DHSA and DIMER: Partnerships & Progress for Delawareans

December 16, 2019

For nearly 20 years, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has served as the official osteopathic medical school of Delaware—a state that currently does not have its own medical school—through its partnership with the Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research (DIMER). The organization provides funding to the College to deliver medical education to Delaware residents, in the hopes that those students will return to practice after graduation.

PCOM and DIMER recently celebrated their relationship, and the 50th anniversary of DIMER, with a dinner honoring Sherman Townsend, board chair of DIMER and honorary degree recipient from PCOM; alumnus and PCOM Board Member Vincent Lobo, DO ’65, who was instrumental in facilitating the partnership between DIMER and PCOM; and Omar Khan, MD, MHS, president and CEO of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance—of which PCOM is a member institution.

“By partnering with DIMER for these many years, PCOM has been able to provide high-quality medical education for individuals with a passion for healthcare, who may not have otherwise been able to receive it,” said Deborah Benvenger, chief admissions officer at PCOM. “It is our hope that these caring, competent students will return to their home state to serve their hometown communities.”

Read the article here.

During the evening, DHSA President and CEO Omar Khan, MD, MHS, discussed the relationship between DHSA and DIMER.  That presentation can be found here.

Second Annual JeffX Global Health Conference

Join the Global Health Student Consortium for the 2nd Annual JEFFx Global Health Conference!

WHEN: Friday, January 24, 2020 from 3:00 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Hamilton Building, Thomas Jefferson University
1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA

This year’s conference will center around the theme of planetary health, and will include a keynote address, interactive workshop sessions, a networking dinner, and a reception! For more information and to register, please complete this registration form. Feel free to contact GHSC@jefferson.edu with any questions. We hope to see you there!

KEYNOTE: Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, President, International Society for Urban Health; Clinical Professor, Global Public Health, New York University; Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, NYU School of Medicine.

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

The Emerging Role of Pathogen Genomics in Public Health

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
1:00 pm ET
Watch in person (Global Communications Center, Building 19), or live via webcast.

 

The Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) Program, established by Congress in 2013, has led the adaptation and deployment of novel laboratory technologies, namely next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics, in the US public health system. AMD technologies are now in use across the range of infectious diseases of public health importance, such as bacterial foodborne illness, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria and Legionnaires’ Disease. This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will address the rapid advances in AMD, how these technologies are being applied in public health, and their future uses.

 

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Innovative Discoveries Series

Elucidating modifiable risk factors for adverse prostate cancer outcomes and strategies for improving survival

Although prostate cancer has a high overall survival rate, it remains a disease of disparities with few established risk factors beyond age, family history, and race. However, there is growing focus on modifiable risk factors. This talk will examine modifiable risk factors for adverse prostate cancer outcomes throughout the cancer continuum. Specifically, research examining the association between weight gain, obesity, smoking, and diabetes and adverse prostate cancer outcomes including prostate cancer aggressiveness, progression, and mortality will be discussed. Finally, ongoing research, utilizing national VA data, examining the chemotherapeutic potential of metformin and satins to improve survival outcomes in men with prostate cancer will be highlighted.

Presented By:

Saira Khan, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware

Free!  Lunch will be served!

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Friday, January 24, 2020
Noon to 1 p.m.
In-person: Christiana Hospital, Ammon Center, Room 14
Online: Watch live at https://bluejeans.com/361095905
Or join meeting ID 361095905 on the BlueJeans app on your smartphone or tablet

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Upcoming Lectures:

January 30, 2020: From Public Health to Population Health

Delaware Mini Medical School

Designed for individuals who want to gain a deeper understanding of the world of medicine, Mini-Medical School is a free, six-week series of lectures for adults of all ages and high school students co-sponsored with ChristianaCare.

Attendees learn about important trends in diagnosing and treating illness and general health topics. Faculty will provide in-depth lectures and allow time for questions to enhance the experience. There are no tests or grades. No previous medical training is required. Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Light refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is required.

2020 Mini-Med Lecture Schedule

Week 1. Special Health Care Needs – Making the Transition to Adulthood for those with Special Needs

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Week 2. Kidney Transplant: Preparation by the Donor and Recipient

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Week 3. Psychological Assessment: Tools and Methods for Understanding Our Behaviors

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Week 4. The Evolution of the Nurse Practitioner & Physicans Assistant Role in Medicine

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Week 5. The New Field of Immunotherapy

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Week 6. Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Registration – 6:30 p.m., Lecture – 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Seating is limited. Register online or call 800-693-CARE (2273).