Lights, camera, distance learning!
No matter where you are, students, teachers and science centers can engage in real-time discussions with leading biomedical researchers through Interactive Video Distance Learning (IVDL) and web streaming.
Designed for students in grades 7 through 12, the BMT: STEM distance learning programs explore the links between diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Northeast Ohio medical researchers share their cutting edge approaches to disease prevention and management.
BMT: STEM programs are aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Science, Mathematics, and Technology Content Standards and National Science Education Standards. Due to the nature of the health care industry, dates and speakers are subject to change.
To register, please contact John Ramicone, NOTA Program Manager at WVIZ, 216-916-6260, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tune in to these exciting programs produced by the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio!Check back in Fall of 2011 for the schedule of 2012 presenters.
2103 BMT: STEM Presenters:
Wednesday, January 16 at 1:00 PM
Sarah McAleer, RD, LD, MEd from The Center for Childhood Diabetes, Activity & Nutrition, University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University
Topic: Innovative Behavioral Interventions to Treat Childhood Obesity
Description: Sarah McAleer, RD, LD, MEd is a registered dietitian and master’s trained exercise physiologist. Ms. McAleer will present on the types of jobs available for someone with this training and background. She will discuss the importance of research to understand current health and disease conditions and, more specifically, the topic of childhood obesity which has been the primary focus of her career. Finally, she will talk about her experience working on two behavioral studies working to combat childhood obesity in children.
Wednesday, February 27 at 10:00 AM
Carolyn E. Landis, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrics and Psychology, The Center for Childhood Diabetes, Activity and Nutrition, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Topic: Obesity and Sleep
Description: Meet Dr. Landis, a clinical psychologist, and learn how she studies the impact of lifestyle habits on youth wellness. Find out the how obesity impacts sleep and overall health. Dr. Landis will share her research on new methods of helping overweight and obese children and teens.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 at 10:00 AM
Sarah Drewes Jones, RD, School Intervention Coordinator, and Navigators, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University.
Navigators: Marissa Starin, Alison Brawner, Erika Hood, Eileen Bringman, Charles Vaughn, & Kevin Marable
Topic: IMPACTing Healthy Lifestyles in Youth Using Multi- level Research
Description: The presentation will address the school-based, community intervention of the national NIH clinical trial, COPTR. The study aims to combat overweight and obesity in Cleveland middle schoolers through a multi-level intervention.
The speakers for this presentation represent the school intervention team for the IMPACT study, one of the four COPTR sites that is housed at Case Western Reserve University. The school intervention coordinator (Sarah Jones) is responsible for the supervision of 6 Navigators, who are implementing the school intervention in 29 Cleveland middle schools. Each Navigator is responsible for 4-6 schools each and assists with the already-existing We Run This City Youth Marathon Program. The school intervention staff include specialists in dietetics, exercise science, education, public health, and even social work, which is what makes this team unique and successful
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 AT 10:00 AM
Eileen Seeholzer, MD, Director, Obesity and Weight Management Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Dr. Seeholzer is the Director of the Weight Management Program, which she began in 2003 at MetroHealth Medical Center. She is also the Director of the Adult Weight Management and Healthy Lifestyles initiative, a ten-year project funded by the St. Luke’s Foundation. She is certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABBM) and the American Board of Bariatric Medicine (ABBM). Three years ago, Dr. Seeholzer was appointed Medical Director of the new MetroHealthy Employee Wellness Program. She received her Medical and Master of Science degrees from Case Western School of Medicine. Dr. Seeholzer completed her residency and served as Chief of Residents at MetroHealth Medical Center. She is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
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