For local, state, regional, and national health professionals, the TRANSCEND Program provides continuing education to maximize knowledge and skills in maternal and child health. Continuing Professional Education Unitsnow available for 2020-2021 research seminars and the "Food Insecurity Measurement: Advances and Innovation" 2020 conference (scroll down below to watch!)Email Dr. Meg Bruening at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the CPE units.
Ongoing activities include: Virtual Journal Club. We host a free journal club via Zoom three times per year. All MCH professionals are welcome to participate! This activity is eligible for 1 CPE unit for registered-dietitian nutritionists. No pre-approval is needed. Research seminars. Throughout the year, the TRANSCEND program will host researchers to present emerging translational science related to maternal child health and nutrition. These webinars are targeted to professionals, graduate students, and faculty. Although, anyone is welcome to participate. All seminars will be recorded and posted here or you can subscribe to theASU TRANSCEND in MCH Nutrition Channelto stay up to date.
See past seminars here! 2020-2021 Research Seminars: Kimberly O'Brien. Mineral Metabolism During Pregnancy: Myths & Misconceptions. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! CPEU's available! Angela Odoms-Young. Addressing Social and Structural Determinants of Dietary Behavior in the US: Using Community-Based Participatory Approaches to Advance Health Equity and Food Justice. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! CPEU's available! Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan. Restoring Indigenous Food Systems to Improve Native Health. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! CPEU's available! Jessica Alvarez. Cystic Fibrosis: Re-Thinking Nutrition Care for Life-Long Health. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! CPEU's available! Eileen McGrath. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Extremely Pre-term, Extremely Low Birthweight Infants. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! CPEU's available!
2019-2020 Research Seminars: Beate Peter. Clinical trial leverages newborn diagnoses of classic galactosemia toward preventing severe speech and language disorders in infancy. Cady Berkel.Implementing a family-based prevention program to improve child health in primary care settings. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! Punam Ohri-Vachaspati.Spillover effects of food assistance programs. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! Katie Hinde.Mother's milk & brain organization: Behavior, cognition, & neuroenergetics in animal model systems. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! Marisol Perez. Binge eating among ethnic minorities: Cultural-specific and theory-driven risk factors. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! Meghan Azad. Breastfeeding, human milk bioactives and the developmental origins of atopic disease in the CHILD Cohort. Jessica Jones-Smith.Economic resources and childhood obesity. CLICK HERE to view the seminar!
2018-2019 Research Seminars: Katie Hinde. Life history tactics & tradeoffs in the context of the mother-infant dyad. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! Justin Ryder. Challenges and innovative opportunities in treating pediatric obesity. CLICK HERE to view the seminar! Roseanne Schuster. Global considerations for water and food security in maternal child populations. Daniel Hruschka. Hidden Undernutrition: How universal cutoffs can fail to capture stunting in low and middle income countries. Erica Forzani. Novel tools for assessment of energy balance and macronutrients utilization. How could we implement them for weight and health management? Lisa Tussing-Humphreys. Maternal iron isotopes. CLICK HERE to view the seminar!
More Activities: TRANSCEND-Affiliated Events: In 2019, Leveraging Programs to Support Maternal and Child Health and Food Security was presented by Kelli Begay, MS MBA RDN (Kickapoo/Seminole/Mvskoke Creek)*, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, Indian Health Service, Rockville, MD; and Patty Keane, MS, RDN*, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. We also hosted two focus groups with dietitians and nutritionists serving native populations. Building Healthy Lifestyle Conference-This two-day conference features research and opportunities for healthcare, fitness, and medical professionals. The TRANSCEND Program sponsors a MCH speaker annually to this event, broadening the scope for interprofessional collaboration within the field of MCH nutrition. In 2019, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Martin Kohlmeier, who presented a workshop on personalized nutrition to over 200 participants.