Call for Proposals!

Do you have a proposal for Population Health-focused research?

The DHSA is seeking population health research proposals from students, faculty, and staff attached to any of its partner organizations (Christiana Care Health System, Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Delaware).  Proposals will be reviewed by a committee, and the top four researchers will have a chance to pitch their idea to a panel of DHSA representatives at this live event! The panel will score the proposals, and the highest scoring proposal will receive a check for $50,000 to fund their research!

Important Dates:

Deadline for Submission: April 15, 2019
Notification of Top Four: April 30, 2019
Shark Tank Event: May 28, 2019

Proposals Must Include the Following:

Researcher’s Name(s)
Structured Abstract – 500 words maximum.
Key areas that should be included: overall research plan, innovative aspect of the population health-based proposal,  and how the funds will be utilized, sustainability of the  project, how the project will be impactful to the Delaware  community, and the potential for independent grant funding
Collaboration: proposal should indicate partnership with at least two of DHSA’s partner organizations
Letter of Support from researcher’s supervisor to ensure support

Who Can Submit:

Students, faculty, and staff attached to any of the DHSA’s Partner Organizations

CLICK HERE for more information, and to submit a proposal!

Lecture Series @ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Spring 2019

 

 

 

 

Spring 2019 Semester begins Tuesday, February 12th!
Class time: 9:00 – 10:15 am
Register Online: http://www.olli.udel.edu/wilmington/registration/

February 12, 2019
Obstructive Sleep Apnea:  Contemporary Surgical Management
Dan Meara, MD, DMD

February 19, 2019
Exercise and Aging
Taylor Alger, PT

February 26, 2019
Trauma – Case Presentations and a Focus on Falls
Sandra Medinilla, MD, MPH

March 5, 2019
Early Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development
Giovanna Morini, Ph.D.

March 12, 2019
Addiction is a Disease of the Brain
Vishesh Agarwal, MD

March 19, 2019
Nanomedicine and Gene Regulation
Emily Day, Ph.D.

March 26, 2019
Kidney 101
John Swanson, MD

April 2, 2019
SPRING BREAK

April 9, 2019
Polypharmacy and its Management
Amanda Schartel, PharmD and Sean Thomas, PharmD

April 16, 2019
Scope of Practice for Physician Assistants, and a focus on Atrial Fibrillation and its Treatment
Ed Woodford, PA

April 23, 2019
View from the Cabinet Secretary’s Office – Healthcare in Delaware
Kara Odom-Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS

April 30, 2019
In Vitro Blood Brain Barrier for cutting edge research and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s)
John Ruano-Salguero, BS

May 7, 2019
Data Privacy and Your Health Information
Ryan Keating, JD

May 14, 2019
Delaware Healthcare Commission Roles and Responsibilities
Elisabeth Scheneman, MA

Surgeon General’s Message on the Current Measles Outbreaks

Dear Partners,

The Nation’s Doctor would like to share a very important message with you about the current measles outbreaks occurring throughout our country.

Measles is a highly-contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all over the body.

Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 9 out of 10 people around that person will also become infected if they’re not yet vaccinated. You can get measles just by being in a room where a person with measles has been, even up to two hours after that person has left.  And what is even more worrisome is that an infected person can spread measles to others even before the infected person develops symptoms—from four days before they develop the measles rash through four days afterwards.

The good news is that measles can be prevented with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.

The MMR vaccine has an excellent safety record and is highly effective. It is one of the most effective vaccines we have in our country.

Surgeon General Adams hopes you will share his message with your networks. It’s up to us to protect the health of our communities.

For more information, please visit CDC.gov

Office of the Surgeon General

Lt. Governor’s Challenge

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long invites you to join the celebration as the state of Delaware kicks off the Lt. Governor’s Challenge — an ongoing opportunity for Delawareans to embrace healthier living, inspire their peers and be recognized for their achievements. More than a recognition program for health and wellness initiatives, the Lt. Governor’s Challenge is an opportunity for everyone to drive change and to elevate the well-being, productivity, and prosperity among communities in our state!

The Kickoff Celebration is a free public event, open to all individuals and groups in Delaware that are passionate about improving physical and emotional health through individual and communal activities.

When: Thursday, October 25 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Where: DE TURF Sports Complex | 4000 Bay Road | Frederica, DE 19946
Find the flyer here!

Kickoff Highlights

  • Remarks by the Lt. Governor!
  • Official reveal of the Lt. Governor’s Challenge vision and platform!
  • Preview of the Lt. Governor’s Challenge nomination and resource website!
  • Networking with state leaders in health and well-being!

Please RSVP by October 23 to info@ltgovernorschallenge.org

Flu Season

2018-2019 Flu Season

Check out the Division of Public Health’s Bulletin – Special Flu Edition to learn more about the flu.

Numerous flu clinics are scheduled across Delaware.  To find them:

Department of Public Health Flu Clinics

New Castle County

  • Monday to Friday | 8:15 am – 11:30 am | Hudson State Service Center | 501 Ogletown Road, Newark
  • Monday to Friday | 8:15 am – 11:30 am | Porter State Service Center | 509 W. 8th Street, Wilmington

Kent County

  • Monday (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm) & Wednesday (9:00 am – 11:00 am) | Milford State Service Center | 253 NE Front Street, Milford (By Appointment Only)
  • Monday to Thursday | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm | Williams State Service Center | 805 River Road, Dover (By Appointment Only)

Sussex County

  • Monday – Friday| 8:30 am – 4:00 pm | Shipley State Service Center | 350 Virginia Avenue, Seaford
  • Thursdays | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Adams State Service Center | 544 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown

Mini Med 2018 On YouTube!

Did you miss 2018’s Mini Medical School? Watch it on YouTube!

The 2018 Mini Medical School program, a collaboration between the Delaware Academy of Medicine and Christiana Care Health System, concluded in April, with six lectures and hundreds of eager-to-learn attendees. For the first time in the annual program’s history, the lectures have been captured on video and are now available for viewing on YouTube.

Watch here!

Smartphone CPR App in New Castle County

Leaders in New Castle County, Delaware, have launched a new smartphone application they say will save lives when help is urgently needed.

Activated when a call is made to 911, the PulsePoint app alerts and directs trained residents to people nearby who need cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. County Executive Matt Meyer said citizen responders, who include off-duty first responders, can make all the difference in those critical moments before first responders arrive.

Learn more

Christiana Care Medical Aid Units

Five Christiana Care Medical Aid Units (CCMAU) are now available for convenient care, 7 days a week! Most are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and no appointment is necessary.  Express Check-In (available on christianacare.org) enables people to see current wait times and reserve their spot in line.

When you should go:

If you have an illness or injury that are NOT extremely serious or life-threatening, but DO require care within a few hours or the same day
(game day sports injuries, sore throats & coughs, eye & ear problems, minor burns, flu-like symptoms, etc.)

5 Convenient MAU Locations

Star Campus
550 South College Avenue
Suite 115
Newark, DE 19713
302-533-7148

Smyrna Health & Wellness Center
100 S. Main Street
Smyrna, DE 19977
302-659-4444

Glasgow Medical Center
2600 Glasgow Avenue
Newark, DE 19702
302-836-8350

Middletown Care Center
124 Sleepy Hollow Drive
Middletown, DE 19709
302-449-3100

HealthCare Center at Christiana
200 Hygeia Drive
Newark, DE 19713
302-623-0444

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds

Preventing Suicidal Behavior in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: A Health Equity Issue

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
1:00 pm ET
Watch in person (Global Communications Center, Building 19), or live via webcast.

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S. and suicide rates have increased more than 30 percent since 2000. Among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI and AN) communities, suicide rates are even higher than among the general population, and they are highest among youth and young adults, ages 15–34. Focusing on subgroups at risk, including youth among AI and AN communities, and implementing evidence-based prevention strategies is a key approach to reducing suicidal behaviors and may help reduce this health inequity.

Learn More

Innovative Discoveries Series

Diet and Vascular Health: The Role of Sodium and Potassium Intake

Sodium consumption continues to remain well above recommended intakes despite recommendations from many health organizations. Further potassium consumption remains well below recommended intakes. While both nutrients are known for the effect on blood pressure, more recent evidence demonstrates that they affect our vasculature prior to any change in blood pressure. This presentation will discuss the role of dietary sodium and potassium on the blood vessel function and potential health implications.

Presented By:

Shannon Lennon, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Delaware
Licensed Registered Dietitian, State of Delaware

Free!  Lunch will be served!

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

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Friday, March 15, 2019
Noon to 1 p.m.
In-person: Christiana Hospital,Room 1100
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:

April 12, 2019: Advancing Pediatric Medication Discharge Teaching