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Congratulations to GREMAP member Julia Foutz, MPH on her new position as a Research Analyst with the DC office of the Kaiser Family Foundation!

The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. The foundation serves as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public. As a research analyst Julia will contribute to the foundation mission to develop and conduct policy analysis, journalism and communications programs.

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Endocrine Today has written an article about Dr. Jeannie Concha's paper Culture-centered approaches: the relevance of assessing emotional health for Latinos with type 2 diabetes. This paper examines whether medical doctors are asking Latinos with diabetes about emotional problems, an important comorbidity in diabetes care.

Dr. Mezuk has been awarded the Busse Research Award in Social & Behavioral Sciences by the Duke University Center on Aging.

This award, given in honor of Duke Aging Center founding director Edwald W. Busse, is awarded in recognition of significant contributions to research on aging.

Dr. Mezuk will receive the award and give a presentation on her work on September 25.

Dr. Briana Mezuk will be a keynote speaker at McGill University's Conference on Prediabetes and Mental Health.

This conference, which will be held November 12-13 in Montreal, Quebec, will bring together researchers, policy-makers, and other stake-holders to share knowledge on the role mental health may play in the transition from prediabetes to type II diabetes, and to identify future research priorities in this area.

In recognition of her record of excellence in research, teaching, and service, Dr. Briana Mezuk has been awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

Congratulations Dr. Mezuk!

Dr. Jeannie Concha has received a Summer 2015 Travel Award from the Virginia Commonwealth University Postdoctoral Association.

Dr. Concha will be presenting at the Collaborating across Borders V, the Interprofessional Journey conference in Roanoke, VA on “Interprofessional Education to Promote Culturally Competent Diabetes Care”.

GREMAP alum Kristen Rice, MPH recently participated in the White House Conference on Aging (http://www.whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/) through her role as a research associate with the Lewin Group. Congrats Kristen!

Dr. Moon Choi, Assistant Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology and former post-doctoral fellow at VCU, visited the Division of Epidemiology on July 7th and presented a seminar entitled "When the longevity revolution meets the data revolution."

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Dr. Moon Choi, Assistant Professor at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology and former post-doctoral fellow at VCU, visited the Division of Epidemiology on July 7th and presented a seminar entitled 'When the longevity revolution meets the data revolution."