Health Sciences Chair Jeanne Isabel will continue her research on diabetes screening assessment for people living in Belize. Original testing was done in November 2016 and June 2017. The testing planned for June 2018 will include retesting of individuals with previous results in the pre-diabetic or diabetic range for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). She intends to explore Belize’s naturally occurring herbs that may be beneficial for those patients with diabetes. Participants will also benefit from education related to healthy eating and exercise.
Public Health Assistant Professor Sarah Geiger has been accepted to a prestigious cardiovascular research program sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. She will participate in a 10-day seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke 2018, in Tahoe City, California. According to the organization’s website, the conference goal is to “enhance the ability of participants to pursue successful careers related to the epidemiology and prevention of heart disease and stroke, and the promotion of cardiovascular health through development of competencies related to grant writing, manuscript development, teaching, and clinical public health practice.”