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Webinar: “Great Expectations: The Importance of Optimal Maternal Metabolic Health During Gestation”

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Weds., Nov. 15, 2017 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. CT / 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m. ET 

Speakers

Donna Ryan, MD – Professor Emerita and interim Executive Director, Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Leanne Redman, PhD – Associate Professor and Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology Lab at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Join the the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, the Tulane Prevention Research Center, and the American Public Health Association for a webinar and interactive discussion.

Registration: Click here

Please register in advance. Seating is limited for the live webinar (powered by ReadyTalk). A recording will be available online after the event on the Tulane CEMCH blog, the Tulane PRC website, and the APHA webinars page.

About the Webinar:

The association of excess weight gain and obesity on adverse outcomes for both mother and child are well known. Obesity is associated with higher rates of gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, non-elective c-sections, and maternal and fetal mortality. The association of gestational diabetes with fetal macrosomia is well known. Infant complications during delivery are also impacted. The maternal metabolic environment can be a contributor for risk in offspring for obesity and diabetes in childhood and even in adulthood. Attempts have been made to limit weight gain during pregnancy with strong evidence-based recommendations sponsored by the Institute of Medicine, but only 30% of women achieve optimal levels of weight change during pregnancy. Pregnancy represents an opportune time for weight management; prenatal visits are opportunities for review of weight and implementation of behavior change. This webinar will review several recent studies of intervention during pregnancy, their efficacy and safety outcomes. Future directions for this research focus will also be discussed. The challenge of effective weight management during this critical developmental period is one that must be met because it offers the potential to affect the metabolic health of future generations. Existing national programs such as Women Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program offer unprecedented opportunity to improve health of mothers, their offspring and future generations.

Attendees will learn to:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of obesity and of excessive weight gain during pregnancy and their impact on maternal (gestational diabetes, caesarean rates, maternal complications) and child health (infant size at birth, obesity and diabetes in childhood and adulthood);
  2. Describe the current recommendations for optimal weight gain during pregnancy;
  3. Discuss the evidence for safety and efficacy of weight-directed interventions to prevent excess weight gain during pregnancy.

About the Presenters: 
 Picture2Donna H. Ryan, MD, is a world-renowned obesity researcher and Professor Emerita at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, where she is currently serving as interim Executive Director. From 1988-2012 she served as an associate professor, professor and as then associate executive director for clinical research at Pennington Biomedical. She is president-elect of the World Obesity Federation and associate editor in chief of the scientific journals Obesity Research and Obesity. Dr. Ryan is a recognized consultant and advisor on the topic of obesity and chronic disease and was instrumental in a number of landmark nutrition, diabetes, weight loss and military health research studies. She has been an author on more than 225 original publications, 11 books, and nearly 50 scholarly chapters and reviews.

 

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Leanne M. Redman, PhD, is a clinical scientist with a particular focus on the physiology of body weight regulation in humans. The genesis of her research is in the design and conduct of controlled clinical studies where diet and/or physical activity are manipulated to alter energy balance. An Australian native, Dr. Redman has spent the past 12 years at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, where she is an Associate Professor and directs a research program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Maternal/Infant Health. She is the Principal Investigator of three NIH grants all of which involve comprehensive phenotyping of women including studies in polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy and postnatal health. These include e-health interventions to achieve healthy gestational weight gain invented by Dr. Redman and her colleagues. Dr. Redman has published more than 100 research papers around obesity, energy metabolism, insulin sensitivity, calorie restriction and exercise.

To register for this webinar: Click here  

The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC04927 and title Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program. The information or content and conclusions in this webinar are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

 

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October 16, 2017 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Calling all SPHTM Alumni

… to apply to join the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Alumni Board!

The SPHTM Alumni Association board members serve our students and school by:

  • Serving as advocates of the school and encourage others to support SPHTM and the alumni association
  • Maintaining and fostering relationships between alumni, faculty and students
  • Contributing financially to scholarships to attract the brightest students
  • Attracting accomplished alumni speakers
  • Recognizing talented students
  • Creating networking opportunities between students, alumni and preceptors
  • Actively participating in the advancement of the board

Members serve on a volunteer basis and can contribute from any location.

Want to know more?

Please see the application at this link for more details on how to apply and visit our Alumni Association website for more information. Information on board member expectations can be viewed here.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 5PM Central Time

Nominations are due by 5PM CDT on October 13, 2017 for terms starting in January 2018. Elections will be held on November 11, 2017 and results will be available immediately after the meeting. If you have any questions, or if you would like to hear from a current board member about their experience on the board, please contact Lacey Allen at  lallen8@tulane.edu or 504-988-6237.

Apply Here

October 11, 2017 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

Fall 2017 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

Fall 2017 Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

This series of workshops will cover communication skills focused on the intersections of health and racism, specifically for community organizers, neighborhood groups, and public health students, professionals, faculty and researchers.

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Sponsored by the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Prevention Research Center, Tulane Society of Young Black Public Health ProfessionalsTulane SPHTM Student Government AssociationSALUD for Latin American CommunitiesTulane Society for Sexuality, Health and Gender (TSSHaG)
*These events are free and open to the public. Light lunch will be provided.*

Seminars in the series:

“Investing in Justice: Truth Telling, Racial Healing and Transformation”

Thursday, Sept. 14, 12-1:30 p.m., Diboll Auditorium (1st floor), Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112
Featuring: Flozell Daniels, Jr., CEO and President of Foundation for Louisiana

In every sector of society, communities are seeking solutions to some of this generation’s most entrenched challenges. New Orleans in particular and Louisiana in general experience nation-leading racial disparities when it comes to such issues as mass incarceration, affordable housing, access to jobs and entrepreneurism, coastal restoration/environmental adaptation. They therefore represent a great opportunity for today’s leaders to recognize the healing merits of racial reconciliation and justice-centered action. Recently passed justice reinvestment legislation — the most far-reaching in Louisiana’s history — will be explored in the context of Foundation for Louisiana’s evolving work in the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) framework.

“A Symptom of Bigger Issues: Exploring Black LGBT Health Disparities”

Thursday, Sept. 21, 12-1:30 p.m. Room 1210 (12th floor)
Featuring: Earl Nupsius Benjamin, DrHSc, and Michael Robinson, MSW, LMSW, Principals at The BACH Group 

The session’s facilitators will examine Black LGBT health disparities. The facilitators will also discuss the social determinants of health (SDoH) that contribute to and/or exacerbate these health disparities, while also detailing SDOH approaches that can aid in the reduction of Black LGBT health disparities.

“Is Your Data Unintentionally Promoting Disparities? Framing Data to Send the Right Message and Promote Community Inclusion” 

Thursday, Sept. 28, 12-1:30 p.m., Room 1210 (12th floor)
Featuring: Rebecca Majdoch, MPH, Health Education and Communications Manager, and Sumrita Bindra, MPH, MCH Epidemiologist, and Louisiana Department of Health-OPH-Bureau of Family Health. 

As public health professionals, we are charged with sharing data with the public, most of whom are not epidemiologists. Sharing statistics without providing context can lead to misinterpretation, up to and including unintentionally blaming a vulnerable population for their health disparities. We will talk about how our health communications and data teams have been implementing steps to assure that we frame our data in reports, fact sheets, and even in response to data requests, in order to call out inequities without stigmatizing populations.

(Recordings of the seminars will be made available on the CEMCH YouTube page within a week of the seminar.)

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

Funding for this seminar was made possible in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane Society of Young Black Public Health Professionals, Tulane SPHTM Student Government Association, SALUD, and TSSHaG. The Tulane PRC 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 Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC04927. 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.

 

September 8, 2017 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

CEMCH LinkedIn Group

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The Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH) has a LinkedIn group that serves as another platform to share MCH-related news & articles, job postings, practicum opportunities, and more. The CEMCH LinkedIn group connects MCH professionals within our program and around the world.

Join the Group and Become a Part of Our Network!

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8544108

August 28, 2017 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

HRSA- DataSpeak Webinar Series

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Findings from the 2016 National Survey
of Children’s Health

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

 

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to announce an upcoming DataSpeak program to present findings from the redesigned 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). The NSCH is funded and directed by MCHB, with data collection conducted by the Census Bureau. The survey examines the physical and emotional health of children from birth through 17 years of age. Emphasis is placed on factors that may be related to the well-being of children, including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school experiences, and neighborhood safety. This DataSpeak will be one of the first public presentation on the most recent results of this important survey.

Presentations will be made by:

  • Reem Ghandour, DrPH, MPA, Director of the Division of Epidemiology in the MCHB’s Office of Epidemiology and Research, will present on the NSCH redesign and new estimates from the 2016 NSCH.
  • Jason Fields, PhD, MPH, Survey Director at the US Census Bureau, will present on the data collection methodology for the latest iteration of the survey.

 

Mark Your Calendars and Register for the webinar HERE!

August 25, 2017 at 10:06 am Leave a comment

The Value of Self-Care Practices

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“Self-care — maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle through individually determined activities — has been found to improve productivity and a sense of well-being as well as physical and emotional health in a variety of work settings.”

“Although it is still considered a somewhat controversial concept, many colleges and universities are now regarding self-care as essential for the optimal well-being of everyone in their community: faculty, staff, administrators, students, support personnel and others. The benefits of promoting self-care in the workplace are well documented.”

“Yet even in the face of high and increasing stress levels in all educational fields, self-care remains a low priority for many people in academic settings. In part, that is due to the traditional, culturally entrenched belief that faculty and staff members are expected to be concerned about the well-being of others — often at the exclusion of their own well-being. Indeed, we contend that self-care has not been promoted as a universal component of educational programs because it is perceived by many people to be time off task — and therefore detrimental to fulfilling “real” academic work commitments.”

Follow the Link to Understand what Self-Care is and How You can Practice Self-Care

August 23, 2017 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

Women Deliver: Young Leaders Program Application

 

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As a leading global advocate for the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women, Women Deliver catalyzes action by bringing together diverse voices and interests to drive progress for gender equality, with a particular focus on maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights.

Women Deliver was among the first organizations to promote the investment case for girls and women. We are recognized for impactful advocacy strategies, access to world influencers, participation on key coalitions and initiatives, and building the capacity of young people and civil society. 

The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program trains, elevates, and empowers youth advocates to catalyze action for gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women — with particular emphasis on sexual and reproductive health and rights and meaningful youth engagement. The program provides youth advocates with the training and resources necessary to extend their influence and actively shape the programs and policies that affect their lives. Started in 2010, the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program is comprised of 400 youth advocates from more than 100 countries, with 300 more scheduled to join in early 2018.

Young Leaders Program is accepting new leaders for their next class!

The Application is Open Until October 13th

Apply Here!

August 18, 2017 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

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