9/16InCHIP Lecture: Education In The Jim Crow South And Racial Inequities In Cognitive Functioning Among Older Adults
“Education in the Jim Crow South and Racial Inequities in Cognitive Functioning among Older Adults”
September 16, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Dr. Walsemann is the Roger C. Lipitz Chair in Health Policy and associate professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a faculty associate at the Maryland Population Research Center. She received her Ph.D. and MPH from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and completed a National Institute of Aging (NIA) post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center. Dr. Walsemann is a population health scientist with a particular focus on how the U.S. education system shapes individuals’ physical and mental health, independent from and in relation to other structural factors such as race/ethnicity, gender, and social class. She has published extensively on how early school environments affect health and health behavior across the life course as well as how student debt influences the psychosocial health of young adults and their aging parents. Fundamental to her research is an understanding of the historical and contemporary social policies that can create, reduce, or eliminate social inequities in population health. Her current projects examine the role of state and local educational contexts on cognitive impairment and dementia in older adulthood. The first project, funded by an Alzheimer’s Association (AARG-NTF-20-684252), aims to determine if variation in the timing of state-level school desegregation efforts explain Black-White disparities in cognitive impairment among older adults who grew up in the U.S. South. The second project, funded by the NIA (1R01AG067536-01), examines if educational attainment has differential effects on the risk for cognitive impairment and dementia when education is attained under more (or less) advantaged educational contexts.
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9/20Gun Violence Prevention Research Seminar
Gun Violence Prevention Research SeminarMonday, September 20th, 202112:00 PM - 01:00 PMOtherVirtual
9/20 12:00 PM
The research seminar will include two workshop style presentations. The first will include work by Kerri Raissian (Public Policy), Jennifer Dineen (Public Policy), Mitchell Doucette (Johns Hopkins), and Brendan Campbell (UConn School of Medicine). The second will be work by Caitlin Elsaesser (School of Social Work).Contact Information: GVP-RIG@uconn.edu More
9/21InCHIP Lunch And Learn: Imagining Career Paths Beyond The Academy
InCHIP Lunch And Learn: Imagining Career Paths Beyond The AcademyTuesday, September 21st, 202112:30 PM - 01:30 PMOtherOnline
This workshop will feature Jamie Foster,PhD who is the State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly for the 57th District of Ellington and East Windsor
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9/29Webinar: Improving Retention In Clinical Trials
Webinar: Improving Retention In Clinical TrialsWednesday, September 29th, 202101:00 PM - 02:00 PMStorrs CampusWebex
Description: Retention in clinical trials is critical for assessing the efficacy of clinical interventions. Follow-up procedures post-intervention provide an opportunity to glean information from participants regarding their involvement and takeaways. Drs. Jake-Schoffman and Pagoto will discuss steps we can take to encourage greater participant involvement through follow-up assessments, including innovative procedures implemented pre-enrollment.
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Each semester, the InCHIP Lecture Series brings nationally and internationally recognized leaders in health behavior research from diverse academic fields to the University of Connecticut to inform and strengthen existing InCHIP research endeavors and to foster new multidisciplinary collaborations.