CSLB RIMI Health Equity Seminar Series

 

The CSULB RIMI Project presents a series of distinguished speakers discussion their current research in health disparities, healthcare access, environmental health, and related issues.  

Mar 20, 2013 April D. Thames, Ph.D. Ethnic/racial disparities in HIV/AIDS: Impact on neurocognitive and functional outcomes

RIMI Health Equity Seminar


Mar 20, 2013
Psych 154

Dr. April D. Thames is an Assistant Professor at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She recently received an NIH Career Development Award (K-23) to develop her laboratory in cultural neuropsychology, neuroscience, and health disparities. Dr. Thames has focused her research on the neurological and neurocognitive effects of infectious disease, substance abuse, and cerebrovascular risk factors among underrepresented groups, particularly ethnic/racial minorities. She is Principal Investigator on four grant supported studies targeting (1) Neuroimaging and neurocognitive correlates of HIV and Hepatitis C disease severity; (2) the impact of stereotype threat and perceived discrimination in neurocognitive performance in African Americans; and (3) neurological and functional consequences of HIV in geriatric HIV adults (4) genetic predictors of cognitive impairment.  In her clinical work, Dr. Thames is particularly interested in cognitive issues that disproportionately impact ethnic and racially diverse aging populations.  She was recently appointed as Chair of Division 40 Ethnic Minority Affairs committee.

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Feb 20, 2013 Marjorie Kagawa Singer, Ph.D., MA, MN, RN, FAAN How is Culture Operationalized for Practice and Research?
Nov 28, 2012 Nina T. Harawa, MPH, PhD Understanding Female Partners of Bisexual Men: Implications for HIV/STD Risk in Women of Color

Health Equity Seminar Series


Nov 28, 2012
Kinesiology, Room 059
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Aug 15, 2012 Don Des Jarlais Racial/Ethnic Disparities in HIV Infection Among People Who Inject Drugs

CSULB RIMI Health Disparities Seminar Series


Aug 15, 2012
Hall of Science Room 103
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Mar 7, 2012 Intervention Research to Promote Health Equity: Examples, Recent Developments

RIMI Seminar: Roshan Bastani, Ph.D.


Mar 7, 2012
PH1-Rm 141

The Psychology Colloquium
and
The CSULB RIMI Project
Health Disparities Research Seminar Series

 

Roshan Bastani, Ph. D.
Professor of Health Services and Associate Dean for Research, UCLA School of Public Health

Intervention Research
to Promote Health Equity:
Examples, Recent Developments and Future Directions

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 from3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Peterson Hall 1 (PH1) Lecture Hall 141

Faculty : Class attendance is welcomed!
Please call the number below if you will be encouraging your class to attend.

Presented by

The Psychology Colloquium
and
The CSULB RIMI Project
Health Disparities Research Seminar Series

For more information please contact Carol Canjura at 562-985-2179 or acanjura@csulb.edu

Funding for this seminar was made possible by award number 1P20MD003942-03 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.  The views expressed by the speaker do not necessarily reflect the official views of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.

 

 

CSULB RIMI PROJECT

“Reducing health disparities through science, community, and collaboration”
www.csulb.edu/rimi

 

 

Roshan Bastani is Professor of Health Services and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Public Health, Co-Director of the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, and Associate Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research. She is a social/health psychologist whose main research interest is the study of access to health care among low-income, ethnic minority and other underserved groups, focusing on efficacy testing of patient and health care system directed interventions to improve access. Her research includes a randomized experiment studying follow-up diagnostic and treatment services for indigent minority women with serious breast abnormalities; a study of factors related to hepatitis B screening; experimental assessment of an intervention related to decision making and prostate cancer screening; and community-based intervention targeting ethnic disparities in tobacco use, obesity, and cancer screening.

 

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Feb 15, 2012 Palliative Care for Quality of Life in Lung Cancer

RIMI Seminar: Dr Betty Ferrell


Feb 15, 2012

       
 

 

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The Psychology Colloquium
and

The CSULB RIMI Project
Health Disparities Research Seminar Series

Present

Palliative Care for Quality of Life in Lung Cancer

Dr. Betty Ferrell

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing,
Professor and Research Scientist at
City of Hope in Los Angeles

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
The Barrett Athletic Administration Center
(formerly the Pyramid Annex)

For more information please contact Carol Canjura at 562-985-2179 or acanjura@csulb.edu

Funding for this seminar was made possible by award number 1P20MD003942-03 from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.  The views expressed by the speaker do not necessarily reflect the official views of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.

 
 

CSULB RIMI PROJECT

“Reducing health disparities through science, community, and collaboration”
www.csulb.edu/rimi

 
     
     
  Dr. Betty Ferrell

Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN has been in oncology nursing for 33 years and has focused her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life, and palliative care.  Dr. Ferrell is a Professor and Research Scientist at City of Hope in Los Angeles.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and she has over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts.  She is Principal Investigator of a Program Project funded by the National Cancer Institute on “Palliative Care for Quality of Life and Symptom Concerns in Lung Cancer” and Principal Investigator of the “End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)” project.  Dr. Ferrell is a member of the National Cancer Policy Forum and was Chairperson of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. (read more...)

 
     

 

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Nov 9, 2011 The Role of Culture in Eliminating Health Disparities at the Community Level

RIMI Seminar - Dr. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati


Nov 9, 2011
HSCI Room 102



RIMI Health Disparities Research Seminar Series
In Conjunction with the Psychology Department Colloquia

The Role of Culture in Eliminating Health Disparities at the Community Level

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Ph.D., MPH

 

Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine and Sociology
 Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
CSULB Hall of Science (HSCI), Room 102

 

For more information please contact Carol Canjura at 562-985-2179 or acanjura@csulb.edu

Funding for this seminar was made possible by award number 1P20MD003942 from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The views expressed by the speaker do not necessarily reflect the official views of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.

CSULB RIMI PROJECT
"Promoting health equity through science, community, and collaboration"
www.csulb.edu/rimi
 
 

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor in Preventive Medicine and Sociology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. She oversees the research activities of the Patient Education and Community Outreach Center of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; and is the Director of Community Outreach and Education at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research at USC. Her work focuses on the role of culture in health risk behavior with an emphasis on eliminating health inequities among Hispanic/Latinos and other vulnerable populations. She has applied her research to a variety of areas in cancer control, including tobacco use prevention, obesity prevention and cervical cancer. She has received multiple prestigious awards, including a Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association-Latino Caucus and next month will be receiving the Chancellor's Commendation Award for Community Based Participatory Research at the University of California Irvine.

 

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Mar 23, 2011 Adolescent Sexuality, Sexual Health, and Sexually Transmitted Infections

RIMI Seminar: Dr. Dennis Fortenberry


Mar 23, 2011

       
 

 

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The RIMI Project Health Disparities Research
Seminar Series
and the CSULB Psychology Colloquia Series
present:

Wednesday, March 23rd, 3:30 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.
Pyramid Annex Building Conference Center

Adolescent Sexuality, Sexual Health, and Sexually Transmitted Infections

Dr. Dennis Fortenberry

Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University

For more information please contact Carol Canjura at 562-985-2179 or acanjura@csulb.edu

Funding for this seminar was made possible by award number 1P20MD003942-01 from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.  The views expressed by the speaker do not necessarily reflect the official views of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.

 
 

CSULB RIMI PROJECT

“Promoting health equity through science, community, and collaboration”
www.csulb.edu/rimi

 
     
     
 
Dr. J Dennis Fortenberry Photo courtesy of Indiana University

J. Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., MS is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Indiana School of Medicine. Among other interests, Dr. Fortenberry conducts longitudinal research related to adolescent health risk and health protective behaviors, including immunizations. (read more...)

     

 

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Mar 21, 2011 Cultural Factors in Drug Abuse Prevention with Latino Populations

RIMI Seminar: Dr. Felipe Castro


Mar 21, 2011
USU Rm. 205

The RIMI Project Health Disparities Research
Seminar Series Presents

Cultural Factors in Drug Abuse Prevention
with Latino Populations

Dr. Felipe Castro
Professor of Clinical Psychology Arizona State University

                                                                                       

Monday, March 21, 2011 3:00pm – 4:00pm
University Student Union, Room 205

Dr. Felipe Castro

Dr. Felipe Castro researches health promotion and relapse prevention in Hispanic populations, with a focus on motivational aspects in the prevention of HIV infection, drug abuse, cancer, diabetes mellitus, and other chronic degenerative diseases. (read more...)

For more information about the RIMI Seminar series please contact:
Carol Canjura at 562-985-2179 or email, acanjura@csulb.edu.

 
 

Funding for this seminar was made possible by award number 5P20MD003942-02  from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.  The views expressed by the speaker do not necessarily reflect the official views of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.

 

 

 

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Nov 17, 2010 Ethnic and Racial Disparities in PTSD

Dr. Bita Ghafoori":" Ethnic and Racial Disparities in PTSD


Nov 17, 2010

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Oct 27, 2010 Protective Factors in Adolescent Risk Behavior, Health Behavior and Development

RIMI Seminar:Dr. Richard Jessor


Oct 27, 2010

Protective Factors in Adolescent Risk Behavior, Health Behavior and Development:  Theory and Findings from the People's Republic of China and the U.S.

Dr. Richard Jessor
The RIMI Project health disparities research seminar series has scheduled its October seminar for Wednesday, October 27th, 2010.   It will be held at The Pointe at the Pyramid, Sunset Room B from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. The invited speaker is Dr. Richard Jessor, Distinguished Professor of Behavioral Science, Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, and Director of the Health and Society Program at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  His areas of research include adolescent and young adult development, the social psychology of risk behavior, health behavior, and psychosocial aspects of poverty.  

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Sep 15, 2010 Dr. Laura Bogart Medication Nonadherence and Sexual Risk Among African American Men Living with HIV

Health Equity Seminar Series


Sep 15, 2010
University Student Union Ballroom C

Laura Bogart, Ph.D.Dr. Laura Bogart, Associate Scientific Researcher at Children's Hospital Boston and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, will discuss her research on the influence of medical mistrust and discrimination on health behavior among disadvantaged populations, including African Americans, Latinos, low-income individuals, and people with HIV.  The seminar will be held in Ballroom C on the 2nd floor of the University Student Union. 

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