Dr. Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson has been selected to serve a three-year term on the Awards Committee of the Society for Epidemiologic Research. The Awards Committee manages the nomination and selection process for awards for career achievements, service, education, early career investigators, postdocs, and students.

GREMAP faculty member Dr. Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson has been awarded the Award of Excellence for Best Teacher in the PhD program for 2016-2017, from the Division of Epidemiology. This award is in recognition of her outstanding work teaching and mentoring students in the PhD program.

Congratulations Shawnita!!!

GREMAP alumnus Dr. Monique Brown has been featured in a profile at ConnectTheAges. This profile features her work as a research assistant professor in epidemiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and the path she took to her career in researching sexual health in older adults.

Keep up the great work Monique!

GREMAP member Natalie Bareis has successfully passed the defense of her dissertation, "Person-Centered Treatment to Optimize Psychiatric Medication Adherence". She will soon begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the New York State Psychitaric Institute in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University.

Congratulations DOCTOR Bareis!!!

Natalie Bareis and Briana Mezuk

Natalie Bareis has accepted a post-doctoral position at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University. She will continue her research on medication adherence and improving care for individuals with bipolar disorder.

Congratulations Natalie!

GREMAP member Joshua Montgomery has been accepted into the Fourteenth-Annual "Careers in Cancer Control Research" Summer Institute sponsored by the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Josh will spend a week working with experts in the field of Cancer Control and learning about research in the field.

Congratulations Josh!

GREMAP member Kristen Kelly has been accepted as a pre-doctoral trainee in the Genome Science Training Program at the University of Michigan. This program provides advanced training in statistical, computational, and molecular genetics.

Congratulations Kristen!

We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting a poster our evaluation of the YMCA Diabetes Control Program at the 2017 American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California (June 9 – 13)!

Our abstract entitled “Evaluating a Community-Based Diabetes Self-Management Program: Lessons Learned from an Academic–Community Research Partnership” will be displayed in the Diabetes Education section of the poster session.

The American Diabetes Association Scientific Meeting is the world’s largest and most prominent meetings on diabetes. It is attended by over 13,000 diabetes experts, physicians, nurses, researchers, and public health practitioners from around the world. Our poster will be one of 3,000 presentations at the meeting.

Attending this meeting will give our team an opportunity to engage with leaders in the field and other community-engaged research groups. We are excited to share our work, and to learn from others as we work to improve diabetes prevention and control in our community.

For more information about this conference, click here.

American Diabetes Association: 77th Scientific Sessions