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Upcoming Events

  • Join Virtual Event Code: Meeting ID: 973 4481 0673

    NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Grand Rounds

    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

    Implementation Outcomes: Their Role in Treatment Success

    Presented by: Enola Proctor, PhD
    Professor, Brown School, Washington
    University in St. Louis

    Zoom Conferencing
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    Dial-In: +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll) or +1 470 250 9358 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 973 4481 0673

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    Pediatric Grand Rounds

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    November 20, 2020




    Jill Weatherhead, MD, MS, DTMandH

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases and of Pediatrics, Section of Tropical Medicine and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

    Baylor College of Medicine



    “Global is Local: Neglected Tropical Diseases in the United States”


    Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss the epidemiology of neglected tropical diseases in the United States
    • Determine the appropriate diagnostic tools & therapeutic management strategies for neglected tropical diseases in the United States
    • Identify areas of clinical and research gaps for neglected tropical diseases in the US
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    Use of the OpenMRS open source EHR to support management of COVID-19 in Haiti, Nepal and Kenya

    Hamish Fraser MBChB, MSc FACMI, Associate Professor of Medical Science, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Brown University
    Steven Wanyee MSc, Director of Biomedical Informatics, IntelliSOFT Consulting Limited, Nairobi, Kenya
    Managing COVID-19 requires accurate up to date data on new cases, contact tracing and case management. Managing epidemic diseases is a core function of health systems in many low and middle income countries, such as recent outbreaks of Ebola in West Africa, and Dengue, Zika and cholera in many countries. This has spurred the development of health information systems to capture data in community and health facility settings and to report data to public health authorities and contact tracing teams. Several established open source health information systems have been deployed to support management of COVID-19 including mobile health platforms (CommCare, MedicMobile), a national aggregate data reporting system (DHIS2) and a surveillance system (SORMAS). In this presentation I will describe the use of the OpenMRS open source EHR system in management of COVID-19 on Haiti and Nepal. Mr Wanyee will connect from Kenya to describe a large scale implementation of OpenMRS for the MOH national COVID-19 data management system there. We will also discuss the role of primary care EHR systems in improving disease surveillance.
    I 2 S 2 covers the breadth of topics in effectively using data and technology to advance biomedical discovery and healthcare delivery. Each learning activity (seminar, journal club, workshop, or tutorial) features methods, applications, or resources that are aligned with components of a learning health system. This series is a joint initiative between the Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics , Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Implementation Science Core , Rhode Island Quality Institute , and Advance Clinical and Translational Research (Advance-CTR) .
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    i-BSHS Seminar Series - Monica Webb Hooper, PhD “Old Disparities, New Disparities: Time for Real Change”

    Location: Zoom Meeting ID: 924 3806 6723 Room: 924 3806 6723 Cost: Free
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     “Old Disparities, New Disparities: Time for Real Change”

    Dr. Monica Webb Hooper is Deputy Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). She works closely with the Director, Dr. Pérez-Stable, and the leadership, to oversee all aspects of the institute and to support the implementation of the science visioning recommendations to improve minority health, reduce health disparities, and promote health equity.

    Dr. Webb Hooper is an internationally recognized translational behavioral scientist and clinical health psychologist. She has dedicated her career to the scientific study of minority health and racial/ethnic disparities, focusing on chronic illness prevention and health behavior change. Her program of community engaged research focuses on understanding multilevel factors and biopsychosocial mechanisms underlying modifiable risk factors, such as tobacco use and stress processes, and the development of community responsive and culturally specific interventions. Her goal is to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge and disseminate findings into communities with high need.

    Dr. Webb Hooper completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida, internship in medical psychology from the University of Florida Health Sciences Center, and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami.

    Please note that this virtual event, including attendees’ Zoom video, audio and screen name, and questions or chats, will be recorded. All or portions of the event recording may be shared through Brown University’s digital channels. Individuals who do not want their identities to be captured are solely responsible for turning off their camera, muting their microphone and/or adjusting their screen name accordingly. By attending this event, you consent to your name, voice, and/or image being recorded and to Brown University reproducing, distributing and otherwise displaying the recording, within its sole discretion.

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