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Living with multiple chronic diseases with or without HIV: opportunities for research in the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study

Deborah Konkle-Parker, PhD, FNP, FAANOctober 28, 2019
New Guyton Library, G151-01

Conducting culturally responsive and inclusive evaluations of population health programs: A case study of the monitoring and evaluation of ACCELERATE!

Michelle Williams, PhDSeptember 25, 2019
New Guyton Library, G151-01
  • Describe the guiding principles for program evaluation;
  • Select evaluation methods and epistemologies that are culturally responsive and inclusive;
  • Identify characteristics of a responsive and inclusive evaluation of programs targeted towards Black gay and bisexual men in Jackson, Mississippi.

Overview of Mississippi Health Policy Fellowship

Akeem Adebayo, MD, MBAJune 5, 2019
New Guyton Library, G151-01
  • Overview of the Mississippi Health Policy Fellowship
  • Describe how the Mississippi Legislative process is developed using two real and recent case scenarios of two bills (Passed & Failed)
  • Describe my Policy brief on artificial meat bill
  • Describe the plans for the future for different bills by different advocacy groups in the state

From God Committees to Medical Homes:
The Evolution of Population Health for Kidney Diseases

Tariq Shafi, MD, MHS, MBBSMarch 25, 2019Presentation
  • Provide an overview of the epidemiology of kidney diseases
  • Describe the morbidity and mortality associated with kidney diseases
  • Discuss the opportunities for population health strategies for kidney disease prevention, reducing disparities, and improving outcomes

Physical Inactivity, Physical Activity, Physical Training and Physical Fitness:
a step-by-step translational journey

Michael A. Welsch, PhDFebruary 25, 2019Presentation
  • Define physical (in)activity, physical training and physical fitness
  • Describe the consequences of physical inactivity versus the benefits of physical activity
  • Demonstrate the dose-response relationship between activity and health outcomes
  • Discuss the importance of the ingredients of physical training across the life-span
  • Stimulate the development on an integrated UMMC research agenda on "moving" patients, students, and clinicians

Multidisciplinary approaches in assuring the quality, safety and efficacy of TM/botanicals

Ikhlas Khan, PhDJanuary 20, 2019Presentation
  • Natural products and it uses in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Difficulties in assessing the quality of supplements
  • Safety concerns
  • Future research needs and future prospects of natural products in CAM


Exploring the HIV Care Continuum: Making the Invisible Visible

Leandro Mena, MDSeptember 17, 2018
4th Floor Conf. Room, New Guyton
  • Describe HIV/AIDS disparities in the United States
  • Describe steps of the HIV “neutral” care continuum
  • Identify challenges to HIV prevention in the South
  • Describe local HIV prevention programmatic and research efforts

Hypoxia Associated Genes on Disparities in the Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer: Population Health Implications

Ingrid Espinoza, PhDJuly 16, 2018
4th Floor Conf. Room, New Guyton
  • Prostate cancer disparity
  • Identification of molecular markers associated with prostate cancer and race
  • Implications of our translational and clinical findings on prostate cancer and health disparity

Use of Computer Simulation to Understand Population Responses to Therapy

Robert L. Hester, PhDJune 4, 2018
4th Floor Conf. Room, New Guyton
  • Understand how physiological models are developed
  • Understand how populations are created
  • Understand the use of Topological Data Analysis for determining populations resistant to treatment

Geospatial Research and Resources at UMMC

Fazlay S. Faruque, PhDMarch 26, 2018
4th Floor Conf. Room, New Guyton
  • Identify geospatial resources at UMMC
  • Recognize the basics of geospatial technology applicable in health research and health care
  • Evaluate the geospatial health research activities at UMMC
  • Identify collaboration opportunities using geospatial tools at UMMC

Early Impact of a Statewide Neonatal Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program

Sarosh P. Batlivala, MD, MSCIFebruary 6, 2018
3rd Floor Conf. Room, SM323
  • Newborn screening program can lead to fewer delayed diagnoses and fewer cardiac interventions
  • Understand the importance of screening for critical congenital heart disease
  • Understand some limitations of pulse oximetry as a screening tool
  • Gain knowledge about identifying areas of improvement when implementing
  • CHD screening program


"Sex and the City: Urbanization, the Built Environment and the Sexual Geography of HIV/AIDS in South Africa"

Paul Burns, PhD, MA

September 28, 2017
Lecture Hall 122, SOM

  • Define the concept of the built environment;
  • Describe key social determinants associated with HIV vulnerability;
  • Describe how the built environment or physical characteristics of poorer nerighborhoods influence population health and contribute to increased HIV rish vulnerability; and
  • Implement evidence-based HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions and progams that use a social determinants of health framework to improve the HIV health-related outcomes of most at-risk populations.

Obesity and Dementia: A Paradoxical Association?

Nancy West, PhDJuly 31, 2017
3rd Floor Conf. Room, New Guyton
  • Accumulating evidence suggests that a high body mass index, measured in late life, may be associated with lower risk of dementia.
    • Could a higher BMI in older ages reflect a protective physiologic effect?
    • Is there enough evidence to justify revision of the public health dangers of being overweight for individuals at older ages?

All questions and comments about Bower SOPH Grand Rounds can be directed to Dr. Fazlay S. Faruque.