Data and Donuts

UT Libraries is pleased to host another semester of the popular Data and Donuts workshop series this spring. There is a lot of new content as well as some old favorites. All workshops will be on Fridays at 3:00pm in the Perry Castaneda Library. Please check the flyer for topics and dates.

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Social Identity and Health in Central Texas – Immigration Today: The Impact on the Health of Our Community

More than 1.7 million undocumented immigrants live in Texas. Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invite you to participate in the first of a series of community conversations titled Social Identity and Health in Central Texas — Immigration Today: The Impact on the Health of Our Community.

The goal of the series is to engage our community of local physicians and other health care providers in ongoing discussions to better understand the scope of this issue and its health ramifications and to help create clarity in this area where policy decisions, legal battles and logistical difficulties can sow confusion and fear in ways that affect the entire community’s health.

Immigration Today: The Impact on the Health of Our Community

Tuesday, Jan. 23

6 – 8 p.m.

Dell Medical School Health Learning Building Auditorium (HLB 1.111)

1501 Red River Street

Register now >

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Graduate Student Leadership Opportunity

Graduate Nursing Students

Special Budget-Friendly Registration Fee of $149

The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA), open to all students in master’s and doctoral nursing programs, will be hosting the inaugural 2018 GNSA Leadership Conference on February 22-24, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. The conference is focused around the theme of Seizing the Opportunity to Lead and Shape the Future of Health Care. Here are the top reasons you should attend.

  • Immersion in a rich learning environment featuring an array of nationally known academic and practice leaders.
  • Opportunity to move ahead on their leadership development journey. 
  • Building a professional network of peers with students from across the country.
  • Earn up to 5.5 hours of CEU credits.
  • Explore career horizons in practice, education, and leadership. To learn more about the detailed agenda, click here

AACN is offering a special registration fee of $149 to help reduce the financial barrier and allow for students from across the country to attend.

The keynote session will feature speaker Alex Wubbels, BSN, RN, Nurse Educator at University of Utah Hospital, who will focus on moral courage and share her experience advocating on behalf of her patient in the face of law enforcement pressure. Her story gained national media attention this past summer and will help kick off the conference. Rounding out the conference, Dr. Angela Patterson, Vice President of CVS Health, will share her vision for how nurses can be at the forefront of improving health care. To learn more about the conference, click here.

Questions? Email AACN’s Director of Student Engagement, Marta Okoniewski at mokoniewski@aacnnursing.org.

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St. David’s CHPR Annual Conference

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 •  11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thompson Conference Center

Keynote Speaker: Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research & Global Advances, University of Arizona, College of Nursing “From the Frontline: What Does Precision Health Mean to Me?”

Thelma C. Hurd, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine “Precision Medicine and Population Health: Detente, Diplomacy or Discord?”

More info here.

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St. David’s CHPR Colloquia

Friday, February 16, 2018 •  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
NUR 4.180

The Complexity of Fatigue Influence on Motivation – Considering Implications for Health and Behavioral Restraint. Presented by Rex Wright, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, the University of North Texas.

Register here.

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Jack and Laura Lee Blanton Lecture in Nursing with Guest Sarah Szanton

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 •  3:00 – 5:00 pm
NUR 1.108

Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She tests interventions to reduce health disparities among older adults. Her work particularly focuses on ways to help older adults “age in place” as they grow older.

Register here.

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Careers in Book Publishing: What Everyone Needs to Know

The College of Liberal Arts International Study Advisory Committee has arranged for Oxford University Press president, Niko Pfund, to speak at UT (flyer attached). Mr. Pfund’s talk is titled, Careers in Book Publishing: What Everyone Needs to Know. He will discuss careers in publishing and current trends in the industry. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 20th, from 4-5pm in WCH 4.118.

Careers in Book Publishing Poster

 

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Call for Abstracts: Cancer Survivorship Care and Research

The year’s theme is focused on cancer survivorship and energy balance research with a focus on their relevance to public health.  You can submit a) original research abstracts, b) abstracts presented at Trainee Research Day or other conferences, or c) research in progress.

Here is the link for abstract submission which includes the registration link. Abstract Submission Page.     Registration Page.

Friendly reminder: The deadline to submit an abstract is approaching quickly (Friday, January 19th by 11:59 EST).

There is no fee to submit an abstract or register for the symposium. Registration is limited to first 200 registrants.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Kathy Carpenter, MBA,atklcarpen@mdanderson.orgorGuadalupe Palos, Dr.PH. from the Office of Cancer Survivorship atgpalos@mdanderson.org.

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From clinical insight to research to practice: the CAPABLE program

Presented by:
Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN
Professor and Director of PhD Program at
Johns Hopkins University

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

1710 Red River . NUR 1.108
Reception to follow

Register Here

Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN is a Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She tests interventions to reduce health disparities among older adults. Her work particularly focuses on ways to help older adults “age in place” as they grow older. These include ways to improve the social determinants of health such as modifying housing and improving access to food. Szanton completed undergraduate work in African-American Studies at Harvard University and earned a bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1993. She holds a nurse practitioner master’s degree from the University of Maryland and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. She is Associate Director for Policy at the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at Johns Hopkins as well as Core Faculty at the Center on Aging and Health, the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions and Adjunct Faculty with the Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. She has been by funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, and the AARP Foundation.

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Tobacco Politics: Regulatory Science, the Real Cost Campaign, and New Tobacco Products

The Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science on Youth and Young Adults presents a panel discussion on tobacco regulatory science.

February 8, 2018

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Reception with light snacks

9:30 – 11:00 AM: Panel discussion and Q&A session

Register Here

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