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More Health @UTPA 2014


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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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26
March
Student Research Competition

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 26 – Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location of Event: UC – Bronc and Cenizo Rooms
Time of Event: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Participants: UTPA Undergraduate, Graduate, and PHD Students. UTPA and Community

Bi-national Immunization Conference

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 26 – Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location of Event: UTPA Ballroom
Time of Event: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Participants: By invitation only from the Hidalgo County Health Department

27
March
Student Research Competition

Date of Event: Thursday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location of Event: UC – Bronc and Cenizo Rooms
Time of Event: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Participants: UTPA Undergraduate, Graduate, and PHD Students. UTPA and Community

Bi-national Immunization Conference

Date of Event: Thursday, March 27 – Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location of Event: UTPA Ballroom
Time of Event: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Participants: By invitation only from the Hidalgo County Health Department

28
March
HidalGO Fit Conference

Date of Event: Friday, March 28, 2014
Location of Event: HSHW 1.402
Time of Event: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Participants: 75 attendees (UTPA and Community)

Obesity and its Complications

Date of Event: Friday, March 28, 2014
Location of Event: UTPA Ballroom
Time of Event: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Participants: UTPA Residents

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m. Keynote speaker, Dr. David Lakey
(Commissioner of Health, Texas Department of State Health Services)
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
  • A. Regional Forums to Prevent Obesity along the Texas Mexico Border: A Model for bi-national cooperation of the 21st Century. (Presented by Jorge L. Bacelis, Texas DSHS) (UTPA Ball Room)
  • B. Produce Consumption and Chronic Diseases among Food Bank Clients in Hidalgo County
    (Presented by Dr. Catherine Faver, UTPA) (HSHW 1.404)
  • C. Phytonutrients Activate Insulin Signaling in Skeletal Muscle
    (Presented by Dr. Sara M. Reyna, RAHC) (HSHW 1.406)
12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
(View Student Research Posters)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • A. Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs: Purpose, Implementation, and Challenges.
    (Presented by Rosalinda Rangel and Alyssa Rossodivitia, Migrant Health Promotion) (UTPA Ballroom)
  • B. Alliance for a Healthy Border: A Private-Public Partnership to Promote Chronic Disease Prevention
    in Underserved U.S. Mexico Border Communities
    (Presented by Dr. Suad Ghaddar, UTPA)(HSHW 1.404)
  • C. Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion: What Research Says Works and What You Can Do.
    (Presented by Heather LPK De Santiago, RAHC) (HSHW 1.406)
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • A. Obesity and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Texas Adults
    (Presented by Dr. Allison Banicki, Texas DSHS) (UTPA Ballroom)
  • B. Adaptation to Development of Obesity, Diabetes, and their Complications:
    A Conceptualization From a Psychosocial-Mental Health Perspective
    (Presented by Dr. Noe Ramirez, UTPA) (HSHW 1.404)
  • C. An Exploratory Study: Factors Relevant to Obesity Among Adolescents with Disabilities
    (Presented by Dr. Ruth Crutchfield, Dr. Jerome Fischer, and Dr. Shawn Saladin) (HSHW 1.406)
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Reception and Student Research Competition Presentations in Bronc and Cenizo Rooms
29
March
Diabetes and its Complications

Date of Event: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location of Event: HSHW 1.406
Time of Event: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Participants: UTPA and Community

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CNE/CEU Sessions
(HSHW 1.402)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Community Health Fair
(UTPA Ballroom)
  • A. Meet a professional athlete (Mr. Jay Hewitt) (UTPA Quad)
  • B. Demonstration of equipment by local police departments, fire departments, and county agencies (UTPA Quad)
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:15 a.m. Keynote speaker, Rear Admiral Epifano Elizondo, PhD, PA-C
(Regional Health Administrator, Region VI) (HSHW 1.406)
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • A. Children of the Corn (presented by Dr. Stephen Ponder) (HSHW 1.406)
  • B. Professional Athlete Testimonial (presented by Mr. Jay Hewitt (HSHW 1.404)
  • C. Increasing Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure, and Acanthosis Nigricans Abnormalities
    in School-Age Children (Presented by Dr.'s Viola Garza, Lilia A. Fuentes, Melinda Rodriguez, UTPA) (HSHW 1.274)
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • A. Pending Title (presented by Dr. Daniel Hale) (HSHW 1.406)
  • B. The Role of Fat Mass Index in Determining Obesity
    (presented by Ms. Maria Teresa Aguirre, UTPA) (HSHW 1.404)
  • C. A Diabetes Prevention Tool in the Primary Care Setting
    (presented by Dr. Melinda Rodriguez, UTPA) (HSHW 1.274)
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • A. Towards Diabetes Prevention in Primary Care: Improving Identification of Type 2 Diabetes
    Risk Factors in School Age Children (Presented by Dr. Lilia Fuentes, UTPA) (HSHW 1.404)
  • B. Exploring the role of mitochondria in diabetes and metabolic disease
    (Presented by Dr. Robert Gilkerson) (HSHW 1.406)
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