Population Health & Prevention Series

The program in Population Health and Community Research in the Department of Public Health Sciences holds a Friday mid-day Population Health and Prevention Research lunch and learn seminar series this Fall. This will be an avenue for both division faculty as well as other potential and current University of Virginia faculty collaborators to get together to discuss research ideas/proposals in progress and ongoing research that maybe needs an extra push or new directions and ideas.  We understand not everyone will be available every week and will circulate the schedule at least a month or so in advance. Junior faculty building their research program are especially encouraged to present.  Presentation format is open and contextual readings can be circulated in advance. Rajesh Balkrishnan will be coordinating the seminar this Fall.  Please let Raj know (rd9ap@virginia.edu) know if you and or a colleague of yours is interested in using this platform to share ideas and generate collaborations.

Location: Class Room A, Department of Public Health Sciences, Fridays, 12 noon – 1:00 PM, 3rd Floor, West Complex.  Lunch will be served


Schedule of Speakers;

Sep 4  – Raj Balkrishnan – Effectiveness of Anticancer Medications in Populations with Disparity

Sep 11-  Jennifer Mason Lobo – Optimizing Treatment for Small Renal Masses

Sep 18 – Aaron Yao – Translational research of cancer screening: from science to population health

Sep 25 – Roger Anderson – Interventions for tobacco-related cancer control in Appalachia

October 2 – Rupa Valdez – Communicating health information on Facebook: defining personas

October 9 – No speaker today

October 16 – Robert Meyer – Prevention via biotechnology interventions – scientific and regulatory challenges

October 23 – Virginia LeBaron  (Nursing) – New research directions in cancer pain management

October 30 – Postponed

November 6 –  Yan Zhen (Cardiovascular Medicine) – Translating exercise interventions from animal models to human clinical studies

November 13 – Joel Anderson (Nursing) – Caregiver research related to dementia management in elderly patients

November 20 – No speaker today

December 4 – Guofen Yan – CMS claims and disease registry data to assess disparities in chronic disease: opportunities and challenges

December 11 – CANCELLED – Jessica Keim Malpass (Nursing) – Assessment of HPV vaccine uptake in VA communities