Recent activities and Events

Dr. Paul Juarez has been invited to present at the National Latino Cancer Summit in San Francisco, CA , July 26 – 29, 2016.

Dr. Matthews Juarez will begin her term as Chair of the Intercultural Cancer Council at the 3rd Annual ICC Regional Leadership Summit In Houston TX on June 23-24, 2016.

Dr. Paul Juarez has been invited to participate in the NIMHD Science Vision Workshop in Bethesda, MD, May 19-20, 2016.

The HDRCOE held its annual retreat on May 8 and 9 in Nashville. The focus of the meeting was transitioning to Exposome 3.0 which will include a temporal dimension and incorporate census-tract level data.

Center collaborating investigators include:

  • Paul D. Juarez, PhD
  • Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD
  • Wansoo Im, PhD
  • Darryl Hood, PhD
  • Patricia CiFuentes,PhD (new member)
  • Michael Langston, PhD
  • Arnold Saxton, PhD
  • Gary Rogers, PhD
  • Charles Phillips, PhD (new member)
  • Suzanne Baktash, MPH
  • Mohammad Al-hamden, PhD
  • Charles Mouton, MD
  • Maureen Lichtveld, PhD (dial-in)
  • DeMarc Hickson, PhD (new member, unable to attend)
  • Mohammad Tabatabai, PhD (new member, unable to attend)

HDRCOE has contracted with USRA/NASA Space Science Center to create a 3 km gridded database of PM2.5 for the thirteen southeastern states, for the period 20xx – 20xx.  The data is expected to be ready for use by the end of 2016.

Dr. Im and Ms. Xu are updating the Exposome 3.0 dataset which will incorporate a spatial dimension (1990 – present) and reduce the spatial resolution from county to census tract. In addition, they are overseeing the review and development of  the meta-data. The current Exposome 2.0 dataset includes thousands of unique, county-level, environmental exposures categorized into the natural (air, water, land), built (places you live, work, play, learn, and pray), social (demographic, social, political, and economic), and policy (federal, state and local laws and regulations) environments.

Center websites:

www.communitymappingforhealthequity.org

www.immemphis.com

www.imnashville.com

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