CPHI Initiative Highlight: Public Health Pipeline Plus! 

This summer, CPHI is partnering with the Netter Center to kickoff a Penn Public Health Pipeline program for high school students. Fifteen high school students, predominantly from West and Sayre, will engage in various public health topics including environmental health, injury prevention and safety, CPR/AED training, nutrition, chronic and infectious disease prevention, and much more! 
CPHI Seminar Series: The Year of Innovation

Mark Your Calendars! 
The CPHI Seminar Series will occur on the third Thursday of each month from 12-1:30 pm with no seminar scheduled in December ( 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15). Locations TBA. A schedule with speakers and topics will be posted on our website in August. 

Seeking Suggestions! 
We are taking suggestions of topics and speakers that you want to see this year! The theme is Innovation. Please fill out this Google Form by August 1st if you have a suggestion. 
CPHI Campus Event: Wellness Walk July 14th 

Join us on Friday, July 14 as we lead Penn employees on our monthly Wellness Walk. We meet in front of College Hall at 12pm and do a 2 mile loop. Participants receive 10 points towards the Penn HR "Be in the Know" campaign. Register here. 
CPHI Fellows in the News

Using technology to assess and intervene with illicit drug-using persons at risk for HIV

"This review by José Bauermeister and others describes recent literature on novel ways technology is used for assessment of illicit drug use and HIV risk behaviours, suggestions for optimizing intervention acceptability, and recently completed and ongoing technology-based interventions for drug-using persons at risk for HIV and others with high rates of drug use and HIV risk behaviour." The full article can be found here

Developing implementation strategies for firearm safety promotion in paediatric primary care for suicide prevention in two large US health systems: a study protocol for a mixed-methods implementation study

"The promotion of safe firearm practices, or firearms means restriction, is a promising but infrequently used suicide prevention strategy in the USA. Safety Check is an evidence-based practice for improving parental firearm safety behaviour in paediatric primary care. However, providers rarely discuss firearm safety during visits, suggesting the need to better understand barriers and facilitators to promoting this approach. This study, Adolescent Suicide Prevention In Routine clinical Encounters, aims to engender a better understanding of how to implement the three firearm components of Safety Check as a suicide prevention strategy in paediatric primary care." The full article by Rinad Beidas and collaborators can be found here

New Research: Newly Licensed Adolescents with ADHD Crash Risk Elevated, Yet Manageable

"A study conducted by Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH and her colleagues at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a 36 percent higher crash risk than other newly licensed teens. This large-scale study is the first to provide detailed information on the proportion of adolescents with ADHD who get licensed and their crash risk as compared with other newly licensed drivers." A recent blog post from Dr. Curry can be found here. 

Six Research Projects at Penn Bolstered Through Quartet Pilot Competition Funding

"Six faculty members, including Allison Curry, from different schools at the University of Pennsylvania are taking their research one step further, with support from the annual  Quartet Pilot Research Project CompetitionDesigned to attract new and early career investigators and encourage cross-disciplinary aging research, the competition provides support for innovative or exploratory research projects leading to National Institutes of Health grant applications."
Read more here. 

AcademyHealth Research Mentorship Award for Penn Nursing Professor

"Matthew McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN , will receive the 2017  AcademyHealth Mentoring Award from the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI). The award will be given at the group's annual meeting on June 24 th  in New Orleans, Louisiana." Read the full article here. 

Sounding The Alarms On Children's Health Coverage

In this Health Affairs blog post by David Rubin, he highlights how  if the AHCA became reality, it's impact would negate the gains made in reducing the uninsured rate in children and leave families with fewer options for their children's health care. The bottom line: although children remain outside of the public health care debate, they have the most to lose.

Dancing can help sharpen memory for seniors

MPH Alum Tigist Hailu,  director of diversity in research and education at the Penn Memory Center began "Dance for Health: Active Body, Active Mind," a partnership between the Penn Memory Center and the Ralston Center in Philadelphia  that  teaches seniors how to line dance in hopes of keeping minds sharp. The program is an offshoot of "Dance for Health," an initiative founded and developed by CPHI Senior Fellow Terri Lipman. Find the WHYY piece here. 

In gardening program, seniors plant seeds for teens' cognitive health

Why Does Finland Have the Highest Dementia Mortality Rate?
Environmental Factors May Be Generalizable

Finland has the highest death rate from dementia in the world and its environmental features can be instructive in understanding hidden causes of dementia. Arnold Eiser recently had a publication accepted in Brain Research. Read more about the environmental factors and his findings here. 

Team won 2017 Health and Human Services (HHS) Award

Senior Fellow Richard Pepino  of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences received the Netter Center Faculty-Community Partnership Award for his commitment to helping solve Philadelphia's environmental problems and public health concerns. The full announcement can be found here. 
Want to become a CPHI Fellow?
CPHI welcomes new voices and representations from various sectors related to health. 
To become a Fellow, please visit our website and apply!

Public Health Events

Academic Coaching and Writing FREE Webinars 
Completing a dissertation proposal requires you to develop and tightly align your problem, purpose of study, and research questions. Join this webinar to learn how.   REGISTER HERE
Do you ever feel like an academic "imposter" or have negative thoughts about your capabilities? This webinar will help you rethink how you present yourself. REGISTER HERE 

In this webinar you will learn how to address the fundamentals of crafting successful article submissions in the sciences and social sciences. REGISTER HERE

Learn techniques to manage the uncertainty of an academic job search in ways that will increase your clarity, positivity, and resilience. REGISTER HERE

Selecting a research methodology and design that align with your problem statement, purpose, and questions is one of the most critical tasks in your dissertation journey. This webinar offers a crash course in understanding qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodologies and common designs used for each.   REGISTER HERE

In this webinar you will learn to understand why you need an Academic Mentoring Network, define the roles of members in your Academic Mentoring Network, use tools to plan and build your network, and develop strategies to "Make the Ask." REGISTER HERE

Finding a topic is the first step in your dissertation journey. In this webinar you will learn how to find and focus your topic and identify a gap in the literature.   REGISTER HERE

How do you create peace of mind when working against the tenure clock? Learn strategies to create a tenure plan and rethink your relationship to your tenure process. REGISTER HERE

In this webinar you will learn how to identify essential documents to include in book proposal submissions, understand the purpose of each of the sections of an academic book proposal, select the best press for your work, and communicate with academic editors. REGISTER HERE

CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference 
International Migration and Child Health: Progress and Priorities in Immigrant/Refugee Health 
October 6-7, 2017 

This conference will explore the state of immigrant and refugee health from a global, national and local perspective. Attendees will gain clinical, advocacy, public health and research tools to better serve these populations. Cases, discussions and stories will help us better understand the context of those who leave their homes seeking a better life. 
Job and Fellowship Opportunities 

Applications, additional information and brief articles from the previous fellows are available on  APHA's website . The application, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, is due to APHA by  August 14, 2017 .
Innovations and Resources in the Field

"Health equity is a cornerstone of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Culture of Health Action Framework, which aims to achieve a society in which everyone has an equal opportunity to live the healthiest life possible.   Equity surrounds and underpins all of the Culture of Health Action Areas, as depicted in the diagram on this page. A recent report (The Road to Achieving Equity) commissioned by RWJF concluded, however, that although the term health equity is now used widely, a common understanding of what it means is lacking." The full report can be found here. 

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Please send us news and events to include in this digest: cphi.upenn@gmail.com