Alvin Ouseph to present dissertation seminar – “Comparing Short-Term Radiographic Outcomes of Cementless Primary Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Implantation with and without Augmentation by Humer

 

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science degree in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Alvin Ouseph will present a seminar entitled, “Comparing Short-Term Radiographic Outcomes of Cementless Primary Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Implantation with and Without Augmentation by Humeral Matchstick Autograft: A Retrospective Cohort Study” on November 2, 2021, at 11:00 am. CST in IREB 250. The campus community is invited to attend. A private defense with the advisory committee will immediately follow the seminar.

Alvin Ouseph is a master’s candidate in Clinical Research Management under the supervision of Rance Berg, Ph.D., Assistant Dean.

Satyam Sarma M.D. to present seminar on 10/29/21 at 11:00 AM in RES-100: “Mechanisms of Exercise Intolerance in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction”.

 

Satyam Sarma, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Mechanisms of Exercise Intolerance in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction”

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF or diastolic heart failure) is rapidly growing in prevalence, reaching near epidemic scope among older adults. Treatment options are limited for patients suggesting the fundamental biologic mechanisms of HFpEF are not well understood. We will review risk factors which contribute to the biology of HFpEF, and how these factors may influence disease progression and impair exercise capacity in patients with HFpEF.

Friday, October 29, 2021, 11:00AM-12:00PM, RES-100
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Sandra Billinger, PT, PhD, FA to present seminar on 11/5/21 at 11:00 AM: “Dynamic Cerebrovascular Response During an Acute Exercise Bout in Preclinical AD”.

 

Sandra Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science & Athletic Training and Department of Neurology; Assistant Director, Imaging Core, KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center
University of Kansas Medical Center

“Dynamic Cerebrovascular Response During an Acute Exercise Bout in Preclinical AD”

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common clinical dementia diagnosis. However, the interest in mixed pathology and vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) has started gaining significant traction within the scientific and medical communities. Vascular pathology (cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke) is often present when patients start showing signs of dementia/cognitive impairment. Dr. Billinger and her research team have a strong interest in the vascular contributions including stroke to dementia. Our recent work continues to highlight that a physiological stimulus such as exercise has revealed unique differences in pre-clinical AD such that those with elevated beta-amyloid have a reduced cerebrovascular response during an acute exercise bout. The reduced cerebrovascular response has also been associated with reduced performance on cognitive tests such as executive function in otherwise healthy, non-demented older adults. Since VCID spans multiple clinical diagnoses including cardiovascular disease and stroke and the mixed pathology to AD, Dr. Billinger and her team are currently exploring whether the cerebrovascular response to an acute bout of exercise could be a biomarker of brain health similar to a stress test to heart health. In this seminar, Dr. Billinger will describe the innovative methodology developed for cerebrovascular kinetics modeling, the potential as a brain health biomarker and the cerebrovascular response within other clinical populations such as stroke and kidney transplant who are also at risk for VCID.

Friday, November 5, 2021, 11:00AM-12:00PM, RES-100
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

https://unthsc.zoom.us/j/87277949672?pwd=THZWaHFwNU9XcEtUdFZOSUtySmY1dz09

Employing Community Wellness Liaisons to Create More Inclusive Public Libraries – FREE Webinar Wed Nov 10 at 10am (Sponsored by NNLM Region 3)

 

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series, Health Bytes with Region 3.

This monthly 1 hour series focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

Lack of access to reliable health information contributes to pervasive racial and ethnic health disparities. Public library resources and programs are one way for communities to gain access to health information. Our previous research found that individuals from diverse communities are unaware of library services and/or do not feel welcome in their local libraries, resulting in underuse. Consequently, there is a need for libraries to learn and implement methods that successfully connect them to diverse communities in order to increase equity in access and use of health information resources. We developed a multi-stakeholder partnership consisting of two public library systems, leaders from five diverse communities, and a research university to fill this gap. Our goal was to implement an intervention that increases the capacity of libraries to meet the health information needs of diverse communities, subsequently increasing awareness and use. Our intervention depended on the hiring of Community Wellness Liaisons (CWLs) as library employees who served as cultural brokers.

As members of communities they represented, CWLs were responsible for organizing programs and putting together library materials that met the informational, social, and cultural needs of their communities. Additionally, CWLs brought library and health resources into their communities during outreach events. This webinar will discuss the CWL model as a way to convey health information to medically underrepresented communities.

Attendees will hear about the collaboration between CWLs, community leaders, library supervisors, and university staff; the CWLs’ activities, including COVID-19 programming and outreach; ways the CWLs adapted their work during the pandemic; recommendations for effectively engaging with diverse communities, including potential barriers to anticipate and ways to overcome them; and overall project accomplishments.

Register here: https://nnlm.gov/training/class/employing-community-wellness-liaisons-create-more-inclusive-public-libraries

Financial Aid HEERF Outreach Session

 

Come and go Zoom session from 9:30 am to 10:00 am Friday, Oct 29th. Speak with a Financial Aid Counselor to see if your circumstance will be considered for a cost of attendance adjustment, and any options available with it. The Office of Care and Civility will also be in attendance should you have any questions regarding HEERF application and funding.

URL: https://unthsc.zoom.us/j/88656670075

Thank you,
Financial Aid Office

Rauchelle Richey to present Dissertation seminar titled, “Chronic heating in older hypertensive women”

 

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Rauchelle Richey will present a seminar entitled, “Chronic heating in older hypertensive women” on November 3, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. CST in EAD 291. The campus community is invited to attend. A private defense with the advisory committee will immediately follow the seminar.

Rauchelle Richey is a doctoral candidate in Integrative Physiology, under the supervision of Steven Romero, Ph.D., Assistant Professor.

Workout of the Day 10/29/2021

 

2 Rounds each (40 seconds of work/20 seconds of rest)

Section 1:

High Knees

Alternating Jumping Lunges

Dips

Section 2:

Mountain Climbers

Burpees

180° Squat Jumps

Section 3:

Jumping Jacks

Pushups

Squats

AB Finisher

V-Ups

Flutter Kicks

Bicycle Crunches

Flu shot clinics on campus this week

 

This is the last week for flu shot clinics on campus!

HSC Health and HSC College of Pharmacy are partnering to host two more flu shot clinics for HSC faculty, staff and students. Both clinics will be held on the first floor of IREB. Sign up at unthsc.edu/schedule.

Wednesday, October 27 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, October 29 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.