ATRN 2023 Annual Health Summit
*Agenda times and content subject to change.
Summit Venue: The Mountainlair - 1550 University Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26506-6108
Download the ATRN 2023 Annual Health Summit Oral Abstracts Guide

Friday, October 6, 2023

8:30 am - 9:00 am 

Registration Open

9:00 am - 9:15 am 

Rajan Lamichhane, PhD, ATRN Summit Planning Committee Chair, ATRN Chair-Elect
Assistant Professor, Biostatistician
Department of Clinical and Translational Sciences (DCTS)
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Plenary Session - A Tale of Two Counties: Building Infrastructure and Access to Promote Maternal Health Equity in Ohio Appalachia
Location: Ballroom

Dr. Seuli Brill, Chief of the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Section and Research Director for the OSU Division of General Internal Medicine
Founding Director of the Center for Health Outcomes in Medicine Scholarship and Service (HOMES)
Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break and Visit Exhibitors
Thank you to our Sponsor Partners! 

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

Session 1 - Training and Education
Location: Greenbrier

Engaging Rural Community Gatekeepers in Lethal Means Counseling
Eva J. Hanson, University of Cincinnati 

Results of a Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training (MBRT) Intervention among West Virginia Rural Healthcare and Public Safety Workers
Keith J. Zullig, West Virginia University 

Implementing the Person-Centered Trauma-Informed Care provider training in West Virginia: Leveraging a state-university Partnership
Ranjita Misra, West Virginia University 

Evaluation of Pilot Program Designed to Increase Reproductive Health Literacy in Adolescent Females in West Virginia
Nicole Newman, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 

Session 2 - Dissemination and Implementation Strategies
Location: Cathedral

Communicating with Strategy: Using Behavioral Insights to Tailor Effective Colorectal and Lung Cancer Screening Messages for Appalachians
Dannell D. Boatman, West Virginia University 

Student-Led Mobile Health Clinic: Impact on Health Education and Behaviors in a Rural Community
Emma Guare, Penn State University 

Implementation of Multifaceted Evidence-Based Interventions Increases FIT Colorectal Cancer Test Return Rate at a WV Safety Net Clinic Serving Underrepresented Groups: A Case Study
Catherine Whitworth, West Virginia University 

Session 3 - Physical Activity and Health Outcomes
Location: Laurel
Teen Physical Activity predicted by Parental Behavioral Control and Solicitation and not by Helicopter Parenting
Avneet Batra, West Virginia University 

Who Needs a Plan? The "Whys" and "Hows" of Planning to Promote Physical Activity
Eloise Elliott, West Virginia University 

Maximizing Participation in Future Research to Improve Rural Health Disparities
Katrina Wilhite, West Virginia University 

Physical Activity and Pregnancy in Appalachia
Bethany Barone Gibbs, West Virginia University 

Session 4 - Health Disparities and Methods to Address Disparities
Location: Rhododendron

A Land Trust for the People, By the People: Uplifting East Knoxville, Tennesse
Hailey Lewis, University of Tennessee Knoxville

The Correlations Between Adult Illiteracy and Public Health Outcomes in Appalachia
Marcus J. Hopkins, Appalachian Learning Initiative

Improving Health In Appalachia
Mary Emmett, Charleston Area Medical Center

A Systematic Review of Common Health Outcomes and Leading Determinants of Health in Appalachia
Maitri Patel, The University of Virginia

11:30 am - 11:45 am

Break and Visit Exhibitors - Pick up Boxed Lunch
Thank you to our Sponsor Partners! 

11:55 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch and Plenary Session - Food Insecurity & Health: The Opportunity to Build Clinical and Community Partnerships to Help Patients with Unmet Food Needs
Location: Ballroom

Deepak Palakshappa, MD, MSHP
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
Wake Forest University Medical Center

Food insecurity is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods and is a major public health problem in the U.S., particularly in Appalachia. This presentation will describe the impact of food insecurity on health and the growing interest among health systems and healthcare providers in ‘food is medicine’ initiatives. The presentation will also discuss the potential opportunity to build clinical and community partnerships to more effectively assist patients and families with unmet food needs

12:45 pm

Summit Closing 
Rajan Lamichhane, PhD, ATRN Summit Planning Committee Chair, ATRN Chair-Elect
Assistant Professor, Biostatistician
Department of Clinical and Translational Sciences (DCTS)
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University

461 Cochran Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

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