On Fri., Aug. 26, 2022 the Rural & Underserved Health Research Center (RUHRC) hosted its second Symposium event to share new rural health research with in-person and virtual audiences. More than 50 people attended the event in-person or by Zoom, followed by a discussion with RUHRC advisory board members.
“We were glad to have the opportunity to bring together our faculty and advisory board to share their knowledge with people interested in rural health issues,” said Tyrone Borders, PhD, director of the RUHRC.
The Symposium began with an introduction from College of Nursing Dean Janie Heath, followed by presentations from RUHRC faculty with opportunities for questions/comments from the audience. The final portion of the morning was a brief panel discussion with the RUHRC advisory board.
The RUHRC would like to thank Dean Heath for her attendance and remarks as well as its advisory board members Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH; Veronica Cecil, JD; Mary Charlton, PhD; Gilbert Liu, MD; Alan Morgan, MPA; and Tim Putnam, DHA, MBA.
(Left to right) Dr. Lars Peterson, Dr. Ty Borders, and UK College of Nursing Dean Dr. Janie Heath chat before the 2022 RUHRC symposium. (Credit: Richie Wireman)
RUHRC Director Dr. Ty Borders presents a summary of the RUHRC before sharing a new policy brief on rural/urban variation in colorectal cancer screenings. (Credit: Richie Wireman)
Dr. Chris Delcher, UK College of Pharmacy, shares research on naloxone paid by Medicare and Medicaid comparing metro and non-metro areas. (Credit: Richie Wireman)
RUHRC Deputy Director Dr. Jeffery Talbert answers questions from a virtual audience after his presentation on diabetes prevalence and monitoring among rural and urban populations. The Zoom presentation reached more than 40 attendees from UK and other institutions. (Credit: Richie Wireman)
Dr. Lars Peterson, American Board of Family Medicine and UK College of Medicine, explains the social determinants of health model (SDOH) as part of his presentation on family medicine practices’ ability to address SDOH needs. (Credit: Richie Wireman)
(Left to right) RUHRC advisory board members Tim Putnam, DHA, MBA, formerly of Margaret Mary Health; Alan Morgan, MPA, of the National Rural Health Association; and Gilbert Liu, MD, of the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center provide input during a panel discussion about rural health issues following the faculty presentations. Other advisory board members joined virtually. (Credit: Richie Wireman)