AGENDA

THURSDAY, MARCH 30

Continuous      Research Poster Session

7:00 – 7:30       Research Poster and Exhibitor Set-Up – Sellers Auditorium

7:00 – 8:00       Registration and Breakfast – Sellers Lobby

8:00 – 8:15       Welcome – Sellers Auditorium

8:15 – 9:00       Keynote – Sellers Auditorium

“Optimizing Infectious Disease Care for Women in Rural Settings: Current Challenges & Opportunities”

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH – Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Alabama in Birmingham

Introduction by Lea G. Yerby, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department Community Medicine and Population Health

9:00 – 9:15        Break

9:15 – 10:30      Morning Breakout Sessions

Birmingham Room:

“Understanding the Link between Food Insecurity and Obesity among African American Women”

Gwenetta Curry, PhD – Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences The University of Alabama

Wilson Room:

“Sexual Health Among Latinas in Alabama”

Mercedes M. Morales-Alemán, PhD – Assistant Professor, College of Community Health Sciences The University of Alabama
Gwendolyn Ferreti, PhD – Post-Doctoral Student, College of Community Health Sciences The University of Alabama
Jean Hernández – Latino/a Outreach Coordinator, AIDS Alabama

Central Room:

“Experiences Addressing Gender Inequities Through Gender-Related Outreach, Advocacy, and Support: A Dual Perspective”

Zoë Winston – Peer Education Program Coordinator Women and Gender Resource Center at The University of Alabama

“Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on Women”

Andre Fedd, MA – Turning Point Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, Tuscaloosa AL

10:45 – 11:45    Keynote – Sellers Auditorium

“How Did Oil Spill Response Lead to Addressing Women’s Health in the Gulf Region?”

Ayanna V. Buckner, MD, MPH, FACPM – Principal, Community Health Cooperative

Introduction by Louanne Friend, PhD, MN, RN – Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine & Population Health, Research Director Family Medicine Residency

11:45 – 12:15    Lunch – Sellers Lobby and Auditorium

12:00 – 12:45   Adolescence Community Health Symposium – Sellers Auditorium

Oral Research Presentations

12:45 – 1:00      Break

1:00 – 2:15        Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Birmingham Room:

“Healthy Deliveries”

Emma Bertolaet – Doula, Tuscaloosa Doula Co-Op
Jesanna Cooper, MD – Obstetrics & Gynecology, Simon-Williamson Clinic
Emily Altman – Doula, BirthWell Community Doula Project

Wilson Room:

“Lactation Support and Resources”

Jackie Chapa – La Leche League of Birmingham South and Shelby County
Elizabeth Sahlie, MD – Pediatrics, Simon-Williamson Clinic

Central Room:

“Infant Mortality Rate”

Guillermo Godoy, MD – Neonatology, DCH Regional Medical Center

2:30 – 3:00       Tai Chi Session – Sellers Auditorium

Madeleine M. Hill – Facilitator

3:00 – 3:15       William A. Curry, MD, Rural Health Lecture Award – Sellers Auditorium

Presentation by John C. Higginbotham, PhD, MPH – Director, Institute for Rural Health Research College of Community Health Sciences The University of Alabama

3:15 – 4:15     Poster Session with Authors & Reception for Award Winners – Sellers Auditorium

4:15 –  4:30     Research Poster Awards Presentation – Sellers Auditorium

Presentation by Lea Yerby, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department Community Medicine and Population Health College of Community Health Sciences The University of Alabama

 4:30                18th Annual Rural Health Conference adjourns for the day

4:30 –  8:00    Promoting Health Equity: Addressing Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, & Stereotype Threat*

Facilitators:
Pamela Payne Foster, MD – Associate Professor, Department of Community and Rural Medicine
Rachel D. Godsil –
 Director of Research, Perception Institute

*This training seminar will be held in the Birmingham and Central Rooms and requires an additional fee. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Continuous     Research Poster Session

7:00 – 8:00       Registration and Breakfast – Sellers Lobby and Auditorium

8:00 – 9:15       Keynote – Sellers Auditorium

“Healthy Aging for Women in Rural Communities”

Anne Halli-Tierney, MD – Assistant Professor, College of Community Health Sciences The University of Alabama

Introduction by Pamela Payne-Foster, MD, MPH – Deputy Director of the Institute for Rural Health Research Associate Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health

9:15 – 9:30        Break

9:30 – 10:45     Helping Aging Women: Providing Resources and Access – Birmingham Room

Robert McKinney, LCSW – Assistant Professor of Social Work in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, College of Community Health Sciences The University of Alabama
Laura Beth Brown – Fellow, The University of Alabama/Pickens County Partnership
Debbie Gregory, CIRS-A/D – Coordinator, Aging & Disability Resource Center

10:45 – 11:00     Break

11:00 – 11:30      Lunch – Sellers Lobby and Auditorium

11:30 – 12:30      Considerations of Rural Healthcare Symposium – Sellers Auditorium

Oral Research Presentations

12:30 – 12:45      Break

12:45 – 1:45        Keynote – Sellers Auditorium

“Reproductive Equality”

Marji Gold, MD – Professor of Clinical Family & Social Medicine Department of Family and Social Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center

Introduction by Kristine Graettinger, MD – Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology College of Community Health Sciences The University of Alabama

1:45 – 2:00      Break

2:00 – 3:15      Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Birmingham Room:

“Quality of Care of Sexual Assault Survivors in Tuscaloosa County”

Danielle Fincher, MPH – Medical Student, M.D. Candidate 2017 College of Community Health Sciences The University of Alabama

Wilson Room:

“Of Moms and Mosquitoes: Embodiment of Inequality and Zika Risk in American Samoa”

Christopher Lynn, PhD – Associate Professor of Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences The University of Alabama

Central Room:

“Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC)”

Kristine Graettinger, MD – Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology College of Community Health Sciences The University of Alabama

3:15 – 3:30      Break

3:30 – 4:30      Training Workshop

“Mirena IUD” – Bayer

4:30                  Adjourn