Annual Conference 2015

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Dates:  June 11 and 12, 2015

Keynote Speaker :

Ken Resnicow, PhD, Irwin M. Rosenstock Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan, Shool of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Motivational Interviewing to Reduce Pediatric Obesity in Primary Care:  A Disparity Perspective of the BMI2 Trial

Session Speakers :

Arthur James, MD , Associate Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

U.S. Black:White Racial Disparity in Infant Mortality “Equity: a dream deferred”

Alejandro de la Torre, MD , Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Obesity Screening, Referral and Treatment to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Ann Schreihofer, PhD , Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, UNTHSC

Genetic Models of Obesity in Adults:  Impact on Cardiovascular Function

Justin Zachariah, MD, MPH , Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Cardiology, Children’s Hospital Boston

CVD Risk Factor Disparities in Youth

Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC , Professor of Medicine, Director & Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Research Center & Clinical and Translational Research, Morehouse School of Medicine

Eduardo Sanchez, MD, MPH , Chief Medical Officer for Prevention, American Heart Association

 Health Disparities in Cardiovascular Health and Disease

Janisse Rosario Schoepp, PhD, MPH, Associate Vice President of Programs, Policy and Special Initiatives, Health Foundation of South Florida

 CTG in Broward County – Transforming Our Community’s Health (TOUCH) in Broward County, Florida

Michelle Martin, PhD , Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine,University of Alabama Birmingham

 Obesity and Cancer:  An Innovative Community Program to Increase Functional Outcomes in African American Cancer Survivors

Kate Claycombe, PhD, Research Nutritionist, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

 The Epigenetics of Obesity:  Individual, Social and Environmental Influences