To promote the health of diverse women, families and communities.
To catalyze research partnerships that advance knowledge of women’s health across the lifespan.
FROM THE POWELL CENTER
Save the Date- September 16, 2013
The Powell Center's 10th Annual Women's Health Research Conference, "Optimizing Women's Health Through A Life Course Approach" will take place on Monday, September 16, 2013 starting at 8:30am and ending at 3:30pm in the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota. Please visit www.wmhealth.umn.edu for more information.
Call for Abstracts
The Powell Center for Women's Health cordially invites you to submit a poster abstract (450 word limit) on any topic related to women's health. To be considered for an award your abstract must be submitted by Monday, July 15, 2013. All other posters need to be submitted by Friday, August 23, 2013. For more information or to submit an abstract please visit http://z.umn.edu/cw0
IN THIS ISSUE
POWELL CENTER & CO-SPONSORED EVENTS
1. MAY 14, 2013- 12 HOURS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE: AN INTRODUCTION TO LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL GROUPS
2. MAY 14, 2013- WELLBEING LECTURE SERIES: THE POWER OF HABIT WITH CHARLES DUHIGG
3. JUNE 19-20, 2013- 2013 CANCER DISPARITIES SUMMIT
4. JUNE 19-22, 2013- INNOVATION AND ADVOCACY TO SUPPORT THE MENTAL HEALTH OF PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM FAMILIES
5. SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 – SAVE THE DATE: 10TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S HEALTH RESEARCH CONFERENCE: "OPTIMIZING WOMEN'S HEALTH THROUGH A LIFE COURSE APPROACH"
UNIVERSITY & COMMUNITY EVENTS
6. MAY 12-18, 2013- NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK
7. JUNE 6, 2013- A CULTURALLY CONSCIOUS APPROACH TO ADDRESSING HIV/AIDS-RELATED STIGMA
NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
8. NEW POWELL CENTER NEWSLETTER TO DEBUT IN JUNE 2013
9. MAY IS MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
RESEARCH PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES
10. SMOKING, SEX HORMONES AND PREGNANCY STUDY- BIRTH CONTROL USERS
11. SMOKING, SEX HORMONES AND PREGNANCY STUDY- PREGNANT WOMEN
12. HORMONES AND SMOKING CESSATION
13. PILOT AND FEASIBILITY PROGRAM WITH MINNESOTA OBESITY CENTER
14. COMMUNITY HEALTH COLLABORATIVE GRANTS
IN THIS ISSUE
Powell Center & Co-Sponsored Events
1. 12 Hours That Can Change Your Life: An Introduction to Living Life to the Full Groups
May 14, 2013
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
The Living Life to the Full Group is an evidence based, multi-modality, cognitive behavioral therapy program. It is widely used in the UK National Health Service, and in Canada, where it has been used to broaden access to mental health support. This intervention can be delivered within mental health services, or in the community, and the groups can be facilitated by a range of rolls, including peer specialists and behavior therapists. This 3 hour seminar will provide a background and overview of the 8 classes of the Living Life to the Full course which cover all the major life skills that people need to move forward. This workshop is free to attend but registration is required. Space limited. Please email Mikow Hang at email@example.com or call 612-626-1125 to register for the workshop. for more information visit http://z.umn.edu/dpz.
2. Wellbeing Lecture Series: The Power of Habit with Charles Duhigg
May 14, 2013
Coffman Union Great Hall
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Why do some people struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others are able to quickly remove bad habits and reinvent themselves? How have some companies changed their corporate culture – and achieved success – by altering your habits? Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business and an award-winning investigative reporter for the New York Times is the inaugural speaker for the Center for Spirituality and Healing's 2013 Wellbeing Lecture Series. During this presentation, he will discuss how a simple habit loop – a cue, a routine, and reward – is the key to transforming behavior. For more information visit http://z.umn.edu/don.
3. 2013 Cancer Disparities Summit
June 19-20, 2013
The UMN Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations and Minnesota Cancer Alliance would like to invite, medical/public health professionals, community-based organizations, community engaged researchers, and students to submit abstracts for posters, papers and panel presentations at the 2013 Cancer Disparities Summit: Working Together to Find Solutions June 19-20 2013 in Minnetonka, MN. The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Otis Brawley, MD, FACP, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, American Cancer Society. The goal of the Summit is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about disparities that exist in cancer screening, treatment and mortality; to educate participants about how they can improve cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship; learn about strategies aimed at addressing cancer disparities within communities across the state; and understand how they can participate in various initiatives aimed at reducing cancer disparities throughout Minnesota. For more information visit http://mccc.umn.edu/cancer-disparities-summit/ or call 612-624-4099.
4. Innovation and Advocacy to Support the Mental Health of Pregnant and Postpartum Families
June 19-22, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The annual Postpartum Support International conference provides an opportunity to meet, learn together, and share ideas with others who are concerned about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). This professional event is a unique training and networking opportunity. The purpose of the conference is to bring together and inform medical and mental health providers, childbirth professionals, support and resource providers, caregivers, policy-makers, researchers, volunteers, families, and educators who want to improve their understanding of PMADs and improve their ability to serve childbearing families. On June 19 and 20 the pre-conference Certificate of Completion Course Training, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care. The conference itself will take place on June 21 and 22. For more information please visit http://z.umn.edu/c7t or call 1-800-944-4PPD.
3. REGISTER NOW: 10th Annual Women’s Health Research Conference, "Optimizing Women's Health Through A Life Course Approach"
September 16, 2013
8:00am – 3:30pm
McNamara Alumni Center, UMN
200 SE Oak St
Minneapolis, MN 55455
This year’s conference is on “Optimizing Women’s Health Through A Life Course Approach.” This year’s keynote speakers are Paula Braveman, MD, MPH from the University of California, San Francisco and Janet Rich-Edwards ScD, MPH, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Braveman is a professor of Family and Community Medicine as well as being the Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health. Her presentation will be on childhood experiences and exposures and adult disease. Dr. Rich-Edwards will present on middle-aged women. Other speakers and topics include Michael Resnick, PhD, Michael K. Georgieff, MD, Dianne Neumark Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD, the Nurses’ Health Study and The Infant Development and Environment Study (TIDES) and more.
The Powell Center for Women's Health cordially invites you to submit a poster abstract (450 word limit) on any topic related to women’s health. To be considered for an award the abstract must be submitted by Monday, July 15, 2013. For the full conference agenda and more information, please visit our website at www.wmhealth.umn.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.