February 6, 2012
|February 6, 2012|
If you have news, information, events, and research findings pertaining to health disparities, we want to know about it. We also welcome you to share your research as part of our Health Disparities Seminar Series. Please send information to Brandolyn White at email@example.com or contact 919-843-3539. Please forward your announcements by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements are sent out before COB on Mondays.
FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH
Elevated risk factors linked to major cardiovascular disease events across lifetime
In one of the largest-ever analyses of lifetime risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers have found that middle-aged adults who have one or more elevated traditional risk factors for CVD, such as high blood pressure, have a substantially greater chance of having a major CVD event, such as heart attack or stroke, during their remaining lifetime than people with optimal levels of risk factors. This National Institutes of Health-supported study used health data from 257,384 people and was the first to look simultaneously at multiple risk factors for CVD across age, sex, race, and birth generation.
Source: National Institutes of Health, NIH News
Research shows progress toward a genital herpes vaccine
An investigational vaccine protected some women against infection from one of the two types of herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes, according to findings in The New England Journal of Medicine. Peter Leone, MD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, adjunct professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and medical director of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ HIV/STD Prevention and Care Program, is one of the study’s co-authors. UNC was one of the enrollment sites in the study.
NIH Urges Women to Protect Their Heart Health *New*
As part of American Heart Month, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI’s) The Heart Truth campaign, with the support of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), will showcase its signature event, the Red Dress Collection 2012 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. As part of its 10th anniversary this year, The Heart Truth has partnered with Million Hearts, a national initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.
“Although heart disease is still the leading cause of death for women, The Heart Truth and other campaigns have made great strides in raising women’s awareness of heart disease and motivating them to find out their personal risk and take action to reduce it,” said Susan B. Shurin, M.D., acting director of the NHLBI. “Women can greatly reduce their risk of heart disease by managing cholesterol levels, controlling blood pressure, not smoking, and adopting other healthy habits, such as eating well, being active, and keeping a healthy weight.”
Source: National Institutes of Health, NIH News
February is American Heart Month *New*
According to the American Heart Association, more women die of heart disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. However, studies show that 80% of cardiac events in women could be prevented with better health choices around diet, exercise and smoking cessation.CLICK HERE to learn warning signs of a heart attack or stroke (from the American Heart Association)
Call for faculty advisors for the Larry Keith Advisory College *New*
Are you a faculty member who enjoys working with medical students? Are you interested in making a difference? The Larry Keith Advisory College, an advising and career and professional development program established in 2008, is looking for the right individuals to join this dynamic group.
Source: UNC School of Medicine, Vital Signs
Unique partnership brings doctors to state’s underserved areas
Facing an ever-growing shortage of primary-care physicians nationwide and an especially tight supply in rural and medically disadvantaged areas, the nation is desperately searching for new and effective ways to recruit well-trained physicians who are interested in long-lasting primary care medical careers in these underserved communities.
Source: UNC Health Care News
ECHO’s Director in the Spotlight: real doctors, real people – Paul Godley
Whether photographing a child in the streets of Vietnam or consulting with a patient about a diagnosis, Dr. Paul Godley employs his intuition and charming personality to put the person in front of him at ease within a matter of moments.
Source: UNC Health Care, News
Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research, June 22-26, 2012 *New*
The purpose of the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) is to increase diversity in the field of research and cancer control by encouraging minority students in master’s level health programs as well as master’s trained health professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research. Applicants need not have plans to pursue doctoral training prior to applying to the program.
This program is designed to enhance participants’:
*Understanding of the power of research to affect change;
*Awareness of the strengths and limitations of current research methods, theory and interventions in eliminating health disparities;
*Interest in cancer control research, from surveillance to epidemiology, individual behavior change, health services, and policy
*Skills in research, networking, and information seeking, and motivation and ability to successfully apply to a doctoral program
Applications Due-March 12, 2012
Applicant Notification-April 1-6, 2012
Click here to download information and application packet.
Dr. M Alfred Haynes Research Training Institute for Social Equity
The Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence at Meharry in Nashville, TN is offering the Dr. M Alfred Haynes Research Training Institute for Social Equity on May 13-25, 2012.Focus
Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2012. For information about the institute and to submit an application: http://hdresearchtraining.net/learning/mahrtise/mahri-about-the-institute
Health Equity Leadership Institute, Save the Dates: June 10-15, 2012
Spring 2012 ECHO Health Disparities Seminar Series
If you are interested in attending a seminar, please let us know by emailing Brandolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have you join us!
Wanda Lawrence, PhD, RN
Kia Caldwell, PhD
Save the Date: 33rd Annual Minority Health Conference, Translational Research: The Road from Efficacy to Equity
Date: Friday, February 24, 2012
Location: William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, NC
Click herefor more information and to register!
Date: Friday, February 17, 2012
Location: UNC School of Medicine, Bondurant Hall (G100)
Click here to see a brochure with more information about all the events taking place for the inaugural symposium.
Sisters Network Triangle will host the 8th Annual Surviving & Thriving Symposium on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel, RTP, NC. This year’s symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Paul Kelly Marcom with Duke University Medical Center. Cost is $25.00. For more information, please contact Sisters Network Triangle at email@example.com or (919) 490-1571.
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Date: March 1, 2012
Location: North Carolina Central University, Nursing Building
Join the NCCU Department of Nursing for their annual Helen S. Miller Lectureship and Luncheon on March 1, 2012 from 8:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Debra J. Barksdale, Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The deadline for registration is February 18, 2012.
Visit www.nccu.edu/nursing/hmiller to register. For more information, call (919) 530-6697.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: International Journal of MCH and AIDS
The International Journal of MCH and AIDS (IJMA) invites contributions from public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and experts in maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS around the world for its inaugural issue scheduled to publish in June 2012. IJMA is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, clinical studies, evaluation studies, and policy analyses in all areas of maternal, neonatal, infant, child health, (MCH) and HIV/AIDS in developing countries. IJMA focuses on the social determinants of health and disease as well as on the disparities in the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases affecting infants, children, women, adults, and families in developing countries.Based in Washington, DC, USA, IJMA provides a platform through which researchers, as well as program and policy makers, can learn about the various factors that contribute to the health and well-being of mothers, infants, children, and adults and how the HIV/AIDS is decimating the gains in those sectors. The journal focuses on empirical findings from low and middle-income countries exploring trends and patterns at international, national, and local levels. Research articles and rigorous meta-analyses are welcome. Ideas for review articles on MCH and HIV/AIDS in developing countries will be considered.
IJMA covers, but is not limited, to the following broad topic areas:
• Life expectancy, cause-specific mortality, and human development,
• Maternal, neonatal, infant, child, and youth mortality and morbidity,
• Determinants and consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity,
• Quality of life and mental health disparities affecting MCH and HIV/AIDS populations,
• Social, behavioral, and biological determinants of MCH and HIV/AIDS and well-being,
• Disparities in health and well-being based on gender, race, ethnicity, immigrant status,
• Disparities in health based on social class, education, income, disability status, etc.,
• Region and/or country specific studies,
• Program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation,
• Cross-national research on MCH and HIV/AIDS issues across the world,
• Issues of resilience among populations impacted by HIV/AIDS,
• Applications of surveillance, trend, and multilevel methods in MCH and AIDS
• Use of novel approaches in both quantitative and qualitative research studies,
• Book reviews on MCH and HIV/AIDS issues and social determinants of health.
Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis however, the deadline for the inaugural issue (June 2012) is March 31, 2012. Manuscripts that do not meet the immediate deadline of a particular issue are automatically considered for the next issue. Prospective authors should carefully review the Author Instructions located on the journal’s website at www.mchandaids.org. For questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated February 06, 2012