Featured Interviews

Elizabeth Marshall: A Medical Provider Connecting Through Language

We had the honor of interviewing Elizabeth Marshall about her experiences and insights on providing healthcare . Izzy has a wealth of knowledge and it is clear that she will be a compassionate physician. Here, we've shared a condensed version of our conversation with Izzy with the Canopy community:

Art Engler, PhD, RN on Medical Spanish

Meet Arthur J. Engler, PhD, RN. Art is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. His academic areas of interest include psychiatric/mental health nursing, and neonatal tertiary care and pediatric primary care. Professor Engler is a member of NAHN, and is passionate about providing nursing students with the skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. He is a nationally certified Bilingual Health Care Provider. We had the pleasure of speaking with Professor Engler a bit about his career, experiences and impetus for teaching a medical Spanish course at UConn, and experience with Canopy’s Medical Spanish Training Course. 

Brandon Walker

"Today our planet is more diverse than ever. As healthcare professionals, we can expect to see an uptick in the need for language assistance for at least the next century, especially those who practice in urban settings or do healthcare work abroad. In an ideal world, every, every provider would have an interpreter on hand, but as our communities diversify and grow, this becomes both economically and logistically challenging."