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March 7th, 2019
What's public health got to do with it? The impact of diet and the microbiome on health and disease
March 28th, at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Gaulton Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building (421 Curie Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gary Wu, Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

The rapidly increasing incidence of inflammatory and metabolic diseases has had many wondering whether this is being driven by changes in our environment, including the industrialization of our food supply. Current evidence suggests diet not only shapes the microbial communities that live in our intestinal tract, i.e. our microbiome, but also leads to the production of small molecules, or metabolites, that can have a direct effect on our well-being. Using the latest advances in technology, scientists are now beginning to unravel these complex interactions leading to innovative approaches by which these environmental factors can be modified to prevent and/or treat disease. Dr. Gary Wu will discuss the PennCHOP Microbiome Program and our evolving understanding of the microbiome to design interventions to promote health and cure disease. Dr. Wu will also talk about the new Penn Center for Nutritional Science and Medicine, and its focus on the independent effect of diet on human health and disease.

Dr. Wu, MD  is the Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he is the Director of the Penn Center for Nutritional Science and Medicine, the Co-Director of the PennCHOP Microbiome Program, and Associate Director of the NIH Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease. He was the inaugural Director and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the American Gastroenterological Association Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education and is an elected member of both the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians. Dr. Wu is an international leader in the field of diet, nutrition, and the gut microbiome. He serves on multiple scientific advisory boards and is an advisor to the NIH, the National Academy of Sciences, and the USDA. Research programs in the Wu laboratory focus on the mutualistic interactions between the gut microbiota and its host with a particular emphasis on metabolism including nitrogen balance, intestinal oxygen regulation, and epithelial intermediary metabolism.
Dr. Colleen Kraft at February CPHI Seminar
We were thrilled to host Dr. Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP, the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics at the February 21st CPHI seminar, "Migrant Crisis at the US-Mexico Border". Dr. Kraft articulated the need to address the issues surrounding the separation of immigrant children and parents seeking refuge in the United States. She discussed the public health risks experienced by children during migration and while in Boarder Patrol custody, highlighting the significant trauma and its lasting impact on health and well being. Dr. Kraft engaged the audience in a thoughtful discussion regarding needed policy change, and reinforced the value of advocating through both individual and collective action. 
Important Announcements
Opportunity for Third-Party Comments to CEPH
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), is accepting written comments from Penn MPH program stakeholders as a part of our 2019 re-accreditation process. We will also host a site visit with CEPH this May. CEPH is accepting written comments through April 13th, 2019. 

Comments can be submitted in writing to the following address:
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910 

or by email to our site visit team coordinator, Deja Jennings 
Other Public Health Events
University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center - 2nd Annual Research Day
Thursday March 21st, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Overdose and Reversal Training
The City of Philadelphia's Health Department is offering 3 different overdose awareness and and reversal training on various dates in the coming months. To learn more and register for these trainings please visit the City of Philadelphia's  website
Please join us on Thursday March 21 at 3pm for a panel of experts to discuss autism insurance in schools, the Pennsylvania autism insurance mandate, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court case focused on autism services in schools. Free parking, light refreshments, and CLE credits are available.

Health Equity Week
Penn Medicine will be hosting a Health Equity Week from April 1-5, 2019. There will be various lectures, workshops, and presentations throughout the week on number of different topics. For a complete listing of events and to register please
March 14th, 2019, at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Speaker: Kathleen Hall Jamieson, PhD
Misinforming the Public about Discovery in Science
Scientific Quests, Counterfeits, and Controversies...
In an age where the scientific process is under siege and misrepresented as “in crisis”, it’s time for journalists and scientists to stop fueling this unwarranted narrative and to rebuild the public’s trust.

Join Kathleen Hall Jamieson as she examines news media’s inaccurate storylines and their associated effects in one of the most critical and timely lectures we have held at The College of Physicians. 

Recent Publications from CPHI Senior and Associate Fellows
A randomized controlled trial of 24 weeks of varenicline for tobacco use among cancer patients: Efficacy, safety, and adherence , Psycho-Oncology, 2019,  Schnoll, R. , Leone, F., Veluz-Wilkins A., Miele, A., Hole, A., Jao, N.C., Paul Wileyto, E., Carroll, A.J, Kalhan, R., Patel, J., Langer, C.,Lubitz. S.F.,Hitsman, B.

Measuring and Analyzing Length of Stay in Critical Care Trials , Medical Care, 2019,  Harhay, M.O.,  Ratcliffe, S.J., Small, D.S., Suttner, L.H., Crowther, M.J., Halpern, S.D.

Examining the Use of a Social Media Campaign to Increase Engagement for the American Heart Association 2017 Resuscitation Science Symposium ,  Journal of the American Heart Association, April 2018,  Leary, M. ,McGovern, S., Dainty, K.N., Doshi, A.A., Blewer, A.L., Kurz, M.C., Rittenberger, J.C., Hazinski, M.F., Reynolds, J.C.

Are Clinicians Obliged to Disclose Their Immigration Status to Patients? ,  AMA Journal of Ethics, January 2019, Di Bartolo, I.M., Sisti, D.

The development of an innovative, theory-driven, psychoeducational HIV/STI prevention intervention for heterosexually active black adolescents with mental illnesses,   Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 2019,  Brawner, B.M.,  Abboud, S., Reason, J., Wingwood, G., Jemmott, L.S.

Entry regulation and the effect of public reporting: Evidence from Home Health Care,  Health Economics, 2019, Wu, Jung, J., Kim, H.,  Polsky, D.

What Motivates Mental Health Clinicians-in-Training to Implement Evidence-Based Assessment? A Survey of Social Work Trainees,  Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services Work Trainees, 2019, Lushin, V., Becker-Haimes, E.M.,  Mandell, D., Conrad, J., Kaploun, V., Bailey, S., Bo, A.,  Beidas, R.S.

Learning to drive: A reconceptualization, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, April 2019, Mirman, J.H.,  Curry, A.E.,  Mirman, D.

Which shall I choose? Lung transplantation listing preference for individuals with interstitial lung disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,   Annals of the American Thoracic Society,  February 2019, Ramos, K.J.,  Harhay, M.O., Mulligan, M.S.

Financial incentives promote smoking cessation directly, not by increasing use of cessation AIDS ,  Annals of the American Thoracic Society, February 2019,  Harhay, M.O. ,Troxel, A.B., Brophy, C., Saulsgiver, K., Volpp, K.G., Halpern, S.D.

"Together Make a Visit; Together Make a Plan": Messaging to Adult Children with Concerns about a Parent's Memory Loss,  Health Communication, 2019, Jordan, A.,  Bleakley, A., Harkins, K.,  Hailu, T. ,Cassidy, K., Hachey, S.,  Karlawish, J.

Women's Occupational Patterns and Later Life physical Functioning ,  Journal of Aging and Health, 2019, Palumbo, A.J.  Cannuscio, C.,  De Rood, A.J., Robinson, L., Mossey, J., Wallace, R., Garcia, L., Shadyab, A.H., Sealy-Jefferson, S., Michael, Y.

What Motivated Mental Health Clinicians-in-Training to Implement Evidence-Based Assessment? A survey of Social Work Trainees,  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 2019, Lushin, V., Becker-Haimes, E.M.,  Mandell, D., Conrad, J., Kaploun, V., Bailey, S., Bo, A.,  Beidas, R.S.

Social Media, E-Health, and Medical Ethics,   Hasting Center Report, 21 February 2019, Mélanie Terrasse, M., Gorin, M.,  Sisti, D.

Management of early pregnancy loss, with a focus on patient centered care Seminars in Perinatology, 2019, Shorter, J.M., Artio, J.M.,  Schreiber, C.A.

ASD Screening with the Child Behavior Checklist/ 1.5-5 in the Study to Explore Early Development ,  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders,  2019.  Levy, S.E. ,Rescorla, L.A., Chittams, J.L.,  Kral, T.J., Moody, E.J., Pandey, J., Pinto-Martin, J.A., Pomykacz, A.T., Ramirez, A.J., Reyes, N., Rosenberg, C.R., Schieve, L., Thompson, A., Young, L., Zhang, J., Wiggins, L.

Correlates of sun protection behaviors in racially and ethnically diverse U.S. adults,   Preventive Medicine Reports, March 2019, Calderon, T.A.,  Bleakley, A., Jordan A., Lazovich, D.,  Glanz, K.
Recent Publications from MPH Alumni
We are sorry for this late congratulations, but we are so proud of our MPH alumn, Akudo Ejelonu, who won a APHA poster award for her student environmental health poster.
Another congratulations to Matthew Kearney for being selected as a winner of an APHA award for his abstract: "Exploring Knowledge and Attitudes about HPV and Vaccination among Nurses in an Urban School District"
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