Flexner Dean's Lecture Series - M. Chris Gibbons, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, Johns Hopkins University
"Health Information Technologies and Healthcare Disparities"
Location: 208 Light Hall
Audience: MD Students - VMS I,MD Students - VMS II,MD Students - VMS III, MD Students - VMS IV\; Graduate Program Students\; Residents\; Faculty and Staff
Hosted by: School of Medicine Flexner Dean's Lecture Series - Click Here
Over the past decade a rapidly expanding body of literature has demonstrated the existence of disparities in health and health care. To effectively address disparities, several authorities have suggested the need for greater information technology research and investments. This talk will present a brief overview of lessons learned and challenges addressing healthcare disparities, the role of Health IT in advancing the science of Health Disparities research and the potential role HIT may play in reducing healthcare disparities and improving population health.
Dr. Gibbons is an Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Health Informatics. Dr. Gibbons' is a Healthcare Disparities and Physician Informatician whos interests focus on the role of using Consumer Health informatics to improve healthcare disparities. Dr. Gibbons has been named a Health Disparities Scholar by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the NationalInstitutes of Health. He has authored/edited several books, book chapters and federal reports in the areas of Consumer Health Informatics, Electronic Health Record Usability and Patient safety. Dr. Gibobns work is also leading the emergence of the field of Populomics. He is an advisor and expert consultant to several state and federal agencies and policymakers in the areas of urban health, eHealth, minority health and healthcare disparities. Dr. Gibbons obtained his medical degree from the University of Alabama. He then completed residency training in Preventive Medicine, as well as training in General Surgery and molecular neurooncology basic research. Finally he earned a Master of Public Health degree focusing in health promotion among urban and disadvantaged populations all from Johns Hopkins.
Ladawna Parham and Korey Kemper, of The Anchor's Group, will speak on a community-powered concierge service available in Middle Tennessee that provides affordable solutions for aging independently. Packages offered include home care, health, social, and transportation.
Lunch is not provided, but feel free to bring your own.
This class is part of the Boomers, Elders, and More Series.
Erik Carter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education, will present his lecture "Including Students With Severe Disabilities in Secondary Schools: Peer Support Strategies to Foster Relationships and Learning," the fourth and final lecture of the 2012-2013 Intervention 2.0 Lecture Series, on Wednesday, Mar. 20, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building.
Intervention 2.0 is a series in which educational researchers engaged in education intervention research on at-risk children and youth will discuss how their research findings point to promising future directions for research and practice. A reception will be held following this lecture. For planning purposes, please register for this event by Monday, Mar. 18 - Click Here. For more information, contact Elizabeth Turner - Click Here.
Cardio interval workout with aerobic and dance movements to Latin music\; get your grove on! NOTE: Participants must call 343-8943 to sign up for a spot for the Wednesday 5:15 PM class ONLY. You must arrive for class by 5:30 p.m. or you will forfeit your spot in the class.
There will be no class if it falls on a holiday (July 4)
An Occupational Health nurse will roam the VUH floors 2, 3, SICU, 6 North, 6 South, 11 North and 11 South on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm, providing TB skin tests and immunizations to Staff and Faculty. In addition, there will be a Know Your Numbers - Click Here table: Measure your blood pressure, weight and body mass index with Health Plus. These numbers can be used for the Go for the Gold program.