Bulletin Board Students get shakes at YNHH's NAACP Fair table More than 50 YNHH employees in 14 different departments from Pharmacy Services to Diagnostic Radiology to Nuclear Medicine volunteered at the recent NAACP Health and Science Career Fair. Held at the Field House in New Haven, the 7th annual career fair drew more than 700 middle and high school students who learned about careers in the healthcare industry. The hospital's Department of Respiratory Care exhibited at the fair and invited students to try out a therapy vest used primarily with patients who have cystic fibrosis. The vest fills with air and vibrates, giving lungs a shake that helps mobilize secretions to promote proper breathing. Erica Sherman (right), registered respiratory therapist, watches as a student tries to talk while wearing the vibrating vest. YNHH is a longtime supporter of the NAACP Health and Science Career Fair. Heart and Vascular Center welcomes Cardiology Associates of New Haven Cardiology Associates of New Haven, a cardiology practice that had served New Haven area patients for the past 36 years, recently joined forces with Yale-New Haven Hospital. The practice's 16 cardiologists, longtime members of YNHH medical staff, are now part of Yale Medical Group. The group's staff of 80, which includes physician assistants, advanced practice and registered nurses, cardiac sonographers, a nuclear cardiology technologist and office staff, are now employees of YNHH. The group will continue to see patients in their offices in Orange, North Haven, Guilford and Westbrook. Shown at a recent welcoming reception are (l-r): Michael Cleman, MD, director, YNHH Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; and cardiologists Steven Jacoby, MD, and Arthur Seltzer, MD. 'I am here' meadow vividly floats above Smilow lobby ore than 4,000 colorful paper flowers — each containing a message of hope and love written by patients, family members, friends and YNHH staff — now hang gracefully above the Smilow Cancer Hospital lobby. Noel Sardalla, a graphic design student at the University of New Haven and volunteer in the hospital's Art Expression Program, captured the comments in workshops over the past year. Called "I am here," the cornucopia-shaped art installation was unveiled at a celebration on May 9 at which the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra played. At the reception, Dana Shaffer, assistant, Complementary Medicine, thanked Sardalla for his unique work that brings a visual message of encouragement and beauty to all patients who are fighting cancer. Shaffer helped organize the event with Volunteer Services. The installation will be on display through July.