Symposium to highlight CDC/GSU research
Oct. 30, 2009
Jeremy Craig, 404-413-1357
ATLANTA - Georgia State University will hold a symposium Nov. 6 to share research results from university researchers who have partnered with scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as to highlight new research partnerships between the two entities.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Commerce Club, 34 Broad St. N.W. in the Brown Room on the 18th floor. The event is sponsored by GSU's Office of Vice President for Research and the CDC's Office of the Chief Science Officer and the Office of Public Health Research.
"The collaborative research program funded by the CDC and GSU helps not only to advance our understanding in important aspects of public health, but also bolsters our commitment to advancing GSU's ongoing research partnership with the CDC," said Amy Lederberg, associate vice president for research.
The symposium will feature presentations by the 2007-2009 collaborative teams funded by the CDC/GSU collaborative research program in the social and behavioral sciences, and will also honor the five 2010-2011 award recipients.
The research to be presented includes:
- Page Anderson, associate professor of psychology, and Janet Saul of Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at CDC; "Preventing Childhood Maltreatment in the Wake of a Disaster: What Do States Do?"
- Marise B. Parent, associate professor at Georgia State's Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, and Joel Kimmon, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at CDC; "The Effects of a High Fructose Diet on Brain and Behavior"
- Diana Robins, assistant professor of psychology, and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, Division of Birth Defects Child Development, and Disability and Health, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at CDC; "Determining the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Young Children"
- Richard Rothenberg, professor of public health, and Dawn K. Smith, Epidemiology Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at CDC "An Assessment of the Attitudes and Program Preferences about Pre-exposure Prophylaxis among Inner City Young Adults at Risk for HIV/AIDS"
- Brian J. Dew, associate professor in counseling and psychological services, and Gordon Mansergh of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at CDC; "Toward a Better Understanding of Non-addicted, Methamphetamine-using Men Who Have Sex With Men"
Researchers who have been granted new awards include:
- Yuki Fujioka, associate professor of communication and Ann Aikin of the Division of eHealth Marketing at the CDC; "Examining the Influences of Social Media and Cultural Relevance on Health Among Underserved African American Audiences"
- Xiaolin Hu, assistant professor of computer science and Richard Puddy, Division of Violence Prevention at CDC; "Advancing Child Maltreatment Prevention Using Complex Systems Science Modeling and Simulation"
- Gabriel Kuperminc, professor of psychology and Catherine Lesesne, Division of Reproductive Health Applied Sciences Branch at CDC; "Cool Girls: Promoting Positive Youth Development to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Risk Behaviors"
- Dominic Parrott, assistant professor of psychology and Andra Teten, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at CDC; "Informing Bystander Prevention Strategies by Examining the Effects of Alcohol and Peer Influence on Perpetration of Male-to-Female Sexual Violence"
- Christine Stauber, assistant professor of public health, and Bobbie Person and Rob Quick, Institute of Public Health & Enteric Diseases Epidemiology at CDC; "Evaluation of Education through Listening to Promote the Adoption of Safe Household Water Treatment Behavior in Communities in Western Kenya"
GSU faculty and students are encouraged to attend. Registration is encouraged by e-mailing Finda Robinson at email@example.com.