News & Highlights
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Powell Center News & Highlights
- On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, Dr. Kristine Talley, Assistant Professor, Adult & Gerontology Cooperative, UMN School of Nursing, will be presenting at the Powell Center's Interdisciplinary Women's Health Lecture Series. Her presentation is titled, Feasibility of the Defeating Urinary Incontinence with Exercise Training (DUET) Research Study, and will be held in Moos Tower 2-690. The lecture is free and open to the public
University & Community News & Highlights
- The Powell Center for Women's Health is pleased to announce the inaugural competition for the Powell Center's Scholar in Mature Women's Health. The Powell Center's Scholar in Mature Women's Health is a two year appointment awarded to a faculty member that will enhance and develop his or her career in mature women's health research and further the overall goals of the Powell Center's mature women's health initiative. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, November 11, 2013 by 5:00 pm. Please direct questions to Jennifer O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-626-1125.
The McNair Scholars Program is recruiting faculty mentors for its summer 2014 cohort. The program recruits first-generation and low-income or underrepresented student to conduct research with faculty and prepare for graduate school.
What are the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? What are the primary mechanisms through which the ACA will meet its goals? What is the potential impact of the ACA on women, children, adolescents, and immigrant families? The HRSA-funded Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the University of Minnesota just released a 36-page publication that addresses these questions.
The perinatal period provides unique opportunities to identify and intervene with the co-occurence of perinatal depression, intimate partner violence, and substance use problems. However, current psychological screening recommended for women seen in these settings tends to target single rather than multiple risk factors. A new study published in the Journal of Women's Health suggests that this may not be enough.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently published two new, evidence-based Effective Health Care (EHC) Program resources on childhood obesity prevention. For clinicians there is Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs: Comparative Effectiveness and for parents there is Keeping Children at a Healthy Weight.
Call for Abstracts! The Academy of Women's Health has issued a call for poster abstracts for the Women's Health and Sex Differences Research Scientific Poster Session happening at the 22nd Annual Women's Health Congress. The deadline for abstract submissions is November 15, 2013. Researchers at all levels are encouraged to submit abstracts on current and emerging issues in women's health and sex differences