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Toxicology Quarterly Rounds
October 2 2014 at 8:00 AM
Children's Hospital of Michigan
 This session will focus on "Pediatric Toxicology with a Seasonal Twist."There is on-going construction at Children's Hospital of Mcihgan and parking has been reconfigured. Enter the lot from Beaubien. Parking rates have also increased.
Digital Health Strategies, Health Disparities and Health Equity: The Promises and Perils of Technology
October 2 2014 at 8:00 AM
Scott Hall
Wayne State University will host the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities at the School of Medicine on Oct. 2. The free, day-long workshop, “Digital Health Strategies, Health Disparities and Health Equity: The Promises and Perils of Technology,” is open to the public, and runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A series of panelists will discuss the opportunities to use digital health technologies as a population health strategy to reduce health disparities and promote health equity in the United States. The focus will be on the potential of new digital strategies to improve access to high quality health information for members of racial and ethnic minority groups. In addition to presentations from guest speakers, the workshop will feature a "technology speed dating" event from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. App and software developers are invited to share their technology. To participate, simply bring any necessary equipment. Workshop attendees will spend 10 to 15 minutes at each station. Lunch will be provided. Register now to attend at http://www.iom.edu/Activities/SelectPops/HealthDisparities.aspx. The workshop will be held in the School of Medicine's Margherio Family Conference Center, 403 East Canfield, Detroit. Parking is available in Lot 75 for $7 (credit or debit card only) at 545 East Canfield. For more information contact Colin Fink at cffink@nas.edu, 202-334-2258, or Karen Anderson at kanderson@nas.edu, 202-334-2806. Workshop agenda: 8 a.m.:  Welcome and introduction by Toni Villarruel, professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Gillian Barclay, vice president of Aetna Foundation; and M. Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University. 8:30 a.m.: Keynote: Overarching Views by Wendy Nilsen, health scientist administrator of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health; and Kimberlydawn Wisdom, senior vice president of community health and equity, and chief wellness officer for the Henry Ford Health System. 10 a.m. : Break. 10:15 a.m.: Panel 1: “How do we engage minority communities in digital health strategies with the goal to reduce health disparities and promote health equity?” with Tessie Guillermo, president and chief executive officer of ZeroDivide; Cameron Norman, adjunct lecturer at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Jose Bauermeister, director of the Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities, University of Michigan School of Public Health; and Jimena Loveluck, president and chief executive officer of the HIV/AIDS Resource Center, Michigan. 11:30 a.m.: Discussion with Panel 1 Noon: Panel 2: “How do we engage providers and minority patients in digital strategies with the goal to reduce health disparities and promote health equity?” with Ivor Horn, pediatrician and researcher for the Children’s National Health System; Silas Buchanan, chief executive officer of the Institute for eHealth Equity; and Misha Pavel, professor of practice for Northeastern University. 12:30 p.m.: Discussion with Panel 2 12:45 p.m.: Lunch and Technology Speed Dating: Virtual Poster Session, at the Elliman Building 2:45 p.m.: Panel 3: "Policy and Technology Perspectives," with Brian Raymond, senior policy consultant for the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy; Tamar Ginossar, assistant professor for the University of New Mexico; Noam Ziv, founder of Kesembe Inc.; and Ruth Parker, professor for Emory University. 3:45 p.m.: Discussion with Panel 3 4 p.m.: Synthesis and Further Discussion Panel, with moderator Toni Villarruel, professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing for the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; and Andre Blackman, founder and chief executive officer of Pulse and Signal. 4:45 p.m.: Concluding remarks by Gillian Barclay, vice president of the Aetna Foundation. For additional information, email healthequityrt@nas.edu.
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The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is comprised of seventeen full-time clinical faculty and research faculty. The department currently offers patient centered comprehensive care of both children and adults in a wide variety of conditions relative to the ear, face, nose, paranasal sinuses and throat. In addition, the Department is conducting basic science research in hearing loss, tinnitus, bioengineering, and head and neck cancer and has been rated among the top 20 programs nationally.