Category: Women and Children

Maternal Mortality and Advances in Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Reduction in Maternal Mortality through Advances in Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Global Perspective When Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST Add to Calendar Where Ammon Medical Education Center – Main Auditorium 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road Newark, DE 19718 Driving Directions Dear Colleague, The Global Health Residency Tracks of Christiana Care […]

Mixed-Methods with Teens: A Research Imperative

Mixed-methods research and adolescent males aren’t often paired in the same sentence. However, they could – and should – be! Join Dr. Judith Herrman and Katie Haigh from the University of Delaware and Christopher Moore from the Department of Family and Community Medicine as they present their research evaluating the impact of the Wise Guys […]

Single Molecule DNA and RNA Sequencing to Detect Residual Cancer and Clonal Hematopoiesis

Dr. Druley will discuss novel strategies for single molecule DNA and RNA sequencing as a modality for characterization of clonal hematopoiesis and minimal residual disease (MRD) detection in cancer. Despite “deep sequencing,” next-generation platforms have an error rate of 0.5-1.0%, precluding straightforward sequencing for MRD, which requires sensitivity of less than 1:1,000. However, using a […]

Kids Safe and Smokefree: A Multilevel Intervention Model to Address Child Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Parental Smoking in Underserved Communities

Low-income and underserved populations have higher smoking rates, greater challenges in quitting smoking, and bear greater tobacco-related morbidity/mortality risk than the general population. More intensive interventions are needed to address this ongoing public health priority. This presentation will describe a recently completed trial that combined a pediatric systems-level intervention with a pragmatic, individualized intervention. We […]

Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention during Pregnancy and Continuing Care Postpartum

In spite of the well-established negative health implications of tobacco smoking during pregnancy on mother and unborn child, 15.4% of pregnant women report smoking in the past month. Approximately one-third of women who smoke prior to pregnancy quit spontaneously during pregnancy, but up to 60% relapse within the first six months postpartum. This presentation will […]

Research in Diet, Nutritional Status, and Energy Balance in Infancy

Increasing evidence indicates there are sensitive periods in life during which nutrition and growth may have a programming or long lasting effect on later life health outcomes; one such period is infancy. This presentation will focus on diet composition, nutritional status, and measures of energy balance in infancy, and their effect on growth, in both […]

Community Coalitions and Collaborations to Improve Health Outcomes: The Example of Childhood Asthma

There is a lack of understanding about how to achieve effective community engagement and contributions to translational research. This area is becoming increasingly recognized by national funding agencies as a critical need for developing effective and broad-reaching programs that lead to improvement in health outcomes. This talk is appropriate for anyone interested in community engagement, […]

Collaborations in Global Health: The Global Network for Women’s & Children’s Health Research

The collaborative research team of J N Medical College in India and Christiana Care Health System, Delaware, USA are part of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research (GN). Over the past 5 years, the Belgaum site in India has implemented a population based […]

Tools for Studying the Genetic Basis of a Complex Disease

Susceptibility to most common diseases is complex, and based on both genetic and environmental risk factors. This presentation will discuss basic concepts and current tools to identify and interpret genetic and epigenetic variation, and pitfalls in associating variants with disease risk. Dr. Barthold is a pediatric urologist/clinician scientist at Nemours. She completed an American Foundation […]

Mindfulness Based Interventions for Maternal Child Health

Mindfulness interventions have been found to decrease symptoms and health issues and to improve overall health. We conducted two mindfulness based studies at Thomas Jefferson University to determine effects of mindfulness on maternal child health. The first study that will be presented was a one year pilot Mindfulness in Pregnancy in the Ob/Gyn Dept with […]