Tulane's 29th Annual Health Sciences Research Days

February 19th, 2018

9am - 4pm

Atrium and Room 111A, JBJ Health & Environmental Research Building, 1324 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans

Please join the Tulane community for Tulane’s 29th Annual Health Sciences Research Days!
Dates: Monday, February 19, 2018 – Tuesday, February 20, 2018

This two-day event will showcase the diversity of health science-related research at Tulane and will feature presentations by students, faculty and staff university-wide. Poster presentations will be displayed for review at the J. Bennett Johnston Building on the downtown campus, and a series of prizes will be awarded by Deans and Center Directors for outstanding presentations.

For more information contact Loula Burton via email to lburton@tulane.edu

Additional information may be found at the event website at https://provost.tulane.edu/hsrd

Health, Racism, and Communications Seminar

February 21st, 2018

11:30 am - 1 pm

Room 1210, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112

The Spring 2018 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series presents…

“When Black Women Walk, Things Change: The Story of GirlTrek”

Featuring: Onika Jervis, National Director of Recruitment and Outreach, and Jewel Bush, National Communications Director, GirlTrek: Healthy Black Women and Girls

Where: Room 1210, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans

When: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 11:30am – 1pm

About the Seminar:
Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, GirlTrek is a national health movement that encourages Black women and girls to use walking as the catalyst to lead a healthier life. Learn how GirlTrek is mobilizing one million Black women from across the nation to put self-care first and how this action of self-love will lead to healthier communities and a healthier world.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (Tulane MCH Program), Tulane Prevention Research Center, The Society for Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane African Student Association (TASA), and SALUD for Latin American Communities, and Tulane Society for Sexuality Health and Gender (TSSHaG).

This seminar series is made possible in part by support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The views expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Group webinar viewing: "From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walkable Communities"

February 27th, 2018

2:00pm CST

Tulane Prevention Research Center office, Suite 1829, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112

Please join the Tulane Prevention Research Center for a group viewing of a free webinar from America Walks: “From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walkable Communities”

Webinar description: The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how built environment strategies such as land development plans, policies, and zoning code reforms can support walkable communities – and the importance of collaboration between planners, transportation and public health practitioners.

By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to: * Understand the evidence-based built environment strategies that improve physical activity *Become familiar with the recently completed CDC-funded resources from the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago *Be able to Illustrate the association between zoning elements and walking *Be informed about the American Public Health Association collaborative activities with other agencies to promote walking and walkability as a way to improve public health *Learn how state and local health departments can facilitate effective collaboration with planning, transportation and others to ensure activity-friendly policies and practices – including zoning code reform and land development plans.

Group viewing details: The Tulane Prevention Research Center will host a group viewing of this webinar at our office on the 18th floor of the Tidewater Building, Suite 1829, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112.

If you’re not able to make the group viewing, you can also view the webinar on your own by registering at: http://bit.ly/2EK6Kfh

Health, Racism, and Communications Seminar

February 28th, 2018

11:30 am - 1 pm

Room 1210, 12th Floor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112

The Spring 2018 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series presents…

“From Individual Responsibility to Collective Accountability: Framing equity for health systems”

Featuring: Joia Crear Perry, MD, President, National Birth Equity Collaborative

Where: Room 1210, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans

When: Wednesday, Feb. 28, 11:30 am – 1 pm

About the Seminar:
The National Birth Equity Collaborative will share their experiences working with health systems across the country that are prioritizing equity. NBEC’s President and Founder will share the vision of birth equity and the nuances of communications for health systems improvement. Participants will hear their latest work and lessons learned from reframing racism as a social determinant, shame-free family planning, and re-centering the community voice in maternal/child health.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (Tulane MCH Program), Tulane Prevention Research Center, The Society for Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane African Student Association (TASA), and SALUD for Latin American Communities, and Tulane Society for Sexuality Health and Gender (TSSHaG).

This seminar series is made possible in part by support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The views expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar

March 7th, 2018

11:30 am - 1pm

Room 1210, 12th Floor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112

The Spring 2018 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series presents…

“Minding your Bias: Using Mindfulness to Promote Culturally-Responsive Research”

Featuring: Tammy Lewis Wilborn, PhD, LPC-S, LPC/MHSP-S, NCC, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of New Orleans, and Owner/Chief Clinical Officer, Wilborn Clinical Services.

Where: Room 1210, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans

When: Wednesday, March 7, 11:30 am – 1 pm

About the Seminar:
Attendees will participate in a mindfulness activity and group discussion to explore the impact of stereotypes and bias in research. Recommendations for engaging in culturally-responsive research practices will be offered.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (Tulane MCH Program), Tulane Prevention Research Center, The Society for Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane African Student Association (TASA), SALUD for Latin American Communities, and Tulane Society for Sexuality Health and Gender (TSSHaG).

This seminar series is made possible in part by support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The views expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar

March 8th, 2018

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Room 1206, 12th floor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112

Please join the Tulane Prevention Research Center for the Spring 2018 Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar Series:

“Food Choices and the Environment: The Carbon Footprint of Our Diets”

Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 12-1:30 p.m. – featuring Diego Rose, PhD, MPH, Director of the Nutrition & food Security Program, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Amelia Willits-Smith, MS, doctoral student at Tulane SPHTM; and Brittany Kovacs, LMSW, MPH, Nutrition Program Manager at Tulane SPHTM.

Seminar description:
This seminar will explore the connections between individual dietary choices and greenhouse gas emissions in the US. It will describe gender differences in dietary carbon footprints, the environmental and nutritional effects of potential responses to sustainability-related dietary guidance, and compare dietary guidelines from different countries and their differences in greenhouse gas emissions.

This seminar is free and open to the public. A recording will be made available afterward on the Tulane PRC’s YouTube channel.

Questions? Contact Naomi Englar at nking2@tulane.edu or 504-988-7410.

The Tulane Prevention Research Center is a member of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under cooperative agreement #U48DP005050. This seminar was made possible in part by support from the CDC. The views expressed in written seminar materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar

April 11th, 2018

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Diboll Auditorium, 1st Floor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112

SAVE THE DATE!

Please join the Tulane Prevention Research Center for the Spring 2018 Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar Series:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Diboll Auditorium, 1st Floor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans

Featuring Brian Oldenburg, PhD, MPsych, Director of the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia.

This seminar is free and open to the public. A recording will be made available afterward on the Tulane PRC’s YouTube channel.

Questions? Contact Naomi Englar at nking2@tulane.edu or 504-988-7410.

The Tulane Prevention Research Center is a member of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under cooperative agreement #U48DP005050. The views expressed in written seminar materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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