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Advancing Academic Prevention & Population Health

The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research is the national membership association of medical and health professions faculty and their institutions advancing prevention and population health education, training, and research.


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Teaching Prevention 2020 Recap

Faculty from across the health professions gathered in San Antonio, Texas on March 2-4, 2020 for three days of programming addressing population health education, training, and research.
The meeting kicked-off with A Tale of Two San Antonios from Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD, PhD; Holly Distinguished Chair, Patient-Centered Medical Home, Professor and Chair of Family & Community Medicine, and Professor of Population Health from UT Health San Antonio, Long School of Medicine.
Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD; Executive Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine addressed the This Is Our Lane movement for health professional advocacy around gun violence in his session Preventing Firearm-related Injury: What Can I Really Do?
Dr. Ruth Berggren,MD, FACP; Director, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethic at UTHealth San Antonio gave an inspiring talk on the role of ethics and professionalism in teaching health professionals to act with compassion and justice. “Experiential learning is the best way to get students to experience humanity” she stated in Humanities and Medicine.
Teaching Prevention is always thinking outside the box around collaborations and linkages in public health. This meeting highlighted an art and public health collaboration that employed qualitative methods to explore poverty in Philadelphia. The topic of compassion and homelessness was featured in the presentation We Are All Homeless given by documentarian and artist Willie Baronet,Willie Baronet, MFA; Professor in Creative Advertising at Southern Methodist University that ended with a standing ovation.
Faculty Poster Winner:
  • Creating Inclusive Courses for an Online MPH Program
    Julie Gast, PhD; Utah State University
Student Poster Winners:
  1. A Systematized Review of Med/Ped Residency Transition Education and Training for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs as they Transition into Adult Care
    Rajit Prasad, MPH(c); East Carolina University
  2. Is Alcohol Education in College Students Beneficial in an Arkansas Dry County?
    Carly Noel, BSPH, MPH, DO(c); New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  3. Active Minds and Bodies: A Healthy Living Course for Seniors Ariana Mora, MD(c), PhD(c) and Janice Marks, DNP, FNP-BC, RN; Emory University School of Medicine


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