The Dr. Paula Show, Tuesday 6/27 At 11 AM: Dr. Andrew Boyd

Andrew BoydThe June 27th airing of the Dr. Paula Show will feature Dr. Andy Boyd, M.D. Dr. Boyd will be talking with Dr. Paula about what the term “health informatics” means, how it can be used to address issues of low health literacy in diverse patient populations, and will also discuss some of the research he is currently working on in the area of patient engagement.

Dr. Boyd is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences. He was awarded the 2015 UIC Researcher of the Year in Clinical Sciences, Rising Star award for his contribution to the field of Health Informatics.  He serves on the UIC senate, and is a member of the Information Technology Governance Research Committee. He has been a PI, Co-PI, Co-I on numerous grants from the NIH, DOD, and private foundations. Dr. Boyd’s research focuses on “data simplification to improve clinical outcomes” engaging administrators, researchers and patients.

If you have any suggestions for topics or interviews you would like to hear on the Dr. Paula Show, let us know! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.

The Dr. Paula Show, Tuesday 6/13 At 11 AM: Dr. Robert Molokie

DID YOU KNOW JUNE 19TH IS WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY?

To learn more about this SCD, click here

molokieThe next Dr. Paula Show features Dr. Robert Molokie, Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the UIC Department of Medicine. The show will air on June 13th at 11:00 AM. He will be sharing his thoughts on his role at the UIC Sickle Cell Center, how health literacy of patients impact their treatment and outcomes and Health Injustice in patients with Sickle Cell and how to reduce them.

Dr. Molokie is an Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the UIC Department of Medicine.  He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and continued on to complete an internal medicine residency at the University as well. He then went on to complete a hematology/oncology fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. He was awarded the Regional Top Doctor by Castle Connolly in 2014. His area of interest is sickle cell anemia. He is also a Co-Investigator on the NIH funded study on chronic pain in adults with sickle cell disease.

If you have any suggestions for topics or interviews you would like to hear on the Dr. Paula Show, let us know! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.

The Dr. Paula Show, Re-airing Interview with Dr. Mona Khanna

monaThe Dr. Paula Show will be re-airing our interview with Dr. Mona Khanna, M.D on Tuesday, May 16th at 11 AM. She will be sharing her thoughts on the delivery of health services and information to the incredibly diverse populations, the importance and challenges involved in providing the public with clear and accurate information and the challenges experienced while promoting health literacy in terms of patient care.

Dr. Mona is a triple board-certified medical doctor and an Emmy award-winning medical journalist who is committed to making a difference in the lives of others through raising health literacy and promoting healthy behaviors. Dr. Mona attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and then went on to medical school at the University of Illinois, where she is now a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Associate in the Center for Global Health. After completing medical school and three specialty residencies, she became one of the country’s youngest medical directors. She left executive medicine in 2002 with the goal of empowering patients through health education on television as a medical reporter. She travels annually on medical missions and is an acclaimed humanitarian and disaster volunteer for which she has been recognized with the 2013 American College of Physicians Volunteerism Award . At Ground Zero on September 11th , Dr. Mona became the first physician to report from the frontlines of a disaster site while providing care. She reported from New York after Superstorm Sandy, Port-au-Prince after the Haiti earthquake, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and Indonesia after the Indian Ocean tsunami. Dr. Mona has received more than 50 honors in the past decade, including five Emmy Award nominations, the Award of Valor from the National Association of Minority Media Executives and the Leadership Award from the American Medical Association Foundation. She has hosted and co-produced two award-winning ½-hour medical specials “Diagnosis: Cancer,” and “Cheap Medicine: Mexico’s Medications.” She has empowered people across the globe through television, radio, magazine, newspaper and online heath reports as well as her work as an emergency volunteer, and is a popular event speaker on health disparities, leadership, public health, emergency preparedness, humanitarianism, and medicine and the media.

Do you have an idea for a Dr. Paula Show topic? Is there someone you would like to hear interviewed on the topic of health literacy? Share you suggestions with us! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.

The Dr. Paula Show, Tuesday 05/02 At 11 AM: Dr. Susan Magasi

susanThe next Dr. Paula Show will feature Dr. Susan Magasi, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences. The show will air on Tuesday, May 2nd at 11 AM. She will be sharing her thoughts on her research project, the implications of her research in terms of Health Literacy and how her research methods are beneficial to people with disabilities.

Dr. Susan Magasi is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy in the UIC College of Applied Health Sciences. Her work focuses on qualitative methodology, knowledge translation and health care equity for people with disabilities. Her work is conducted in collaboration with renowned researchers and disability advocates, with the purpose of improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. She has developed a national and international reputation as a qualitative methodologist and health disparities expert, and was a recipient of the 2016 UIC Researcher and Scholar of the Year Rising Star award.

Do you have an idea for a Dr. Paula Show topic? Is there someone you would like to hear interviewed on the topic of health literacy? Share you suggestions with us! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.

The Dr. Paula Show, Tuesday 04/04 At 11 AM: Dr. Cynthia Barnes-Boyd

boydApril is National Minority Health Month 2016!

The theme for 2016 is “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation.” The next Dr. Paula show will feature Dr. Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, Director of the Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCEAN-HP) . The show will air on Tuesday, April 4th at 11 AM. Dr. Barnes-Boyd will be sharing her thoughts on addressing health literacy among diverse communities, the most significant social or cultural contributors to health disparities among diverse populations and the factors considered for promoting healthy diverse communities that are economically challenged.

Dr. Cynthia (Cee) Barnes-Boyd is the Director of the Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCEAN-HP) which focuses on community engagement in service, research and education university/community partnerships. She is a Senior Director for Mile Square Health Center with responsibility for the School Based Health Center Network and an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health and College of Nursing. Dr. Boyd is also the Director of the UIC Healthy City Collaborative which brings together researchers and community partners that have an interest in community engaged or community participatory research. Through the Collaborative, Dr. Boyd has served as a director, co-investigator or evaluation director for several community engaged research programs including the CDC supported REACH US and the Center for Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities. She administers the USDA supported Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion, a city-wide nutrition education initiative for low income families. Her interest and research focuses on social and cultural contributors to health disparities, service utilization barriers and health problems of importance to racioethnic groups.

Do you have an idea for a Dr. Paula Show topic? Is there someone you would like to hear interviewed on the topic of health literacy? Share you suggestions with us! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.

The Dr. Paula Show, Tuesday 03/28 At 11 AM: Nicole Robinson

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March is National Nutrition Month®,  a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”, which acts as a reminder that each bite counts. Making just small shifts in our food choices, can add up over time. Click here to visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website, where you can find a wealth of information to help you and the people you care for make good choices!

Sometimes there are environmental or socioeconomic issues that can limit the amount of good food options available to us. On the next Dr. Paula Show, Dr. Allen-Meares will be speaking with Nicole Robinson, VP of Community Impact for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which is working to provide solutions to these issues. The show will air on Tuesday, March 28th at 11 AM. Nicole will be sharing her thoughts on the goals and activities of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, importance of food insecurity in Metro Chicago and what the Food Depository does in addressing issues related to health literacy and health disparities.

Nicole Robinson, VP of Community Impact for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.Born in Chicago and a product of Chicago Public Schools,  Nicole now leads the Food Depository’s partnerships with community organizations to address the root causes of hunger and provide nutritious food for people in need across Cook County.
Prior to joining the Food Depository, Nicole served as head of the Mondelēz pronounced mohn-dah-LEEZ’) International Foundation funding community programs designed to promote good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. She has worked with the United Nations World Food Program and a variety of multinational NGOs, including CARE, Save the Children and INMED Partnerships for Children.

Do you have an idea for a Dr. Paula Show topic? Is there someone you would like to hear interviewed on the topic of health literacy? Share you suggestions with us! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.

The Dr. Paula Show, Tuesday 03/07 At 11 AM: Dr. Barbara Jung

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and to honor this observance the next Dr. Paula Show will feature Dr. Barbara Jung, Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The show will air on Tuesday, March 7th at 11 AM. Dr. Jung will be sharing her thoughts on the importance of colon cancer, her research on the biological and behavioral factors contributing to the increased colon cancer mortality in African Americans and how her division addresses health literacy among diverse patient populations.

For more information on Colorectal Cancer Awareness, visit this CDC site.

Dr. Jung is the Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Her clinical expertise includes diagnosis and management of patients at increased risk for GI cancers to include but not limited to Lynch and polyposis syndromes. As part of her interest, she is spearheading a clinical and tissue registry, to answer questions pertaining to high risk GI cancer conditions. In addition, Dr. Jung has an active basic science laboratory studying the mechanisms of colon cancer progression and metastasis, as well as potential biomarkers to predict treatment outcomes. Dr. Jung received her MD from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. Her medical residency and Gastroenterology fellowship training was completed at the University of California in San Diego. She joined the UIC faculty in 2013.

Do you have an idea for a Dr. Paula Show topic? Is there someone you would like to hear interviewed on the topic of health literacy? Share you suggestions with us! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.

The Dr. Paula Show, Tuesday 02/21 At 11 AM: Dr. Robert Barish

barishThe next Dr. Paula Show will feature Dr. Robert Barish, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The show will air on Tuesday, February 21st at 11 AM. Dr. Barish will be sharing his thoughts on the vision of his office, challenges it faces and what he forsees as its role in the advancement of heath literacy.

Dr. Robert A. Barish, M. D., is the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has served as Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of University Care at the University of Maryland Medical. Under his leadership, the emergency medicine residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center became one of the largest and most sought after in the country and grew to national prominence, recruiting renowned clinicians and educators. He served as chancellor of the LSU Health Sciences Center at (SHREEVE-port) Shreveport from 2009 to 2015, where he provided leadership for the schools of medicine, allied health, and graduate programs; a major academic medical center; and two affiliated hospitals. A former lieutenant colonel and flight surgeon in the Maryland Air National Guard, Dr. Barish was among a select group invited to become a NASA astronaut candidate in the early 1990s.

Do you have an idea for a Dr. Paula Show topic? Is there someone you would like to hear interviewed on the topic of health literacy? Share you suggestions with us! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.

 

The Dr. Paula Show, Tuesday 02/07 At 11 AM: Carolyn Dickens

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Did you know that February is American Heart Month? To find out how making small changes can have a big effect on your heart health and for more information on how to support American Heart Month, visit this CDC link.  The next Dr. Paula Show will feature Carolyn Dickens, Nurse Practitioner at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and the Director of the Heart Failure Readmission Program. The show will air on Tuesday, February 7th at 11 AM. Carolyn will be sharing her thoughts on increasing health literacy awareness on nurses, interventions implemented to reduce heart failure readmissions and barriers observed among economically diverse patient populations.

Carolyn Dickens is a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and the Director of the Heart Failure Readmission Program. Clinically, she has been in practice since 1999 in a variety of cardiovascular settings. Current clinical responsibilities include directing heart failure patient care in the inpatient setting with a specific focus on preventing heart failure readmissions. She also developed and implemented a transitional care clinic in the outpatient setting. Carolyn co-chairs the Reducing Unwanted Heart Failure Readmission (RUHFR) committee and is actively involved in several other hospital quality initiatives. From an academic standpoint, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Johns Hopkins University after receiving her BSN from the University of Iowa. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the UIC CON with a research focus on examining self-care among low socioeconomic status patients who have heart failure. Carolyn has published and lectured widely on topics pertaining to health literacy, patient education and issues effecting low SES patient populations. She is an active member of Heart Failure Society of America, American Heart Association, Sigma Theta Tau and Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses.

Do you have an idea for a Dr. Paula Show topic? Is there someone you would like to hear interviewed on the topic of health literacy? Share you suggestions with us! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.

 

THE DR. PAULA SHOW, TUESDAY 01/24 AT 11 AM: DR. JERRY KRISHNAN

The next Dr.Paula Show will feature Dr. Jerry Krishnan, Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health Sciences in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. The show will air on January 24th at 11:00 AM. He will be sharing his thoughts on population based sciences, his office’s role to address issues of health disparities and health literacy and preventive interventions for health disparities observed in patients having asthma and other lung disorders.

Dr. Krishnan is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health Sciences in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health System).  He is a physician-scientist with expertise in the care of patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other lung disorders.  He is a principal investigator of multiple studies which focus on identifying the most effective treatments and educational and support programs to improve health outcomes for patients with pulmonary disorders. Dr. Krishnan was previously chairman of the Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Do you have an idea for a Dr. Paula Show topic? Is there someone you would like to hear interviewed on the topic of health literacy? Share you suggestions with us! Contact Brienne Lowry at bdavis7@uic.edu.