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Delta Clinical & Translational Health Disparities Conference

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Please join the health disparities researchers of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), and Tulane University (TU) at the Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference. This free conference will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in Jackson, MS on the UMMC campus from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm and is open to all faculty, staff, students, and postdocs. The conference is designed to bring together health disparities researchers from UTHSC with those from UMMC and TU, allowing them to share their research interests, and catalyze new collaborative partnerships that will result in the submission of a UTHSC/TU/UMMC CORNET Award proposal in Health Disparities Research. There will be keynote speakers from each institution, a poster session, and networking. There is no requirement to present a poster or give a talk to attend this conference.

Registration is now open for the conference. To register, please see the registration instructions below and/or click the "Register Now" button on the righthand side of this webpage. The registration deadline is Friday, July 13, 2018. If others in your group would like to attend the conference, please have them register through the registration website.

UTHSC-Memphis Researchers: For those planning to attend the conference who are coming from the UTHSC-Memphis campus, transportation via motor coach will be provided, free of charge, by the Office of Research. So that we can move forward in making transportation arrangements, please e-mail the administrators listed below letting them know if you are planning to ride the bus to Jackson, MS.

As part of your registration, you will be asked to respond to several questions regarding your research interests. The data you provide will allow us to create a secure, searchable database using Google Sheets, where health disparities investigators from each campus can search for and view research profiles of conference attendees. Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an email confirmation that includes a link to the researcher database, along with directions on how to use it.

Can't attend but interested in a collaboration?

If you cannot attend the conference but are interested in a collaboration, please complete the online registration, sharing your research interests so you can find collaborators and others can find you.

How to Register for the Delta Clinical & Translational Health Disparities Conference:

  1. Navigate to the Delta Clinical & Translational Health Disparities Conference website or click the "Register Now" button on the right-hand side of this webpage.
  2. Carefully read all the registration details and complete your online registration by filling in all the required fields. You will not be able to complete your registration without filling in all the required fields. If a required field does not apply to you, please enter "na" into the field. Upon completion of registration, you will receive an email confirmation that includes a link to the researcher database, along with directions on how to use it.

If you have a question about the UTHSC/TU/UMMC CORNET Award in Health Disparities Research, the Health Disparities Conference in Jackson, MS, or any other concerns, please e-mail the administrators, Lisa Youngentob or Sarah Bloch.

 

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Invited Speakers: 

Lydia Bazzano, MD, PHD
Tulane University
"The Bogalusa Heart Study: Forty Years of Health Disparities Research"

Stacy Drury, MD 
Tulane University 
"Networks of Opportunities: Building Interdisciplinary and Cross University Studies to Support Clinical Trials for our Youngest and Most Vulnerable"

Michael E. Hall, MD 
University of Mississippi Medical Center 
"Perinephric Fat, Hypertension and Renal Dysfunction"

Cynthia Karlson, PHD
University of Mississippi Medical Center 
"Impact of Race and Socioeconomics on Psychological Outcomes in Childhood Cancer"

Katherine T. Mills, PHD, MSPH
Tulane University
"Implementation of Multifaceted Patient-Centered Treatment Strategies for Intensive Blood Pressure Control (IMPACTS)"

Sarah Sterling, MD 
University of Mississippi Medical Center
"The Chronic State of Obesity and the Acute Response to Sepsis"

Melody N. Waller, PHD, MSN, RN
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
"Factors Associated with African American Women’s Sexual Health and Risk Behavior"

Shelley White-Means, PHD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
"Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality: A Perfect Storm in Memphis"

Anne H. Zachry, PHD, OTR/L 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
"The Early STEPs Project"

Last Published: Jun 21, 2018