Delta Clinical and Translational Science Health Disparities Conference

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Delta Clinical and Translational Science Health Disparities Conference Schedule

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast
School of Medicine – 2nd Floor Atrium

10:15-10:25 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks
Richard L. Summers, MD - Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UMMC
Laura S. Levy, PhD - Vice President for Research, Tulane
Steven R. Goodman, PhD - Vice Chancellor for Research, UTHSC
School of Medicine – Lecture Hall M122

10:25-10:40 a.m.

“The Bogalusa Heart Study: Forty Years of Health Disparities Research”
Lydia Bazzano, MD, PhD - Tulane

10:40-10:55 a.m.

“Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality: A Perfect Storm in Memphis”
Shelley White-Means, PhD - UTHSC

10:55-11:10 a.m.

“Perinephric Fat, Hypertension, and Renal Dysfunction”
Michael E. Hall, MD - UMMC

11:10-11:20 a.m.

Speaker Panel/Q&A
Moderator: Gailen D. Marshall, MD, PhD - UMMC

11:20-11:25 a.m. 


11:30-11:45 p.m.

“Factors Associated with African-American Women’s Sexual Health and Risk Behavior”
Melody N. Waller, PhD, MSN, RN - UTHSC

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

“The Chronic State of Obesity and the Acute Response to Sepsis”
Sarah Sterling, MD - UMMC

12-12:15 p.m.

“Implementation of Multi-Faceted Patient-Centered Treatment Strategies for Intensive Blood Pressure Control (IMPACTS)”
Katherine T. Mills, PhD, MSPH - Tulane

12:15-12:25 p.m.

Speaker Panel/Q&A
Moderators: Jiang He, MD, PhD - Tulane

12:25-12:35 p.m.

Break (and walk to Student Union)

12:35-1:50 p.m.

Poster Session & Lunch
Norman C. Nelson Student Union, 2nd floor conference rooms

1:50-2 p.m.

Break (and walk to School of Medicine)

2-2:15 p.m.

“Impact of Race and Socioeconomics on Psychological Outcomes in Childhood Cancer”
Cynthia Karlson, PhD - UMMC

2:15-2:30 p.m.

“Networks of Opportunities: Building Interdisciplinary and Cross University Studies to Support Clinical Trials for our Youngest and Most Vulnerable”
Stacy Drury, MD - Tulane

2:30-2:45 p.m.

“The Early STEPs Project” -  | UTHSC

2:45-2:55 p.m.

Speaker Panel/Q&A
Moderators: Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH; Michelle Martin, PhD - UTHSCs

2:55-3 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Jiang He, MD, PhD - Tulane
Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH - UTHSC
Gailen D. Marshall, MD, PhD - UMMC 
Michelle Martin, PhD - UTHSC

3-3:30 p.m.

Networking Reception
School of Medicine – 2nd Floor Atrium