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Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference

health disaprities researchers

About the Conference

The second annual Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference was held August 19, 2019 in Jackson, MS on the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) campus. The event brought together health disparities researchers from UTHSC, UMMC, and Tulane University to discuss research interests and catalyze new collaborative partnerships which will result in the submission of a 2019 UTHSC/TU/UMMC CORNET Award proposal in Health Disparities Research. There were keynote speakers from each institution, a poster session, 3-minute lectures, and networking.

Health disaprities researchers interested in collaborating are eligible to apply for a UTHSC/TU/UMMC CORNET Award proposal in Health Disparities Research. To be eligible, each proposal must have included, at minimum, one faculty member from each participating campus (UTHSC, Tulane, and UMMC). Resources are available to fund up to two (2) awards, for up to $75,000/award, for one (1) year. The deadline to apply for a UTHSC/TU/UMMC CORNET Award in Health Disparities Research is September 30, 2019, with funding set to begin in January 2020.

Can't attend the conference but interested in a collaboration?

If you were unable to attend the conference but are interested in a collaboration, please contact the administrators so they can add your information to the secure, searchable researcher database so you can find collaborators and others can find you

Questions?

If you have a questions, please e-mail the administrator, Derita Bran.

2019 Invited Speakers:

CORNET Awardees

"Multigenerational studies on child cardiometabolic health: The Across GEnerations in the South (AGES) Heart Study"

  • Bettina Beech, DrPH, MPH
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Emily Harville, PhD
    Tulane University
  • Qi Zhao, MD, PhD
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center

"Geographic, Income and Racial Disparities in Continuity of Care and Their Effect on Health Care Utilization for Obesity-associated Chronic Conditions”

  • James E. Bailey, MD, MPH, FACP
    UTHSC
  • Josh Mann, MD
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Lizheng Shi, PhD, MsPharm
    Tulane
Keynote Speakers
  • Daniel W. Jones, MD
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    “Obesity in the USA: a Social, Cultural, and Political Perspective”
  • Thomas LaViest, PhD
    Tulane University

    “The Minority Majority: Why Research on Racial Disparities in Health is the Future…and the Present”

  • Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, WHNP-BC, FAAN
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center

    “Lessons Learned – Research using Connected Health Technology in Rural Areas”

Past Conference

2018 Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference

Held July 19, 2018 in Jackson, MS, the event brought nearly 200 health disparities researchers from UTHSC, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), and Tulane University together to discuss research interests and catalyze new collaborative partnerships that will result in the submission of a UTHSC/TU/UMMC CORNET Award proposal in Health Disparities Research. Read the full news story on the Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference on the UTHSC News site. View the Delta Clinical and Translational Health Disparities Conference program packet.

Health disaprities researchers interested in collaborating were eligible to apply for a UTHSC/TU/UMMC CORNET Award proposal in Health Disparities Research. To be eligible, each proposal must have included, at minimum, one faculty member from each participating campus (UTHSC, Tulane, and UMMC). Resources were available to fund up to two (2) awards, for up to $75,000/award, for one (1) year. The deadline to apply for a UTHSC/TU/UMMC CORNET Award in Health Disparities Research was September 12, 2018, with funding set to begin in December 2018. Read the full news story on the winning teams selected on the UTHSC News Site

Couldn't attend the conference but interested in a collaboration?

If you were unable to attend the conference but are interested in a collaboration, please contact the administrators so they can add your information to the secure, searchable researcher database so you can find collaborators and others can find you.

Questions?

If you have questions, please e-mail the administrators, Lisa Youngentob or Sarah Bloch.

2018 Invited Speakers: 

  • Lydia Bazzano, MD, PhD
    Tulane University
    "The Bogalusa Heart Study: Forty Years of Health Disparities Research"
  • Stacy Drury, MD 
    Tulane University 
    "Networks of Opportunities: Building Interdisciplinary and Cross University Studies to Support Clinical Trials for our Youngest and Most Vulnerable"
  • Michael E. Hall, MD 
    University of Mississippi Medical Center 
    "Perinephric Fat, Hypertension and Renal Dysfunction"
  • Cynthia Karlson, PhD
    University of Mississippi Medical Center 
    "Impact of Race and Socioeconomics on Psychological Outcomes in Childhood Cancer"
  • Katherine T. Mills, PhD, MSPH
    Tulane University
    "Implementation of Multifaceted Patient-Centered Treatment Strategies for Intensive Blood Pressure Control (IMPACTS)"
  • Sarah Sterling, MD 
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    "The Chronic State of Obesity and the Acute Response to Sepsis"
  • Melody N. Waller, PhD, MSN, RN
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    "Factors Associated with African American Women’s Sexual Health and Risk Behavior"
  • Shelley White-Means, PhD
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    "Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality: A Perfect Storm in Memphis"
  • Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L 
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center
    "The Early STEPs Project"

Last Published: Aug 22, 2019