Speakers Bio:









​Frank Franklin MD MPH PhD is Professor Emeritus of Public Health at UAB. Formerly, he was Professor of Maternal and Child Health, Pediatrics and Nutrition Sciences and Chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UAB School of Public Health. He is board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

Education:
Yale University, New Haven, CT BA, Psychology, 1964
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD MD, 1968
Harvard University, Boston, MA MPH, 1971
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA PhD, Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, 1978




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Dr. Scarinci is a behavioral scientist with a deep commitment to the elimination of cancer disparities in the US and in low- and middle-income countries. The focus of her work is on the application of behavioral science to public health by promoting behavior change at the
population level. Her primary area of interest is cancer prevention and control (including tobacco control) among low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, and immigrant populations (particularly Latinos and African Americans). She is particularly interested in the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based programs that are theory based and culturally relevant to underserved populations in the
U.S. and abroad. In terms of methodological approaches to research, she has expertise in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and use of mixed methodology (qualitative/quantitative), particularly as it relates to culturally relevant needs/assets assessments. She also leads a number of training programs in health disparities targeting undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty in collaboration with other universities in the US and abroad.

Education:
State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil BS, Psychology, 1984
University of Alabama at Birmingham MPH, Public Health, 1993
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA MS, Psychology, 1996
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1998
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Pre-doctoral Internship, 1997-8


There will not be a CE/CME September 22nd, 2020.  The next presentation will be September 29th, 2020.

Presentation 2

Presentation purpose:  We find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity and diabetes. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative educational strategies for physicians, healthcare professionals and the general public. This activity provides a practical approach to supporting healthy eating for a variety of medical needs.

Presentation 1

Learning Objectives:  

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:
● Review the understanding of the need for dietary change
● Conduct a motivational interview and nutritional assessment it improve personal diets
● Formulate a strategy based on a nutritional assessment to improve the health for dietary change among the general public

​​​​Q&A:   During this new normal participants will have the ability to send in your question on each topic you view through live streaming to lisa.davis2@ascension.org. Questions and answers will be compiled and sent back out to all participants.  
If you are having trouble viewing the livestream call 205-484-4298 or 205-838-3225


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Target audience:
This activity is designed for the interdisciplinary audience including physicians, nursing, pharmacy, PA & Social Workers.


Disclosures:
Faculty: Isbel C. Scarinci, Ph.D., MPH

* Has no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined  commercial interests
* Will not be discussing the off-label or investigational use of  products


Course Chair reviewed and found no Conflict of Interest

All Ascension planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests.

Learning Objectives:  

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:
● Increase knowledge and awareness of the profile of immigrant populations in the United States and Alabama
● Acquire basic skills on how to communicate with patients who have limited English proficiency and to work with interpreters
● Understanding cultural considerations and patients perspective

Presentation purpose:  Healthcare professionals face many dilemmas when providing healthcare to immigrants, a vulnerable population. Racist, rancorous dialogue can create a hostile care environment that may place patients at risk for substandard care. This activity will introduce practical tools and approaches that can be used to advocate for safe, quality, ethical care of immigrant populations.

​​Target audience:
This activity is designed for the interdisciplinary audience including physicians, nursing, pharmacy, PA & Social Workers.


Disclosures:
Faculty: Frank A. Franklin, MD, PHH, PhD

* Has no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests
* Will not be discussing the off-label or investigational use of products


Course Chair reviewed and found no Conflict of Interest

All Ascension planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests.