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SAAPHI Scientific Committee Dissertation Award

23 Aug

 

Purpose

To provide funding and recognition to outstanding doctoral students who are in public health or other health-related fields and a demonstrated interest in contributing to the field of health disparities research as evidenced by a dissertation topic of relevance to people of the African diaspora.

Number of awards

Three $300 dissertation awards will be granted.

Eligibility Requirements

● The applicant must be a student enrolled either full or part-time (for a minimum 6 of credit hours) who is actively pursuing a doctoral degree in public health or other health-related field
● The applicant must have successfully defended the dissertation proposal and have received written approval to begin dissertation research
● The topic of the dissertation must be related to the mission of SAAPHI which is to:
○ To initiate and assist in the improvement, development, maintenance, and utilization of appropriate databases for the understanding of health problems and needs of African American communities;

○ To promote the utilization of scientific information on African Americans in program and policy decisions; and
○ To formulate and advocate appropriate public policies for health promotion and disease prevention among African Americans.
● Recipients of other external grants are not eligible (e.g. F31, T32)

Application Instructions

Please send an electronic copy of all application materials as a single PDF file, collated in the order below to the SAAPHI Scientific Committee to saaphiscientific@gmail.com.

● Resume or CV

● A descriptive summary of the dissertation research and significant aspects of the work, suitable for an audience of educated lay people (500 words maximum).

● A budget or detailed description for the use of the funds

● A reference letter from a thesis or dissertation advisor evaluating the merits of the proposed project and discussing the contributions of the student to his/her field (i.e., presentations, papers, awards, or other evidence of scholarly superiority), and a statement confirming that the students dissertation approval has been approved.

Deadline

The deadline for submission of all materials to SAAPHI is September 26, 2014.

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Online Conference on Uterine Fibroids

9 Jun

The Fibroids Project (http://www.fibroidsproject.com/) started with one simple mission, “Make Life Better for Women with Fibroids”. I’m happy to say that we held true to that mission and we are about to host the first live Online Virtual Fibroids Conference on June 14th. This will create an unprecedented opportunity for women to connect with leading national and local physicians from the comfort of their own home or, on the go, on their mobile device.

Uterine Fibroids is an issue that impacts 70% of women and accounts for 50% of hysterectomies per year in the US. African-American women are disproportionately impacted with severe symptoms of fibroids.

We believe that patient education is the key to providing women with more options. We would like to offer our conference at a discounted rate to your members.

 

*The conference is $29 and we have created a special promotional code, which will drop the price to $15 for your network. The discount code is: @FibroidsProject

 

Registration: http://www.fibroidsproject.com/register

Website/Infographic: http://www.fibroidsproject.com/

When: June 14th – 9am – 2pm EST

Where: Online

 

SAVE THE DATE: SAAPHI 2014 Pre-Conference Meeting

19 May

2014 SAAPHI Save-The-Date

SAVE THE DATE!!

SAAPHI 2014 Meeting.

Saturday November 15, 2014  8:30AM – 12:30PM

Theme: The Relationship of Place & Health Throughout The African Diaspora.

May is American Stroke Month

13 May

May is American Stroke Month, which is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s annual campaign to increase stroke awareness and to educate Americans that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable.  While stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and leading cause of disability in the U.S., many Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern.  We have made a lot of progress, but we still have a ways to go to end stroke and need your help!

 

Partner With The American Heart/The American Stroke Association!

A growing number of individuals and organizations are helping spread American Stroke Month across the nation and throughout the world. From families to healthcare professionals, corporations, national organizations, professional societies, and communities, each partner plays a critical role in helping create healthier communities. Join the campaign and let’s work together to end stroke!

 

Get more information here: http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/AmericanStrokeMonth/American-Stroke-Month_UCM_459942_SubHomePage.jspImage

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SAAPHI WEBINAR: Innovative Strategies for investigating & reducing stress-health related disparities in African American women” April 30, 2014 1-2:30PM (PST)

6 Apr

SAAPHI WEBINAR: Innovative Strategies for investigating & reducing stress-health related disparities in African American women

Be sure to register for the upcoming SAAPHI webinar entitled “Innovative strategies for investigating and reducing stress- related health disparities in African American women.” Our featured guest speaker will be Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé, PhD, PMHNP.

Webinar Registration at: http://saaphiscienticwebinar-apr30.eventbrite.com
Contact: saaphiscientific@gmail.com

CURRENT RESEARCH: Alzheimer’s far more likely than breast cancer in women over 60

19 Mar

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Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetime, and are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s compared with breast cancer, according to a report from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Men, by comparison, have a 1 in 11 chance of getting Alzheimer’s, according to the 2014 Facts and Figures report.

Age is the greatest risk factor for gender differences among Alzheimer’s patients, but it’s not the only reason. Researchers are also looking at genetic and hormonal differences, according to Maria Carrillo, vice president of medical and scientific relations for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Read more here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/19/health/women-alzheimers/
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SAAPHI Scientific Commitee Winter Webinar

4 Feb

SAAPHI Scientific Commitee Winter Webinar

Public Health Critical Race Approaches to Studying Race, Ethnicity, & Racism.

Contact saaphiscientific@gmail.com for more information.