Lectures: Health and Human Services Week

Lectures

Past Programs

Monday, April 1, 2019

Keynote: Research and Innovation: How the Two Can Coexist in a University Setting
Time: 9-10:15 a.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1005/Lecture Hall, UNCW Campus
Dr. David L. Wyrick, founding director of the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness, associate professor of Public Health Education and faculty athletics representative at UNC Greensboro, will present his research and experiences on taking innovations to scale within a university setting. Wyrick’s training is in prevention science and research methods and he has focused his research on several areas critical to the health and wellbeing of high school and college students (athletes and non-athletes) such as substance abuse, sexual violence, mental health, sexual risk behaviors, sleep wellness and concussions. Wyrick will guide you along his journey towards maximizing the public health impact of his research efforts. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Distinguished Researcher Presentation: The Role of Leisure in Life Transitions: The Thread that Ties it all Together
Time:
10:30 a.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1005/Lecture Hall, UNCW Campus
Dr. Candace Ashton-Forrester, professor and coordinator of the Recreation Therapy Program at the UNCW School of Health and Applied Human Sciences will present her research on the role of leisure, recreation and play in life transitions. Spanning the past 30 years, her research has included young adults on the autism spectrum transitioning out of high school; older women transitioning into retirement; adults waiting for a heart transplant; adults after gastric bypass surgery; and adults learning to live with a disability. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Panel: Venturing into Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health and Human Services
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1005/Lecture Hall
Vicky Janowski, editor of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and WILMA will moderate a panel discussion about how faculty in the health and human services field can also participate in innovation and entrepreneurship. Panelists are David Wyrick, founder and president of Prevention Strategies, LLC and associate professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro; Diane Durance, director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Sara Rose, CEO of Dmanna, a company focused on urinary tract infection prevention, and UNCW graduate and Chris Hillier, executive director of Innovation Center, New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 


Tuesday, April 2

Impact of ACEs on Health Behavior
Time:
11a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Did you know adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect more than 65% of Americans and can contribute to cigarette, marijuana and alcohol use in college populations? The UNCW Counseling Center will review ACEs, their impact on student health behavior and the importance of trauma-informed care on college campuses and within prevention/intervention programs offered. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 


Wednesday, April 3

Improving Heart Failure Care
Time:
9-10:30 a.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Rachel Hayworth, MSN, RN, CHFN and heart failure program manager at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, will highlight strategies for increasing guideline-directed medical therapy compliance to improve heart failure patient outcomes. Topics such as evidence-based disease management, national quality metrics, federal incentivized pay-for-performance metrics, community health initiatives, specialty nursing certification improving patient outcomes, interprofessional collaboration, the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure registry and patient education strategies will be covered. Participants will learn LEAN Methodology and nursing assessment skills. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Treating Tobacco Dependency
Time:
3-4:30 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Tobacco products cause more than 430,000 deaths each year in the United States. School of Nursing Associate Director for Graduate Programs and Professor Linda Haddad will outline the activities that healthcare providers can do to help a tobacco user. Find out about the 5 A’s for interventions and other system changes that can increase cessation rates. Explore the most recent evidence on pharmacotherapy for nicotine dependence. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

8th Annual Poverty Symposium:  The Disparate Impact of Hurricane Florence: Taking the Pulse on Poverty
Time:
6-7:30 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1005/Lecture Hall
In September 2018, Hurricane Florence tore through southeastern North Carolina. It left cities devastated and likely billions of dollars in damage. But, this hurricane hit low-income communities the hardest. Explore how this natural disaster impacted vulnerable populations and how the Cape Fear region is helping its community rise above inequality. Panelists include Jordyn Appel, community food access coordinator with Feast Down East, Amanda Boomershine, associate professor of Spanish and linguistics in the UNCW Department of World Languages and Cultures, Cedric Harrison with Support the Port, Beth Schrader, New Hanover County recovery manager and Tommy Taylor, executive vice president of the United Way of the Cape Fear. Faculty, staff, students, and community members are welcome. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

HawkTalks: Human Health Panel
Time: 
7-9:30 p.m.
Location: 
CIS 1008 and Lobby
Explore career opportunities and job paths by listening to UNCW alumni and affiliates stories and networking with panelists and students with similar interest to yours. Presented by Student Ambassadors, HawkTalks brings UNCW alumni and friends of the school back to campus to share key information about their path after college, insight into their field, and advice on how you can make yourself competitive for jobs after graduation. This event will bring professionals from a variety of health fields including Angela Schaad from the CDC, Chris Hiller, the director of innovation for New Hanover Regional Medical Center, representatives from Mercy Ships and more! A Q&A session and networking reception will follow the panelists' presentations. 


Thursday, April 4

Breast Health: What’s Normal and What’s Not in Men and Women
Time:
9-10:45 a.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Many people believe that breast cancer is a "women-only disease" and only people of a certain age are at risk. Going Beyond the Pink Program Manager Joy Wade will educate participants about warning signs, practicing self-care and how to assess your own body. This interactive, fast-paced and fun workshop will educate both women and men on best breast health practices and advocacy for themselves and others. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Preparing for Retirement Means More than Saving Money
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; 803 S College Road Suite G, Wilmington
When planning for retirement, most Americans think about the financial aspects. But how will you spend your time, once you don’t have to go to work every day? What kind of lifestyle will you lead? Where will you live? UNCW gerontology graduate students in the Psychosocial Adjustment to Retirement and Later Life class will help you proactively start to plan to make this the most satisfying time of your life. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Panel: Diversifying Clinical Trial Enrollment
Time:
6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Education Building 162
Panel: Diversifying Clinical Trial Enrollment
Time:
6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Education Building 162

To advance health equity, the clinical research industry is facing the need to design trials that more closely match the targeted populations for drug or device candidates. Moderated by Kent Guion, MD, UNC Wilmington’s chief diversity officer, join a discussion designed to raise awareness, promote inclusion, generate discussion about recruitment challenges and offer solutions to those challenges. Panelists include Mary Anderson, executive director of Prostate Cancer Coalition of NC, Kenisha Bethea, MPH, research program manager within the Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute and the Duke EQUAL ACP study, Anissa Vines, PhD, assistant professor at UNC Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Patrick Maguire, MD, physician, co-owner and executive medical director at Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology. Sponsored by NC Biotech and the CHHS Globalization, Culture, and Diversity Committee Cultural Activities Proposals grant competition. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here.