Center for Health Disparities - Lecture Series

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Lecture Series

Spring 2013

Adolescent Spirituality and its Association with Sexual Activity by Dr. David Holder, Department of Adolescent Medicine, Brody, ECU

Fall 2012

Leading a Spirited Life: Health Disparities among Clergy and Their Possible Origins and Solutions
Presented September 6 by Dr. Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, Assistant Research Professor, Duke University

Spiritual Assessment of Patients in Health Care
Presented by Dr. Kelley Reinsmith-Jones, Assistant Professor of Social Work, ECU

The Doctor as God’s Mechanic: Religious Beliefs about Health and Healing in the South East
Presented October 11 by Dr. Chris Mansfield, Professor of Public Health & Director, Center for Health Systems Research, Brody, ECU

A Faith Based Approach to Improving Community Health Status
Presented October 25 by Dr. Ruth Little, Department of Public Health, Brody, ECU

Spring 2012

North Carolina Agromedicine Institute: Addressing Health Disparities among Agricultural Populations
Presented by Robin Tutor-Marcom, MPH, OTR, NC Agromedicine Institute and ECU

Health Disparities and Ambient Air Particle Pollution
Presented by Wayne Cascio, MD, Environmental Protection Agency

Xenobiotic Obesogens: A Driver of Rural Disparities in Childhood Obesity
Presented by David Collier, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Brody School of Medicine

Environmental Exposures and Ethnic Disparities in Sarcoidosis
Presented by Sergio Arce, MD, Department of Medical Science, Brody School of Medicine

Fall 2011

Take Off 4 Health: A Weight Loss Camp for Obese, Low Income Youth
Presented September 13 by Lesley Lutes, Ph.D. and David Collier, M.D., Ph.D. and Lee Scripture, NCSU
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A New Healthy Literacy Assessment Tool for Obesity, Diabetes, and Weight Management
Presented September 27 by Lisa Maag, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
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Prevalence of Abnormal Pap Smears in a Rural North Carolina Population
Presented September 27 by Suzanne Lea, Ph.D., Department of Public Health
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Periodontal Disease and Risk for Diabetes Among Adolescents in Eastern North Carolina
Presented September 27 by Sara Grossi, D.D.S., Department of Pediatrics
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Older Lesbians’ Health and Preferences for Care
Presented November 1 by Paige Averett, Ph.D., School of Social Work
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Building Capacity to Improve Latino Health in Rural North Carolina: A Case Study in Community-Based Participatory Research
Presented December 6 by Kim Larson, Ph.D., College of Nursing
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Spring 2011

Entering a "White" Profession: How Black Physicians Became Part of the American Medical Profession
Presented January 18 by Todd Savitt, Ph.D.
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Exercise, Fat Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Prepubescent Children
Presented February 8 by Robert Hickner, Ph.D.
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Preparing Faculty For Community-Based Research: The Impact of the ECU Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy
Presented March 22 by Beth Velde, Ph.D.

Psychosocial Interventions to Improve Outcomes Among African-American Prostate Cancer Survivors
Presented April 12 by Lisa Campbell, Ph.D.

Fall 2010

Lipid Metabolism in African American Women: Upregulation of glyceride synthesis in adipose tissue
Presented October 19 by Dr. Hisham Barakat

Redesigning Diabetes Care for Rural African Americans
Presented October 26 by Doyle “Skip” Cummings, PharmD and Debra Thompson, Ph.D.
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Cancer Disparities
Presented November 30 by Suzanne Lea, Ph.D.
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HIV in Eastern North Carolina
Presented December 7 by Yvonne Carter, MD, MPH and Diane Campbell, MD, MPH, FACOG, RN
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