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Strong Showing by CTSI-Affiliated Faculty, Staff, and Students at National Public Health Meeting

Tim Dye, Ivilesse Rivera, and Monica Barbosu pose in front of a poster presentation at the APHA annual meeting.A large cohort of researchers and students connected with the CTSI presented their work at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia that ran November 4 - 8.  The research group led by Tim Dye, Ph.D., director of the CTSI’s TL1 Training Program and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center presented 18 oral or poster presentations on a range of topics.

“This is the premier annual meeting for public health professionals and we were honored to be able to represent work from communities we engage with from around the world,” said Dye, who is also the director of the Informatics Core and co-director of the Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) PhD program at the CTSI.

Jahron Marriott stands in front of his poster at the APHA Annual MeetingDye and several members of his team delivered oral presentations as part of themed sessions. Dye presented on community perspectives around the Zika crisis in Puerto Rico for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s opening session on the topic. TBS Graduate Student José Pérez-Ramos, M.P.H., participated in the Spirit of the 1848 Caucus session, presenting on conspiracy theories of Zika in Puerto Rico. Tamala David, Ph.D., M.P.A., M.S., F.N.P., assistant professor of Nursing at the College at Brockport discussed the AIDS Institute’s Clinical Education Initiative in a session on HIV care and treatment.

Among many poster presentations by the Dye team, Jahron Marriott, an information analyst in the CTSI’s Informatics Core, presented a poster on the team’s novel opioid policy animation project, integrating live video into an academic poster.  

In all, 11 members of Dye’s team presented on topics clustered in a few main areas of interest:

  • community engagement in Puerto Rico during the Zika crisis
  • using technology innovation to communicate around public health issues, such as opioids and diabetes prevention
  • how language deprivation impacts deaf children
  • pregnancy and birth outcomes among immigrant populations in New York state
  • factors impacting research participation among special populations
  • new training for healthcare providers who treat patients with sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. 

Other members of the CTSI community attended and presented at the APHA meeting, including Ann Dozier, Ph.D., director of evaluation at the CTSI and chair of Public Health Sciences at URMC.

Learn more about the APHA Annual Meeting and view a full list of the Dye research group’s presentation abstracts.


Michael Hazard | 11/8/2017

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