More Health @UTPA


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Community Partners:
UTPA College of Health Sciences and Human Services
UTPA College of Arts and Humanities
UTPA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Pan American Collaboration of Ethics in Professions(PACE)
COHSHS Border Health Office
UTPA Office of Continuing Education
Hidalgo County Department of Health and Human Services

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March
Student Poster Display

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Location of Event: 1st Floor CoSBS
Time of Event: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Participants: UTPA Undergraduate, Graduate, and PHD Students. UTPA and Community

9:00-10:00 a.m. Panel 1 - Keeping people alive against their will in Texas: Examining cases like Marlise Muñoz
10:00-11:00 a.m. Panel 2 - Obstacles to Health Literacy in border communities
Student Poster Presentations and Judging

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Location of Event: 1st Floor CoSBS
Time of Event: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Participants: UTPA Undergraduate, Graduate, and PHD Students. UTPA and Community

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Panel 3 - Hacking medical technology
12:00-1:30 p.m. Student research poster judging and lunch
1:30-2:45 p.m. Keynote - Professor Cheyenne Martin, PhD, RN:
Professionals' ethical obligations to promote human rights & social justice in health care
2:45-3:45 p.m. Panel 4 - The vaccination scare and the impact of celebrities on public health
3:45-4:45 p.m. Panel 5 - Drugging the poor: Off-label prescribing and children on Medicaid
4:45-5:45 p.m. Panel 6 - The Affordable Care Act & impact on public health (in Spanish)
5:45-6:45 p.m. Dinner, Speaker, poster awards ceremony
6:45-7:45 p.m. Panel 7 - Fat Studies: "Skinny" ≠ "Healthy"
27
March
Registration and Panels

Date of Event: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Location of Event: Various Locations
Time of Event: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Participants: By invitation only from the Hidalgo County Health Department

Meet and Greet/Registration
Ballroom Lobby and Cenizo Rooms
8:30 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Paper and Panel Sessions
  • UTPA Ballroom,Cenizo and Sessions Bronc
  • 9:10 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
  • 10:35 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
  • 11:55 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Cenizo and Sessions Bronc
  • 1:10 p.m. – 2:25 p.m
  • 2:35 p.m. – 3:50 p.m
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m Break
Sessions

Date of Event: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Location of Event:HSHW 2.228
Participants: By invitation only from the Hidalgo County Health Department

1:00-1:25 p.m. Cellular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance (Dr. Sara Reyna, UTHSCSA)
1:30-1:55 p.m. The Role of Genetics in Type II Diabetes: A Focus on the Hispanic Population (Dr. Yasar Tasnif, UTPA)
2:00-2:25 p.m. An Exploratory Study: Factors Relevant to Obesity Among Adolescents with Disabilities (Dr. Jerome Fischer and Dr. Shawn Saladin, UTPA)
2:30-2:55 p.m. Adaptation to Obesity, Diabetes: A Psychosocial-Mental Health Perspective with Recommendations for Research and Implications for Inter-Professional Education to Meet Challenges and Opportunities Surrounding Border Health Issues (Dr. Noe Ramirez, UTPA)
3:00-3:25 p.m. Increasing Dietary Consumption of Plant-Based Foods: A Pilot Program (Dr. Catherin Faver, UTPA)
3:30-3:55 p.m. Assessment in Rehabilitation: Ethical Issues (Dr. Jerome Fischer, Dr. Abdoulaye Diallo, and Ms. Kim Finn, UTPA)
Keynote Address and Dinner

Date of Event: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Location of Event: UTPA Ballroom
Time of Event: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
Participants: By invitation only from the Hidalgo County Health Department

28
March
IPEP Presentation and Grand Rounds Session

Date of Event: Friday, March 28, 2014
Location of Event: UTPA Ballroom
Time of Event: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Participants: UTPA Residents

9:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m. IPEP Presentation and Grand Rounds Session
  • Dr. James Castillo, Medical Director for Hospice & Palliative Care and Medical Director of Odyssey Care, Valley Baptist Medical Center
  • Dr. Veronica Young, Associate Professor, Pharmacotherapy Ed & Research Center, UTHSCSA
  • Dr. Pamela Lopez, Clinical Preceptor, DNP APRN FNP-BC, CDE
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
"Open Further: An Infastructure of Clinical and Transitional Research in a Distributed Enviroment" (Presented by Dr. Julio Facelli, University of Utah)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
In Pursuit of a Very Effective Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Cancer Agent Without the Typical Side-Effects" (Presented by Dr. Thomas Slaga, UTHSCSA)
2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location of Event: Cenizo Room
"Mutual Support Groups in the Treatment of Obesity" (Dr. Martha Cabello, UNAL)
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Location of Event: Cenizo Room
"Compromised Phagocytosis via complement or Fc-gama Recepetors in Monocytes from Type 2 Diabetes Patients" (Dr. Blanca Restrepo, UTHealth Houston-School of Public Health)
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Student Awards Presentations
29
March
Community Health Day

Date of Event: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time of Event: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Participants: UTPA and Community

Community Health Fair
Location of Event:UTPA Ballroom
Community Health Fair
Location of Event:UTPA Quad
  • Meet the Broncs
  • Demonstrations by local police departments, fire departments, and county agencies
  • Vendor Booths
  • Food
  • Fun
  • Games
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