
Learn more about educational opportunities around the world 

Writing and Yoga for Faculty with Kristin Baxter
September 8 | 8-10 AM
September 22 | 8-9:30 AM
September 28 | 1-2:30 PM
Location:  Reeves 219
An opportunity for Faculty Members to participate in a combination of contemplative practices. 

Produce Market with Sodexo
September 12 | 11:00 AM- 2:30 PM
Location: 1742 Splotch
Fresh produce market offered in partnership with Sodexo 

Silent Walking Meditations (Dogs welcome!) with Kristin Baxter
September 14, 28 | Oct 12, 26 | Nov 9, 30| Dec 7 
Time: 12:00 - 12:45 PM
Location: Meet in front of the Hub
Exercise your mind and body

FYWS Viewing of Being Mortal during Friday Sessions
September 15
(for FYWS students only)
Viewing of the Documentary Film based on the First Year Writing Seminar reading

Family Day: SOAR Presentation with James Teufel
September 16
Location: HUB
Learn about research conducted by Moravian Students as part of the SOAR program 

Red Zone/Advocates Information Tables
September 19 and 22 | 11 AM - 1 PM
Location: HUB Lobby
Learn about the Red Zone and the Advocates program 

Healthcare Forum: Future and Challenges Facing Health Care
September 21 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences, 1st floor
Rooms: 113, 117, and 121
A contemplative and interactive discussion of the Future of Health Care and the challenges it faces

“Being Mortal”: A Dialogue
September 25
Light snacks and film at 4:30 PM, Panel at 6 PM
Location: Prosser Auditorium, HUB
Documentary screening and Panel Discussion centered on the book Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande

Lunch and Learn: Weeknight Meal Success
September 26 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: UBC Rooms
Learn about ways to get the most out of your meals during a busy week

CHAPLAINCY LECTURES with Dr. Ric Baxter, Chairman, Department of Pain Medicine/Palliative Care at St. Luke's University Hospital – Bethlehem
September 29 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Saal, Bahnson Center
Learn about Pallative Care and the topics associated with it.


Writing and Yoga for Faculty with Kristin Baxter
October 26 | 1:00-2:30 PM
Location:  Reeves 219
An opportunity for Faculty Members to participate in a combination contemplative practices. 

Global Village: Guatemala Experience with Gillian Sharkey
October 3 | 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Location: UBC Rooms
Learn about the experience of Moravian Students in Guatemala

Debunking the Mental Illness Myth with the Counseling Center
October 4 | 12-1 PM
Location: Amrhein Room, HUB
Bring your own lunch
Debunking the misconceptions surrounding Mental Illness with the Counseling Center.

Poverty Simulation with James Teufel and Gillian Sharkey
October 11 | 3 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Johnston Hall
For more information, contact James Teufel or Gillian Sharkey 

Silent Walking Meditations (Dogs welcome!) with Kristin Baxter
October 12 and 26 | 12-12:45 PM
Location: Meet in front of the HUB
Exercise your mind and body

STI Screening on campus
October 17
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Health Center
STI Screening and information distribution, co-sponsored with USG

Produce Market with Sodexo
October 17 | 11:00 AM- 2:30 PM
Location: 1742 Splotch
Fresh produce market offered in partnership with Sodexo 

Upsilon Alpha Nursing Honor Society:  Poster presentations on Nursing Practice, Research and Education and Global Health Initiatives
October 22 | 1-2 PM
Location: Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Science

Lighting a Path: Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction with Jane Williams, Professor of Clinical Counseling
October 23 | 4-4:50 PM
Location: Snyder Room, HUB
Learn about the role of spirituality in recovery from addiction. 
Click to view the Lighting a Path event flyer.

11th Annual Janet A. Sipple Lectureship: Gail Kaempf, CRNP: Healthcare Crisis: The Opioid Epidemic: A Nursing Perspective
October 25 | 5 PM
Location: Foy Hall, South Campus; Reception following in the Gallery
Gain a unique insight into the Opiod Epidemic
Click to view the 11th Annual Janet A. Sipple Lectureship event flyer.

InFocus Lunch and Learn: Mindfulness Awareness and Practice with Katie P. Desiderio and Kin Cheung
October 30 | 11:45 AM - 1 PM
Location: Afterwards Cafe, Reeves Library
Learn about the concept and methods of mindfulness, and gain a historical insight into its origins. Light lunch served to first 20 guests
Click to view the InFocus Lunch and Learn event flyer.

Intimate Partner Violence Lunch and Learn with the Counseling Center
October 30 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: Air Products Room
Learn about Pennsylvania's new Sexual Violence Protective Order, how to deal with the emotional impact of IPV, populations at higher risk, community resources and more! 


Writing and Yoga for Faculty with Kristin Baxter
November 30 | 1:00 - 2:30 AM
Location:  Reeves 219
An opportunity for Faculty Members to participate in a combination of contemplative practices. 

Arts and Lecture Series: Development of Novel Antimicrobial Agents with Dr. Zvi Hayouka
November 1 | 4:30 PM
Location: Dana Lecture Hall
Learn about the development of Novel Antimicrobial Agents and their medical applications
Click to view the Arts and Lecture Series: Development of Novel Antimicrobial Agents event flyer.

Public Lecture by Peace and Justice Scholars in Residence, Claude AnShin Thomas and Wiebke KenShin Andersen
November 2 | 7 PM
Location: Prosser Auditorium
Click to view the Public Lecture by Pease and Justice Scholars in Residence event flyer.

Designing a Disaster Management Protocol for the Healthcare Setting:  The importance of collaborative planning on Montserrat
November 7 
Time: 4:00 PM | Location: PPHAC 116
A case study on Disaster Management Protocol in the Healthcare Setting
Click to view the Designing a Disaster Management Protocol event flyer.

Silent Walking Meditations (Dogs welcome!) with Kristin Baxter
November 9 and 30 | 12-12:45 PM
Location: Meet in front of the HUB
Exercise your mind and body 

Entrepreneurship Symposium with Keynote Speaker Jeanne Petrucci 
November 19 | 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location: Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences
Undergraduate students pitch startup business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win up to $4,000. Keynote Speaker Jeanne Petrucci will discuss the importance of passion in one's career as well as her experience as a licensed dietician and entrepreneur within the field of health and healthcare. 
Register to attend the Entrepreneurship Symposium here!  |  See agenda for the Entrepreneurship Symposium here

Lunch and Learn: Souper Soups
November 29 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Location: UBC Room
Registration now closed

The Impact of Trauma on Health Outcomes and Wellness with Dr. Hasshan
November 29 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
Location: Moravian College Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Center room 102 
Learn common causes and responses to trauma and how to begin to move forward with an empowered attitude and healthy lifestyle. 2CEU's will be offered to RN's
Click to View the Impact of Trauma on Health Outcomes and Wellness flyer here.


Friday Forum: Health Insurance After Graduation
December 1 | 12:00 PM
Location: UBC Room 
Learn about: How to get coverage, what coverage options are available, how to negotiate your benefits with your employer, and other practical information regarding Health Insurance and benefits

Therapy Dogs in the Doghouse
December 4 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: The Doghouse
De-stress by visiting with furry pet-pals!Presented by Created Hounds United and Reeves Library

Silent Walking Meditations (Dogs welcome!) with Kristin Baxter
December 7 | 12-12:45 PM
Location: Meet in front of the HUB
Exercise your mind and body 

Nursing Community Partnerships Student Poster Presentations
December 8 | 8:55-10:10 AM
Location: SMC Building 3rd floor
Student nurses developed clinical partnerships with selected community populations. The posters depict the process and scholarship undertaken to impact mental and physical health of the population, such as assessment and prioritization of needs, planning, implementation, and evaluation, with suggestions for future direction of care.  


Campus Visit by Dr. Jill Koyama 
January 23 | 11:30 AM | Snyder Room, HUB | Lunch for faculty and staff with Dr. Jill Koyama
January 23 | 3:30 PM | Snyder Room, HUB | Tea and dessert reception for faculty and staff
January 24 | 2:00 PM | PPHAC 338 | Open to anyone interested: Join POSC 355 for a lecture by Dr. Jill Koyama 
Faculty and staff, if you are interested in attending the events on January 23, please RSVP to Rubie Ghazal. Those interested in attending the lecture on January 24, please contact Khristina Haddad. 

Last Lists of My Mad Mother (2000) by Julie Jensen
January 26 | 8:00 PM
Location: Moravian College Theater | MCTC Friday Night Playreading Series
Learn More About the MC Theatre Company Here


StaySTRONG Moravian with Libario Obeid
February 2
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  | Location: Foy Hall
Q&A and Reception in Payne Hall preceding the 6 PM talk
Moravian alumnus, Libario Obeid, shares his inspiring story of how his purpose found him after overcoming the unimaginable, Stage IV Cancer. 

The Hunting Ground
February 12
7:00 PM | PPHAC 102
Join us for a screening of The Hunting Ground and panel discussion. The Hunting Ground is a piercing, monumental expose of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate. 

Human Trafficking Presentation
February 21
4:00 PM | PPHAC 102
Carol Hart Metzker is an educator, author, TEDx speaker, and consultant to The Salvation Army’s New Day to Stop Trafficking Program. An encounter in 2004 with an 11-year-old girl rescued from sex trafficking led her on a quest to help end human trafficking and to aid victims and survivors overseas and close to home in PA. Christiana Dominguez is the Executive Director of VAST (Valley Against Sex Trafficking).
Click here to view the Human Trafficking event flyer.

Film Screening:  Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point followed by Q&A with Richard Master
February 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  | Location: Foy Hall
Join us for a screening of Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point followed by a question and answer session with Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries. As a local business owner, who wants to provide both quality products to his customers and sufficient health insurance to his employees, Richard has researched the US healthcare system to determine why prices for healthcare and health insurance continue to rise becoming more and more unaffordable for businesses and citizens alike. Come learn about what we can do to eliminate inefficiencies in our system, reduce costs, and improve access for all citizens!
Click here to view the FIX IT event flyer. 


Big Pharma Market Failure Film Screening
March 16
4:00 pm | Prosser Auditorium
Big Pharma Market Failure will be screened at 4 PM on Friday, March 16th, in Prosser.  The Q&A afterward will be hosted by Vince Mondillo (film director) and Fran Quigley (writer and lawyer).  Vince and Fran are also hosting sessions during the Saturday morning workshop portion of the writers' conference.
Click here to view the Big Pharma event flyer.

Writing About Health: Activism, Advocacy, and Storytelling
March 16, 17
Moravian College Writer's Conference. For more information, click here to visit the Conference website
View the Moravian College Writers' Conference event flyer.

LVAIC Retirement Series: Session III
March 19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Haupert Union Building, Pavilion
Introducing a series to provide the LVAIC community members with information to help plan for their transition to retirement.  The third evening in this series will focus on healthcare and long-term care considerations. 
LVAIC faculty, staff, and their significant others are invited to attend this event.
For Registration, click here.

The Chinese Exclusion Act Film Screening
March 26
ArtsQuest Center | 7:15 pm
Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium Mellon Grant winner, Kin Cheung, will be sharing his film, The Chinese Exclusion Act, which is part of the Communities Film Series. The Film will be followed by a discussion with the historians featured in the film.
For more information, view the Steel Stacks event page
Click here to view the film screening event flyer

Behavioral Health Concerns in Military-Connected Patients: An Overview for Civilian Primary Care Providers 
March 28
Refreshments from 6:00-6:30 | Presentation from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Prosser Auditorium, HUB
Kathy Gray, DNP, FNP-C, the recipient of the TLC grant, will be introducing Diana C. Dolan, Ph.D., CBSM, a clinical psychologist with the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will present on “Behavioral Health Concerns in Military-Connected Patients: An Overview for Civilian Primary Care Providers.” This training is intended for civilian Primary Care medical providers and their staff treating Service members, veterans, and family members. The purpose of the training is to educate providers regarding how to better identify these military-connected patients, provide basic information regarding military culture and review military-specific factors that may impact medical care, behavioral health and functioning. An overview of common deployment-related conditions such as PTSD, TBI, insomnia and depression will be presented as well as useful screenings and treatment resources and referral options. RSVP encouraged:, 610-625-7987. 
Click here to view the Behavioral Health Concerns in Military-Connected Patients event flyer here. 


2nd Anual History Department Cook-Off
April 3
10:20 AM | 1742 Circle 
Join the Moravian History Department for a delicious exploration of authentic cuisine of the 1930s.  Enjoy food from different cultures around the world as well as dishes from right here in Bethlehem.

"Dictators 4 Dummies"
April 5-15
Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, PA
Christopher Shore's new satirical musical about authoritarian tactics, "Dictators 4 Dummies" will show from April 5-15. This work was supported by a CAT/InFocus Faculty Development Grant in 2017. 
Visit the "Dictators 4 Dummies" website and read the article in The Morning Call for more information

Moravian College's annual Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Endeavors Day
April 17 
This year's Call for Proposals will include a category for student research that relates to the four InFocus themes. Students who have completed research on Poverty and InequalityHealthcareWar and Peace, or Sustainability are encouraged to share their work.
Learn More About the Student Research and Creative Endeavors Day

Screening of Puncture
April 23
10:20 AM - 11:30 AM | Comenius Hall Room 218
1:10 PM - 2:20 PM | Comenius Hall Room 201
 In the spirit of understanding the broad nature of Dr. Jagger’s ground-breaking work, the Economics and Business department will be screening the film “Puncture” on April 23rd, which explores barriers to entry into the healthcare industry when advancing pioneering safety needle devices.
Click here to view the Puncture movie website.  

InFocus Bridge Speaker Dr. Rebecca Sandefur: "Health and Civil Justice: Emerging Opportunities and Persistent Challenges"
April 23
7:00 PM | Prosser Auditorium
Millions and millions of Americans every year face justice problems that can and do lead to bankruptcy, poverty, family separation, and, perhaps surprisingly, ill health. Legal problems and health problems are often interlinked. Rebecca L. Sandefur, Associate Professor of Sociology and Law at UIUC and Faculty Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, joins us at Moravian to discuss this problem that many Americans face.
Click here to view the Bridge Speaker event flyer.