Bavaro Hall (Holloway Hall, First Floor)
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Presentations will last one-half hour; a discussion will follow.
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Charlotte J. Patterson and Samantha Tornello
"Reproductive Health Among Sexual Minority Girls and Young Women"
Many of the problems experienced by sexual minority youth—such as family problems, problems in the peer group, victimization and bullying—have been well documented, but other potential problem areas are less well known. For example, some research with lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents has found early and risky patterns of sexual behavior among sexual minority youth with opposite sex partners. This talk will discuss the first nationally representative examination of sexual and reproductive health among sexual minority girls and young women in the United States. We will explore the differences in sexual and reproductive health behaviors and outcomes among sexual minority youth and their heterosexual peers. This study provides a comprehensive, contemporary profile of sexual and reproductive behavior among female sexual minority and heterosexual youth in the United States.
Charlotte J. Patterson is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and in the Center for Children, Families, and the Law, and is Director of the interdisciplinary program Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the psychology of sexual orientation, with an emphasis on sexual orientation, human development, and family lives. Patterson is best known for her studies of child development in the context of lesbian- and gay-parented families.
Samantha L. Tornello is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the psychology of sexual orientation, with an emphasis on human development and family functioning. Much of her work has focused on parenting, couple functioning, and child development in the context of family systems.
Arthur Weltman will review clinical risk factors associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents. He will also present results of two studies related to lifestyle intervention (in conjunction with colleagues at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville).
Arthur Weltman, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Human Services and a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia. He is the Director of the Exercise Physiology Graduate Program in the Curry School and Director of the Exercise Physiology Core Laboratory in the School of Medicine. He is also Associate Director of the Promoting Healthy Eating and Activity for Youth program area in Youth-Nex. Dr. Weltman's research laboratory has made major contributions in the areas of fitness and health, the blood lactate response to exercise, hormonal responses to acute and chronic exercise (particularly the growth hormone response to exercise), and in the area of lifestyle intervention on outcomes measures associated with cardiometabolic risk. Dr. Weltman is widely published and has been continuously funded as a principal or co-investigator by the National Institutes of Health since 1986. Dr. Weltman serves as grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health. He is the Exercise Physiology Scientific Advisor for the University of Virginia Athletic Department.
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Audio and Slides
"Applying Social Network Analysis to High School Students – An Initial Exploration into Networks of Influence, Belonging, Friendship and Intimidation and How Position in these Networks Shape Class Dynamics and Student Well-Being"
This talk will cover some initial steps to introduce social network analysis into high schools to better understand peer influence on learning and well-being in classes. The survey conducted in this case employs a range of network dimensions to assess both positive and negative network influences. Discussion will center on how network approaches can advance understandings of learning, class dynamics and student well being in high school contexts borrowing lessons from work with over 300 organizations.
Rob Cross is a professor of management at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and Research Director of The Network Roundtable, a consortium of 75 organizations sponsoring research on network applications to critical management issues. His research focuses on how relationships and informal networks in organizations can be analyzed and improved to promote competitive advantage, innovation, customer retention and profitability, leadership effectiveness, talent management and quality of work life.
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Erik Gunderson, MD and James Turner, MD
"Prevention of Hazardous Alcohol Use Among College Students" Audio and Slides
This presentation will provide an overview of the extent and impact of undergraduate binge alcohol consumption, including a review of medical and other consequences leading to frequent emergency department admissions for U.Va. undergraduate students. Outcomes will be reported from a Youth-Nex-sponsored pilot project examining emergency department clinician alcohol screening and intervention practices delivered to undergraduate students with alcohol-related visits (e.g., intoxication, trauma). The project goal is to inform development of prevention efforts to reduce hazardous alcohol consumption and promote healthy decision making among students. Implications of the preliminary findings will be discussed to develop hypothesis-driven protocols for submission to Federal grant agencies.
Erik Gunderson, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and Department of Medicine at University of Virginia. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Addiction Medicine. He completed an Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University. His interdisciplinary work focuses on substance use medical education and treatment effectiveness research.
James Turner, MD, FACHA, is a Professor of Internal Medicine and the Executive Director of the Department of Student Health at University of Virginia. He is Executive Director of the National Social Norms Institute and Past President of the American College Health Association. He has helped facilitate a linkage between Student Health and the Emergency Department, as well as led studies evaluating in the impact of undergraduate alcohol consumption leading to emergency department visits.