Co-sponsored by the REACH Equity Center and the Center for Community and Population Health Improvement, the Health Disparities Research Works in Progress (RWIP) is a seminar series that occurs on the first and third Mondays of each month from September-June from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m in Duke Medicine Pavilion Room DMP2W96. These interactive seminars and workshops feature talks from junior and senior faculty investigators about current research and projects in development. The seminars include opportunities for questions and feedback from attendees. For information about the location, the presenters, and the topics for RWIP, please refer to the table below. To subscribe or unsubscribe to our listserv:

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September 16, 2019Eliana Perrin, MD
Professor, Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Primary Care
Pediatric Obesity Prevention in Diverse PopulationsDuke Medicine Pavilion
Room DMP2W96
October 7, 2019Michelle White, MD
Assistant Professor
Beyond Proximity: Place and Child HealthDuke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
October 21, 2019Tolu Oyesanya, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
REACH Equity IDC Career Development Scholar
Reducing Disparities in the Transition from Hospital to Home for Patients with TBI and their Families Duke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
November 4, 2019
Iris Padilla, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing;

Kara McGee, PhD
Clinical Instructor
School of Nursing
Transition of Care Model for Latinos with Type 2 Diabetes

Using Practicing Clinicians to Inform Health Disparities Education
Duke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
November 18, 2019Charity Oyedeji, MD
REACH Equity RET Scholar
Disparities in Advance Care Planning for Adults with Sickle Cell DiseaseDuke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
December 2, 2019
Irene Felsman, DNP, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

John Purakal, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Surgery, Emergency Medicine
Adapting a Group Health Intervention for Refugee Women for Other Groups

Social Determinants of Health in Cardiovascular Disease
Duke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
December 16, 2019Heather Farmer, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Matthew Dupre, PhD
Associate Professor
Population Health Sciences
REACH Equity RET Voucher Awardee
Leveraging Patient-reported Data to Address Racial Disparities in 30-day Readmission of Patients with Cardiovascular Disease Duke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
January 6, 2020Jennifer Freedman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Medical Oncology
Duke Cancer Institute
Translational Cancer Disparities Research: Toward Novel Underlying Molecular Mechanisms, Biomarkers, and Therapeutic AgentsDuke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
January 27, 2020Lola Fayanju, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, VA Durham Breast Clinic
Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes and TreatmentDuke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
February 3, 2020
Special Lunch Lecture:
Exercise is Medicine
2020 Colloquium
NiCole Keith, PhD
Indiana University
President, American College of Sports Medicine
Addressing Health Disparities to Increase Physical Activity, Improve Fitness, and Influence Health OutcomesTrent Semans Great Hall
February 17, 2020Tiarney Ritchwood, MD
Assistant Professor
Family Medicine & Community Health
REACH Equity IDC Career Development Scholar
A Clinic-based, Digital Health Intervention to Retain Adolescents in HIV CareDuke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and History
Director, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine
History, Race, and Health Disparities in DurhamDuke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
March 16, 2020Melissa Kay, PhD
Research Scholar
Duke Global Health Institute
REACH Equity IDC Career Development Scholar
Feasibility of Delivering a Digital Intervention to Increase Diet Quality Among WIC RecipientsDuke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
April 6, 2020
Audrey Blewer, PhD
Medical Instructor
Family Medicine and Community Health

Meredith Sooy
Pediatrics Primary Care
Improving Racial and Ethic Inequities for Layperson Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Patients with Complex Heart Disease and Outcomes Related to Racial and Social Isolation
Duke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
April 20, 2020Nia Mitchell, MD
Assistant Professor
Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Duke Cancer Institute
Duke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
May 4, 2020Clarissa Diamantidis, MD
Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Acute Kidney Injury Incidence and Outcomes Following Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (angioplasty with stent)Duke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
May 18, 2020No RWIP Seminar REACH Equity 2020 ColloquiumTrent Semans Center, Great Hall
June 1, 2020Charmaine Royal, PhD
Associate Professor
African & African American Studies; Biology; Family Medicine & Community Health;
Associate Research Professor
Duke Global Health Institute
TBADuke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96
June 15, 2020Year in ReviewDuke Medicine Pavilion, Room 2W96