Wednesday, May 30th 9:00am – 4:00pm DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Westborough, MA
The Massachusetts Perinatal Oral Health Summit is an interdisciplinary event focused on improving oral health as part of overall health for pregnant woman and children by utilizing prenatal, pediatric, and dental providers as a team approach.
Through interactive discussions, dynamic learning sessions and peer to peer connections participants will walk away knowing the importance of oral health during pregnancy and childhood, the common challenges faced and innovative tools and strategies for providing oral health care services to these important populations.
Breakfast and lunch will be served
In partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Oral Health and the Massachusetts Dental Society.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 3:00pm – 5:00pm UMass Amherst Student Union Ballroom
Substance use disorders are the most common cause of preventable disability in the United States, and accidental overdose (often involving opioids) is the leading cause of injury-related death in our country.
Addiction is recognized as a brain disease and there is a wealth of evidence for the use of medications in the treatment of substance use disorders — and yet they remain underutilized and often misunderstood.
We invite one and ALL to this community training on medications for the treatment of substance use disorders presented by Robert Roose, MD, MPH, FASAM — VP, Behavioral Health, Mercy Medical Center and its affiliates.
This program is supported by SAMHSA grant # 1H79T102644-01
On Thursday, March 1, Dr. Andrea Barsevick presented the first 2018 NINR Director’s Lecture on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her presentation, “The Science of Symptom Management,” Dr. Barsevick described her program of research which addresses cancer-related symptoms and quality of life research.
About the Speaker
Andrea Barsevick, PhD, RN, FAAN, AOCN is a Professor in the Population Science Division of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. She is known internationally for her research on symptom clustering during and after cancer treatment, particularly fatigue and its interactions with sleep disturbances, depressed mood, and quality of life.
Dr. Barsevick is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a past member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Panel on cancer-related fatigue.
Presenter: Dr. Jeanne Alhusen Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Location: Skinner Hall, Room 101
The UManage Center for the Science of Symptom Self-Management presents the above talk by Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN, Assistant Dean of Research for the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia. Dr. Alhusen will share her research examining the influence of intimate partner violence on maternal and neonatal outcomes. She will include results from an intervention study aimed at reducing intimate partner violence in the perinatal period.
This talk is made possible through the National Institute of Nursing Research Award P20 NR016599.
Date: Friday April 27, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: Yale School of Nursing, West Campus
400 West Campus Drive, West Haven, CT
The Yale Center for Sleep Disturbance in Acute and Chronic Conditions, in association with the YSN Biobehavioral Lab and the Yale Program in Sleep, presents the Fourth Annual Sleep and Symptom Research Symposium. The key note speakers will be Janet Mullington, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, and Naresh Punjabi, MD, PhD, Professor at Johns Hopkins University.
Presenter: Dr. David A. Sela
Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Location: Skinner Hall, Room 101
The next talk in the College of Nursing Spring Seminar Series will be presented by Dr. David A. Sela, Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science. Dr. Sela research focuses on breast milk and infant nutrition, genomics of beneficial microbes, and dietary influences on the human microbiome. His presentation will look at the genomics and molecular microbiology underlying reciprocal interactions between beneficial bifidobacterial populations and bioactive milk molecules.
Abstract: Human milk delivers bioactive molecules critical to infant development, homeostasis, and health. A fraction of these molecules are partially or fully indigestible and thus delivered to the infant gut. This includes human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) that provide functions beyond their potential nutritive value. Accordingly, microbes interact with human milk molecules to modulate the emergent physiology of microbiomes established along the infant gastrointestinal tract.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 UMass Amherst Design Building 170 & Atrium Food and coffee provided
This summit is aimed at graduate students interested in extending their scholarly work beyond UMass, improving their communication skills, and/or pursuing a career in Outreach & Public Engagement (OPE). It is an opportunity to learn about resources & opportunities on campus and beyond. The day will consist of:
Professional Panel 1:30-2:30pm
Professionals working in outreach and public engagement (OPE) will talk about their careers and answer audience questions. Come ask questions that are relevant to you.
OPE Idea and Resource Exhibition 2:30-4:30pm
Come for as long or short as you want to learn from, talk to, and collaborate with UMass graduate students and organizations about their OPE initiatives.