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The Mystery and Epidemiology of Long COVID Webinar

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Overview:

This is a live webinar scheduled for September 29, 2022 at 12 pm CT.

Two and a half years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there is emerging evidence that in some patients, its symptoms may linger for months or even years after the initial infection. While prevalence estimates vary widely, such ‘long COVID’ symptoms likely persist in more than 10% of all COVID-19 cases. This webinar will summarize the current scientific debate about long COVID– is it an autoimmune disease, a consequence of comorbidities, or something else? We will draw on a recent study of 100,000+ COVID-19 cases to understand who is susceptible to long COVID, how long the symptoms can last, and whether vaccination can improve long COVID outcomes.

This webinar is presented by Stella Aslibekyan, PhD, Senior Scientist, Genetic Epidemiology, 23andMe; Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham & University of Kentucky. This webinar is co-sponsored by Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control Training and Technical Assistance, the Region IV Public Health Training Center, and the Deep South Center for OH&S .

 

For more information and to register, please click here


PhD Application Bootcamp, Emory University Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health

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This workshop was created to help demystify the PhD application process by helping students develop their strongest application as well as prepare them for PhD interviews and assist with navigating the decision-making process of which program to attend.

In the last 2 years, 15+ students have participated with a 93% success rate for student placement in programs at Harvard, Princeton, University of Washington, Emory, and others.

This program is free of charge and open to all students interested in applying to a PhD program, regardless of discipline, program of interest, and academic institution. In other words, this is not a pipeline program to the Environmental Health Sciences program or Emory. The focus of this program is to ensure students are putting their best foot forward!

Schedule

Session I: Is a PhD right for me?
When: September 22; 6:00p Where: Virtual (Zoom)

Session II: Navigating a PhD
When: October 13; 6:00p Where: Virtual (Zoom)

Session III: Writing your personal statement, resume, letters of recommendation When: October 27, 6:00p Where: Virtual (Zoom)

Session IV: Broadening the career path in PhD training When: November 17; 6:00p Where: Virtual (Zoom)

Why have a bootcamp?

Applying to graduate school can be equal parts exciting and stressful. Our goal with a PhD application bootcamp is to take some of the mystery and anxiety out of the process, so that students can focus on developing their strongest graduate application.

What will you accomplish?

The PhD Application Bootcamp is designed to help students complete each part of the application process, starting with deciding which PhD program is right for them, assisting with development of their personal statement and resume, as well as fine-tuning their interview skills. Students will also explore the expectations of a PhD and consider the diversity of career options for PhD graduates.

To register for the workshop, please email Dr. Mike Caudle (wcaudle [at] emory [dot] edu).


The Mystery and Epidemiology of Long COVID

Category : News/Events

This is a live webinar scheduled for September 29, 2022 at 12 pm CT.

Two and a half years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there is emerging evidence that in some patients, its symptoms may linger for months or even years after the initial infection. While prevalence estimates vary widely, such ‘long COVID’ symptoms likely persist in more than 10% of all COVID-19 cases. This webinar will summarize the current scientific debate about long COVID– is it an autoimmune disease, a consequence of comorbidities, or something else? We will draw on a recent study of 100,000+ COVID-19 cases to understand who is susceptible to long COVID, how long the symptoms can last, and whether vaccination can improve long COVID outcomes.

This webinar is presented by Stella Aslibekyan, PhD, Senior Scientist, Genetic Epidemiology, 23andMe; Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham & University of Kentucky. This webinar is co-sponsored by Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control Training and Technical Assistance, the Region IV Public Health Training Center, and the Deep South Center for OH&S .

 

To register and attend, please click here

 

 


Emory Urban Health Initiative: Applying Principles of Participatory Community Engagement to Advance Health Equity

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This is a 90-minute live webinar on September 14, 2022 from 12 – 1:30 pm ET.

The Emory Urban Health Initiative (UHI) has a mission to provide health disparities education and advocacy, build collaborative partnerships, and develop best practice models with low-wealth communities and those who work with them to advance equity in health and well-being. In this webinar, Stacie Schmidt, MD, the Co-Director of the Emory Urban Health Initiative (UHI),  Carolyn Aidman, PhD, the Associate Director of  Emory UHI, and Joan Wilson MS, JM, FACHE, the Assistant Director of Emory UHI will describe the work of UHI in advancing the social, economic, and ecological well-being of communities in the Atlanta metro area. Participants will learn about best-practice models for participatory community engagement within low-wealth and underserved communities. Attendees will also gain perspective about the collaborative model of the program in developing health career students into future professionals who embrace and engage communities in self-efficacy and experiential approaches to solving the health problems affecting their communities.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of the Emory Urban Health Initiative in advancing the social, economic, and ecological wellbeing of communities in the Atlanta metro area.
  • Identify at least 2 best-practice models for participatory community engagement with low-wealth communities.
  • Explain how the Urban Health Initiative model fosters growth of future health career professionals who embrace and implement community-engaged principles in their future work.

To register and attend, please click here


Town Hall: Voting and Health

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The Social Determinants of Health Certificate Program will be hosting a town hall discussion on September 7, 2022 from 12:00 to 1:00pm in the CNR Auditorium.

While you may join us via this zoom link, we would love to see you in person so you can participate and ask questions!

Speakers:

Imani Barnes, is the Assistant Colony Manager of Operations for Managed Breeding Services at the Division of Animal Resources, School of Medicine. She is a Georgia State Representative Elect in DeKalb County.

Rebecca Mitchell is a PhD Epidemiologist and a veterinarian. She is currently a Georgia State Representative in Gwinnett County.

Sara Tindall Ghazal is the Policy Director Georgia General Assembly House Of Representatives (Democratic) and one of five members of the Georgia State Election Board.


Webinar: Diabetes Phenotypes: Where Are We and Where Do We Go From Here?

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Univ. Prof. Dr. DDr h.c. Michael Roden, M.A. E. – CEO of the DDZ (German Diabetes Center) in Düsseldorf

This one hour webinar will take place on September 6 at 10am, 4pm, and 7:30pm. You can register and attend with this link.

The current classification of diabetes, based on hyperglycaemia, islet-directed antibodies and some insufficiently defined clinical features, does not reflect differences in aetiological mechanisms and in the clinical course of people with diabetes. Dr. Roden will discuss evidence from recent studies addressing the complexity of
diabetes by proposing novel subgroups (subtypes) of diabetes. Several methodological and practical
issues need further study: the statistical approach used to define subgroups and derive recommendations for diabetes care; the stability of subgroups over time; the optimal dataset (e.g. phenotypic vs genotypic) for reclassification; the transethnic generalisability of findings; and the applicability in clinical routine care.

Dr. Michael Roden is Chair/Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Heinrich-Heine University, Director of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology, University Hospital Düsseldorf, and Chief Scientific Officer of the German Diabetes Center (DDZ). His translational research addresses insulin resistance and energy metabolism, specifically using noninvasive technologies, as well as diabetes and its comorbidities, e. g. fatty liver disease. Currently, he is interested in diabetes endotyping and precision diabetology. He has published 600+peer-reviewed papers and received several awards (e. g. Oskar-Minkowski Prize by EASD, G. B. Morgagni Gold Medal, Paul-Langer- hans Medal by DDG). Prof. Roden was President of the Central European Diabetes Association, the Austrian Diabetes Association and Chairman of the European Federation f.t. Study of
Diabetes (EFSD). From 2016-2021, he was a member of the German Council of Science and Humanities, appointed by the President of Germany, and served as head of its Committee Medicine. Recently, he has been elected as a member of the Academia Europea and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.


Family Socialization Around Race/Ethnicity and Racism: Advancing Understanding of Racial/Ethnic Inequalities in the U.S.

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Thirtieth National Symposium on Family Issues 

October 24-25, 2022, Penn State 

Despite its significance for individuals, families and the larger society, research on family socialization on issues of race/ethnicity and racism remains limited. Thus, the goal of Penn State’s 30th Annual Symposium on Family Issues is to draw scholars’ attention to the study of family socialization around racial/ethnic inequalities and racism in the U.S., including with a focus on family-focused programs, practices and policies that may help to address this national challenge and its widespread and deleterious implications. Toward stimulating novel interdisciplinary and translational research on families, the 2022 Family Symposium will examine race and racism in the U.S., racial/ethnic socialization in families of color, and antiracist socialization in white families. 

Registration is required for attending and streaming the Symposium. A recording of the Symposium will be accessible to registrants. A decision on a hybrid or all-virtual Symposium will be made in early September. 

Please click here for more information about these sessions. 


EnRICH Seminar: The Impact of Community Doulas on Reducing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health Populations

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
1:30pm to 2:30pm ET

PROBLEM STATEMENT
Large and persistent racial inequities in maternal health outcomes require an inclusive system of care to increase access to patient- and community-centered services and to reduce disparities for pregnant, birthing, and postpartum people, especially those at risk for bias and discrimination. One element of such a system is the community doula, a culturally congruent health worker who provides emotional support, peer education, resource navigation, and labor support. Best practices for integrating community doulas into maternal and child health (MCH) services is still evolving and requires resources and ongoing research to help identify/address gaps to improve the health and well-being of the MCH community.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the end of this webinar, attendees will:
• Learn about the role of the community doula and existing models;
• Understand the current state of research and the impact of community doulas on MCH; and
• Become familiar with the research agenda on promoting effective integration of community doulas into MCH services in order to reduce inequities.

PRESENTERS
Julie Mottl-Santiago, DrPH, CNM, is an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and Certified Nurse Midwife practicing at Boston Medical Center (BMC), New England’s largest safety net hospital. She is currently the Principal Investigator for two doula related research projects:
• Best Beginnings for Babies study examining outcomes of the BMC Birth Sisters doula program; and
• The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission’s Birth Equity and Support through the Inclusion of Doula Expertise (BESIDE) Investment Program.

Ebere Oparaeke, MPH, is an experienced doula and Program Coordinator for the BMC Birth Sisters Program. She is passionate about reproductive and social justice and believes that all people should be informed, supported, and validated in their birth and reproductive journeys.
 
To register for this webinar, please click here.
 

NexT generation traininG in HIV Research: Immunity in the First 1000 days in mother-infant dyadS” (TIGRIS)

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D71 planning meeting: 2-4th September 2022

We would like to welcome you to the first of two planning meetings for the D71 grant:
NexT generatIon traininG in HIV Research: Immunity in the First 1000 days in mother-infant dyadS” (TIGRIS).

The purpose of the D71 planning grant is to develop a training programme and post-graduate diploma in reproductive immunology in the context of HIV, ready for a D43 application in August 2023. We are to have two meetings, this one in 2022 and the next one in early 2023 with a focus on African partnerships.

The specific objectives of this meeting are as follows:

  1. Understand gaps in knowledge within the respective themes

  2. The challenges of performing reproductive, neonatal and paediatric clinical research

  3. Identify a next generation HIV research agenda

  4. Identify topics for training and learning objectives

  5. Develop a framework core curriculum for a Post Graduate Diploma

Use this link to register and participate in the themed sessions:page2image31809408

Friday 2nd September: Saturday 3rd September: Sunday 4th September:

Themes 1 & 2 – 3:00-7:00pm SAST
Themes 3 & 4 – 3:00-7:30pm SAST
Themes 5 & 6 – 11:00am – 1:00pm SAST and 3:00-6:30pm SAST


Epi Buddy Social

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This event will be in-person on Thursday, August 25th from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in the Rollins Courtyard At the event, there will be a short activity to facilitate networking with your peers, some light refreshments, and the chance to win some awesome RSPH gear. The event will serve as the official start to the epi buddy program, and you are highly encouraged to come with fellow members of your epi buddy group; however, all MPH and MSPH EPI/GLEPI students are welcome. 

Participants will be limited to 100 people with RSVPs being required on a first-come-first-served basis. To RSVP and check in at the event, please follow these steps: 

  1. Go to the event posting on the hub (link directly to the event page)
  2. Click the “sign in” button on the top right corner and sign in with your Emory credentials
  3. RSVP to the event
  4. Download the “Corq” app (link to additional information)      
  5. On the app, complete the following steps: 
    1. Select Emory University as the campus.
    2.  Sign-in with Emory NETID and Password
    3. Hit the back button in the top left-hand corner to access your dashboard.
    4. The “EventPass” will have your individual QR Code. This event pass will be used for all check-ins at student organization events. 

This process will not only ensure that we can have future in-person events (assuming the university COVID status remains the same), but also will facilitate contact tracing if it needs to occur. 


Upcoming Events

  • HDGH Seminar Series September 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Claudia Nance Rollins - Auditorium Event Type: Seminar SeriesSpeaker: Luke Nyakarahuka, PhD, MPH, BVMContact Name: Sharon DorseyContact Email: sdorsey@emory.eduA decade of characterizing the epidemiology of viral hemorrhagic fevers in Uganda
  • Healthcare Associated Infections Journal Club September 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Claudia Nance Rollins Room 5001 Event Type: Seminar Series,Student EventContact Name: Herveen SinghContact Email: herveen.singh@emory.eduLink: https://zoom.us/j/94626807317Learn about ongoing healthcare-associated infections research from student-led presentations on journal articles. The event is hybrid and faculty are also welcome!
  • EMPH Information Session September 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Zoom Event Type: Recruitment EventLink: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIufuqvrz8vGtKCwg-DBsG49zRz1gpcC8RZJoin us for our next virtual information session to learn more about our convenient hybrid format that allows you the flexibility to broaden your public health horizons while continuing to work full-time.Please register using the Web link.

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