Three BCers win awards, new bereavement support button on the top

Bereavement support does not have to be for a death but could be helpful if breaking up or similar.
BC national expert on grief Barbara Rubel is a former hospice bereavement counselor and teacher at Brooklyn College who has developed Palette of Grief: The art of dealing with life-changing events. Rubel is a nationally recognized leader in the field of coping with traumatic loss and compassion fatigue is scheduled to give a presentations in Sturgeon Bay, Green Bay Monday and Tuesday. The event is designed to help people develop a mental health survival kit, develop techniques to cope with sources of stress at home and at work, recognize hidden stressors and burnout, and discover what resilience is and why it is important. Rubel’s visit is sponsored by Ministry Door County Medical Center, United Way of Door County, Door County Department of Human Services and Door County Public Health Department.

Brooklyn’s Caravello Named April 2014 CUNYAC/HSS Scholar-Athlete of the Month
For the month of April, Stephanie Caravello of Brooklyn College has been named the CUNYAC/Hospital for Special Surgery Scholar-Athlete of the Month. This is the third time that the Brooklyn native has been named the CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month. During the month of April, Caravello has a.458 with 23 RBI, and 23 runs scored. Caravello has a .519 on base percentage and a .611 slugging percentage. The team is 17-7 overall 2014 mark, and an 8-2 record in CUNYAC play. As a senior, Caravello is also a good swimmer and has a 3.96 GPA while majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in health and nutrition. She has been named to the Dean’s List every semester of her collegiate career, and has received a Brooklyn College Presidential Scholarship.

Professor Peter Lipke Elected Fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology. Professor Peter Lipke is former chair of the Biology department, was recently named a fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology for his research on the cell walls ofCandida albicans, a naturally occurring fungus that populates the human gut and mucous tissue in animals. His work has implications for improving the health of those with compromised immune systems, due to conditions like HIV, chemotherapy, or organ transplant. “I’m honored by this election,” said Lipke, who joined the Brooklyn College faculty in 2006. “This fellowship recognizes the importance of our particular field of study within microbiology.” For the past 36 years, Lipke has been studying the cell surface of fungi. C. albicans is the fourth most common infection in hospitals.


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