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CBSSM Seminar: Dina Hafez Griauzde, MD

Wed, January 18, 2017, 3:00pm
Location: 
NCRC, Building 16, Room 266C

Dina Hafez Griauzde, MD
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar
VA Special Fellow, Ann Arbor Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center
Clinical Lecturer, Internal Medicine

Abstract: Greater purpose in life (measured using a validated scale)  is associated with lower rates of certain chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and stroke.  In this seminar, we will discuss the role of purpose in life in the development of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes as well as the potential to augment ongoing type 2 diabetes prevention efforts with strategies that promote greater purpose in life.

Raymond De Vries is involved in a new research study led by Akbar Waljee, MD, MSc, which will develop a risk-based strategy to help providers tailor timing of treatments among CHC Veterans to ensure that those who most need urgent therapy get it as quickly as possible.

Using democratic deliberation, Dr. De Vries will engage Veterans to learn their thoughts and preferences about such a strategy, which will help with its implementation in a clinical setting.

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Mon, January 30, 2017

Brian Zikmund-Fisher's The Conversation piece on raw cookie dough was cited in the Popular Science Health article, "The Chemicals In Burnt Toast And Crispy Fries Won't Kill You, But The Calories Might."

Mon, January 30, 2017

Kayte Spector-Bagdady has a new commentary out in The Conversation about the law and ethics of research with human biospecimens. It focuses on the recently published revisions to the human subjects research regulations, highlights the debate that ensued from a draft version over its proposal to include nonidentified biospecimens in its definition of "human subject," and summarizes where the final rule landed and possible steps going forward.

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Wed, February 01, 2017

Raymond De Vries' commentary, "Giving (Bits of) Your Self to Medicine" was recently published in Medicine at Michigan. He and his colleague, Tom Tomlinson (MSU), published national survey data in JAMA that showed that while most Americans are willing to donate to biobanks, they have serious concerns about how we ask for their consent and about how their donations may be used in future research.

CBSSM Seminar: Martina T. Caldwell, MD

Wed, February 22, 2017, 3:00pm
Location: 
NCRC, Building 16, Room 266C

Martina T. Caldwell, MD
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar
VA Special Fellow, Ann Arbor Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center
Clinical Lecturer, Emergency Medicine

Title: Leveraging the Emergency Department for Women’s Reproductive Health Equity

Abstract: As a Robert Wood Johnson / VA Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan, Dr. Caldwell’s research centers around community-based participatory research frameworks and mixed methodology to develop Emergency Department interventions to help eliminate health inequities in birth control access, uptake and continuation, as well as birth outcomes.

CBSSM Seminar: Tammy Chang, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Thu, March 09, 2017, 3:00pm
Location: 
NCRC, Building 16, Room 266C

Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

"Tell us what you REALLY think: Challenges with understanding and engaging youth via technology"

Understanding and engaging youth is crucial to addressing nearly all health challenges today.  However, what are the most effective ways?  How can we use technology that is ubiquitous in their lives?  In this seminar, I will discuss our team’s work in addressing these challenges using text messaging and social media to understand and engage youth.

Cited in C.S. Mott’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Physician’s Brief, recent research led by CBSSM’s Naomi Laventhal and Stephanie Kukora examines the role and accuracy of antenatal counseling in supporting shared decision making for complicated pregnancies, particularly those with a poor prognosis.

Other articles by Naomi Laventhal in the Journal of Pediatrics, the Journal of Perinatology, and Pediatric Cardiology are also cited.

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CBSSM recently hosted a "Concussion" Film Screening & Moderated Discussion on March 30th. Co-Director, Raymond De Vries moderated. Our panelists included: Ellen Arruda, PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, MSU; and Matthew Lorincz, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology, Co-Director, Michigan NeuroSport.

The panel discussion related to key bioethical and scientific issues brought up by the film, as well as current research into brain injury and brain injury prevention.

Mon, April 24, 2017

Kayte Spector-Bagdady, Ed Goldman, Andrew Shuman and others have recently published a perspective piece in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, "Immortal Life of the Common Rule: Ethics, Consent, and the Future of Cancer Research" which has been highlighted in Michigan Health Lab.

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