News & Highlights
Powell Center News & Highlights
- Congratulations to BIRCWH scholar Kristine Talley, PhD for receiving the CTSI K to RO1 Transition to Independence Award. This award gives Dr. Talley $50,000 in research funds to support K scholars to become competitive for R01 awards. Dr. Talley's project title is "Preventing Toileting Disability in Frail Older Women." Jean Wyman, PhD continues her role as Dr. Talley's primary mentor. Congratulations Dr. Talley!
- SAVE THE DATE! The 11th Annual Women's Health Research Conference: Updates on Women's Cancer Research has been scheduled for Monday, September 29th at McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota. More information to come.
University & Community News & Highlights
- National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is March 10th. According to the CDC, 1.1 million people in the United States live with HIV and a 25 percent of them are female aged 13 or older. You can learn more about how you can join the fight to increase awareness by visiting www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad or http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/hiv/worldaidsday/womengirls/index.html.
- CALL FOR REVIEWERS - The Birth Defects Monitoring and Analysis Program at the Minnesota Department of Health is soliciting grant reviewers for the Preconception Health in Minnesota grant program. The application to be a reviewer is due March 10, 2014. If you are interested in being a reviewer, please complete the application at https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=56206EE3041C0D19. Contact Erica Fishman, MSW, MPH, LISW at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-201-5141 if you have any questions.
- Register today for Women's Health 2014: The 22nd Annual Congress! This event will take place April 4-6 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC.
- Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Regents Professorship. Only full professors are eligible and awardees will receive a stipend of $50,000. Nominations must be submitted by March 14, 2014.
- CALL FOR PROPOSALS - "What Went Wrong?": Reflecting and Learning from Community-Engaged Research conference is scheduled for July 11-12, 2014 in Minneapolis. The conference will provide a space for those working for social justice to come together to discuss what it means for communities and university to engage in research. Proposal submission deadline is March 29, 2014. For more information, visit http://engagedresearchconference.wordpress.com/.
- GRAND OPENING: Autism Day Treatment program for Somali families - St. David's Center is partnering with Children's Choice Center to pen an Autism Day Treatment program that will provide social interaction, sensory processing, self-regulation and family support services to 3- to 4-year-old Somali children with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. All treatment is done in a small-group, natural setting with a staff of culturally knowledgeable mental health professionals, occupational, speech and music therapists. Call 952.548.8700 or visit www.stdavidscenter.org/therapies for more information.
- Postdoctoral Research Education Fellowship Position Available - The University of Minnesota Schools of Public Health and Medicine are excited to announce the availability of a postdoctoral research education fellowship position in Cancer Disparities. This education and career development program is funded by the National Cancer Institute (Jean Forster, PhD and Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH, Co-PIs). Eligible candidates should have a doctoral degree in any of the following disciplines: medicine, behavioral science, epidemiology, health education, health services research, sociology, anthropology, clinical, social or counseling psychology or a related discipline. Preferred candidates will have experience and peer-reviewed publications in above disciplines.Applications will be reviewed beginning in April 2014. However, the posting will stay open until filled. For more information, contact Lindsey Fabian at email@example.com or click here.
- Professional Education in Breastfeeding and Lactation 2014 - Educational opportunities for professionals helping women feed their babies.
- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women, released a report in February 2014 on the health of rural women. The ACOG outlines significant disparities for rural women in access to, and availability of a range of reproductive health services including gynecological and specialty women’s health services. The report includes current initiatives to reduce these disparities and recommendations for providers and professionals.