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16 Jun
Presenters include Alaina J. James, MD, PhD, FAAD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Virtual

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Health & Wellness, Diversity, Campus & Community

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Undergraduate Students, Staff, Alumni, Prospective Students, Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Residents & Fellows

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Wellness

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Diverse Perspectives

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Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Lunch & Learn: Skin Health

The June health topic will be skin health. Specifically, we are hoping to discuss ways to dismantle myths and specifically bring attention to skin health disparities that exist in black and brown communities. The New Pittsburgh Courier will print this Take Charge of Your Health topic in their June 10th newspaper edition.

Presenters include Alaina J. James, MD, PhD, FAAD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh.

An excerpt from the Pittsburgh Courier piece:

Dr. James reminds us that while people of color may have a lower risk of getting skin cancer their risk of becoming ill and dying from skin cancer is greater than that of other people. This disparity exists partly because people in Black and Brown communities often receive a diagnosis very late in the disease process. She says that access to care, people being underinsured or uninsured and provider availability also contribute to disparities in skin health.

To address some of these disparities in skin health, Dr. James has created a program called MobileDerm. For a number of years, providers in the field of dermatology have successfully used telemedicine for purposes like looking at a patient-provided photo of a mole (a model of care that has prepared them well for the physical distancing required during the COVID-19 pandemic). But a care model she has developed in the past few years takes telemedicine one step further toward skin health equity.

AGENDA:

12:00 pm - 12:05 pm: CTSI’s staff to introduce the teams

12:05 pm - 12:50 pm: Presentation of the research study and discussion

12:50 pm - 1 pm: Wrap up. Post slides with next steps, how to get involved, resources

*Questions via the chat page will be added throughout and facilitated by CTSI staff

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh partners with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and UPMC and puts together the Take Charge of Your Health page in the New Pittsburgh Courier monthly. Our goal with the lunch and learn series is to lift up the community voice alongside the academics presenting their work in the space. We hope to create opportunities to co-create and co-learn around a health topic that is relevant.

Dial-In Information

Pre-register for this free event and the Zoom information will follow: https://bit.ly/2yjxoNv

Tuesday, June 16 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Lunch & Learn: Skin Health

The June health topic will be skin health. Specifically, we are hoping to discuss ways to dismantle myths and specifically bring attention to skin health disparities that exist in black and brown communities. The New Pittsburgh Courier will print this Take Charge of Your Health topic in their June 10th newspaper edition.

Presenters include Alaina J. James, MD, PhD, FAAD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh.

An excerpt from the Pittsburgh Courier piece:

Dr. James reminds us that while people of color may have a lower risk of getting skin cancer their risk of becoming ill and dying from skin cancer is greater than that of other people. This disparity exists partly because people in Black and Brown communities often receive a diagnosis very late in the disease process. She says that access to care, people being underinsured or uninsured and provider availability also contribute to disparities in skin health.

To address some of these disparities in skin health, Dr. James has created a program called MobileDerm. For a number of years, providers in the field of dermatology have successfully used telemedicine for purposes like looking at a patient-provided photo of a mole (a model of care that has prepared them well for the physical distancing required during the COVID-19 pandemic). But a care model she has developed in the past few years takes telemedicine one step further toward skin health equity.

AGENDA:

12:00 pm - 12:05 pm: CTSI’s staff to introduce the teams

12:05 pm - 12:50 pm: Presentation of the research study and discussion

12:50 pm - 1 pm: Wrap up. Post slides with next steps, how to get involved, resources

*Questions via the chat page will be added throughout and facilitated by CTSI staff

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh partners with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and UPMC and puts together the Take Charge of Your Health page in the New Pittsburgh Courier monthly. Our goal with the lunch and learn series is to lift up the community voice alongside the academics presenting their work in the space. We hope to create opportunities to co-create and co-learn around a health topic that is relevant.

Dial-In Information

Pre-register for this free event and the Zoom information will follow: https://bit.ly/2yjxoNv

Tuesday, June 16 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Event Type

Virtual

OCC Goal Areas

Wellness

Catalog of Opportunities

Diverse Perspectives

Tags

CTSI