Format: Monthly 60 minutes second Tuesday of each month, 4pm-5pm. Chaired by Drs. Keefe, Bettger, and Colón-Emeric. Open to Roybal Center investigators, trainees, visiting scientists, as well as investigators/trainees from Duke and other institutions.
Long-Term Goal: To serve as an incubator and intellectual resource for developing novel, theory-based interventions to optimize health, promote functional independence and prevent disability among adults.
Vision: This Working Group will provide a venue for scholarly and open exchange among investigators who have a keen interest in translational intervention research. The Working Group is designed to provide a creative and supportive environment that encourages innovation and enhances the translational intervention skills of investigators.
Potential Topics/Presentations: Presenters will give a very brief talk about an intervention they are/or would like to develop and pose a key question they would like input on. Attendees will then each have an opportunity to provide a response. As such, the sessions will provide opportunities for investigators to get input and advice that can be used to shape and refine their intervention development research.
Upcoming Meetings & Presentations (via Zoom):
March 9, 2021: Dr. Kathryn Starr, PhD “Extending Legacy Benefits of Obesity Reduction in Older Adults: A Novel Telehealth Intervention using Nutrition and Exercise“
May 11, 2021: Dr. Sangeeta Joshi, MD “A Feasibility Study Evaluating a Pranayama (Yoga Breathing Exercises) Intervention Towards Improving Mobility in Disabling Dyspnea of Chronic Conditions”