You can find up to date details on the event page for all the talks in this series
Spring 2023; January 18 – May, Wednesdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST.
Presented over Zoom. Registration is free!
Hosting Organizations: MSE and the University of Maine Institute of Medicine.
Seminar 2 of the ‘Gut microbiome, nutrition, and food security’ theme
Theme organized by Sue Ishaq
“Exploring Health Determinants, Gut Microbiome, and Health Outcomes in Immigrants”
Dr. Dany Fanfan, Ph.D., MSN, RN
January 25, 2023; Wednesday,11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. This event has passed, watch the recording here.
Dr. Dany Fanfan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida (UF) College of Nursing. Before becoming a faculty, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Florida International University, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Nursing at the University of South Florida, and a post-doctoral fellowship at UF focused on mental health research with and for underrepresented populations (e.g., Latino/Haitian immigrant farmworkers, rural Latino/LGBTQ+ adolescents) using a community-based participatory research approach and social network analysis. She teaches and engages in multidisciplinary mixed-methods research dedicated to advancing the science and practice of reducing mental health disparities among minoritized immigrants by exploring the underlying biobehavioral, cultural, and psychosocial mechanisms of distress symptoms. With support from an NIH K23 career development award, she is now incorporating microbial metagenomics and bioinformatics methods in her research by examining the associations between post-migration social determinants of health, gut microbiome, and psychological distress among recent Haitian immigrants. The long-term goal of her interdisciplinary translational program of research is to identify and address the conditions that create and sustain health disparities in minoritized populations as well as develop and test culturally responsive interventions that target social, behavioral, and biological determinants of health to improve long-term health outcomes, reduce behavioral and mental health disparities, and increase health equity.
Upcoming Seminars of the ‘Gut microbiome, nutrition, and food security’ theme
“Personalized nutrition and the human gut microbiome”
Dr. Sean Gibbons, PhD
February 1, 2023; Wednesday,11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. Register for the Zoom link here.
Panel discussion on Gut microbiome, nutrition, and food security
February 8, 2023; Wednesday,11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. Register for the Zoom link here.
This week, we’ll be bringing all of our Theme 1 speakers back to engage in a panel discussion together on the gut microbiome. Panel will be hosted by Sue Ishaq.
Please note, this session will only be featured live in real-time and will not be recorded.
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