|February 11, 2013|
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
Native Hawaiians have bleeding strokes at earlier age, independent of meth use **New**
"Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have more bleeding strokes at an earlier age than other people independent of methamphetamine abuse, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013."
"Researchers found NHPIs were an average 54 years when they had a hemorrhagic stroke compared to 68 years for non-Hispanic whites."
American Cancer Society's (ACS) Cancer Prevention Study -3 **New**
Enrollment is now open for the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Cancer Prevention Study -3. The goal of CPS-3 is to better understand the factors (lifestyle, environmental, genetic) that cause or prevent cancer and, ultimately, to help eliminate cancer as a major health concern for future generations.
Blacks less likely than whites to use either statins or aspirin in the prevention of cardiovascular disease
"Blacks at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are less likely than similarly at-risk whites to use statins (38 percent vs. 50 percent) or aspirin (29 percent vs. 44 percent). These disparities in use of CVD medications may contribute to the documented disparities in CVD outcomes, concludes a new study."
More Evidence Ties Heart Disease to Mental Decline
"Researchers have yet again tied heart disease and poor circulation to mental declines in older people, especially women. The new study, published online Jan. 28 in the journal JAMA Neurology, looked at early signs of mental decline that might predict later dementia."
"Researchers led by Rosebud Roberts of the Mayo Clinic examined the cardiovascular and mental health of 1,450 people, aged 70 to 89."
Gillings welcomes Cooper as the School's new coordinator for diversity programs and recruitment. **New**
"Trinnette Cooper, MPH, CHES, has been hired as coordinator for diversity programs and recruitment in the Gillings School of Global Public Health Office of Student Affairs."
"As former director of health careers and workforce diversity at the Area L Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in Rocky Mount, N.C., Cooper coordinated continuing education programs for health professionals and directed health careers recruitment, support and retention of underrepresented youth in five rural counties in eastern North Carolina. She also previously served as the first community outreach specialist for UNC's Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes."
Cancer deaths fall for African American men, disparities remain **New**
"The latest report on cancer among African-Americans shows a good-news, bad-news scenario. While racial gaps are closing for some types of cancers, including fewer cancer deaths among African-American men, disparities are increasing for some cancers that can be found through routine screenings."
African Americans and Heart Disease, Stroke
"Heart disease is the No. 1 killer for all Americans, and stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death. As frightening as those statistics are the risks of getting those diseases are even higher for African-Americans. The good news is, African-Americans can improve their odds of preventing and beating these diseases by understanding the risks and taking simple steps to address them."
Additional states conditionally approved to build health insurance marketplaces
"Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that more states are on track to implement the health care law and establish health insurance marketplaces, or Exchanges, in their states. California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Vermont and Utah are conditionally approved today to operate a State-based Exchange, and Arkansas is conditionally approved to operate a State Partnership Exchange. HHS is also providing more guidance to states today on marketplaces that will be operated in partnership with the federal government."
This training provides an intensive 5-day course for organizations to meet mandates and recommendations for culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
"The NCI recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies. To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract individuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing."
"The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the NCI. Interns will select an area of emphasis: health communications or science writing. Six-month and one-year internship terms are offered."
HHS/National Institute of Health: 2013 National Institute's of Health (NIH) Clinical Center Summer Internship Program
"The NIH Clinical Center (CC) Summer Internship Program offers summer internships to students who are U.S citizens or permanent residents and are currently enrolled in high school, college, graduate programs, and health professional schools including nursing and medicine."
Spring 2013 ECHO Health Disparities Seminar Series
"Black, male, and blue: Unpacking mechanisms linking everyday racism, masculinity, and Black men's depressive symptomatology. "
Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, MPHAssistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Date: Friday, March 8, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: McGavran-Greenberg, Room 2301 (Gillings)
33rd Annual Zollicoffer Lecture
Lecturer: Dr. Brenda Armstrong, Associate Dean, Medical Education & Director of Admissions, Duke University School of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics & Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center
Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Old Clinic Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill
17th Annual Helen S. Miller Lectureship and Luncheon: "Minority Aging"
Keynote Speaker: Joyce Rasin, Ph.D., APHN-BC, RN
North Carolina Central University, Department of Nursing
Date: March 7, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Nursing Building, NCCU Campus
To register, visit www.nccu.edu/nursing/hmiller
Sisters Network Inc. 2013 National African American
Breast Cancer Conference Tour
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Radisson Hotel Research Triangle Park, RTP, NC
More information and registration.
Teaching Public Health with Cultural Humility
Speaker: Vivian Chavez, DrPH, Assoc. Professor, Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University
Location: Michael Hooker Research Center, Room 3005 (Gillings School of Global Public Health)
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury
Funding source: CDC
Deadline: March 26, 2013
"The purposes of the NCIPC extramural violence prevention research program are to: Build the scientific base for the prevention of violence by helping to expand and advance our understanding of the primary prevention of interpersonal and self-directed violence. Encourage professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines of epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, medicine, biostatistics, public health, health economics, law, and criminal justice to perform research in order to prevent violence more effectively. Encourage investigators to propose research that involves the development and testing of primary prevention strategies as well as research on methods to enhance the adoption and maintenance of effective strategies among individuals, organizations, or communities."
Funding source: NIH
Deadline: March 14, 2013
"The purpose of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program is to develop the pool of a diverse group of highly trained undergraduate and graduate students who go on to research careers and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research. The program provides institutional grants to research-intensive institutions that propose well-integrated developmental activities designed to increase students' academic preparation and skills that are critical to the completion of the Ph.D. degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences."
University of San Francisco
Ethnic Minority Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2013
Scholars complete their dissertation and initiate an ongoing program of scholarly or creative work, while becoming familiar with the usual service responsibilities of a university faculty member. Scholars teach one course in their discipline each semester and serve the University in various capacities. The program provides a stipend of $33,000 and limited support for relocation and research-related expenses. Additional support includes office space, computer and library privileges.
Morehouse School of Medicine
Health Policy Leadership Fellowship
Deadline: March 7, 2013
The Health Policy Leadership Fellowship Program at the Morehouse School of Medicine's Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) provides postdoctoral professionals with the specific knowledge, experiences, and skills needed to prepare them for leadership roles in promoting and implementing policies and practices to reduce and ultimately eliminate disparities in health.
|Last updated February 18, 2013|