Welcome to the UNM Prevention Research Center
Thank you for visiting the website for the Division of Prevention and Population Sciences (DPPS), New Mexico’s Prevention Research Center. We are proud to be one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 37 Prevention Research Centers, and are recognized as a Center of Excellence. We are a part of the University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center, Department of Pediatrics, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
BREAKING NEWS AND EVENTS AT THE PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER:
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Prevention Research Center is hosting a Professional Development Series
at the Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons from
12 noon to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 21 2013.
Qualitative Research Methods with Children and Adolescents
Presenter: Dr Julia Meredith Hess (see flier)
Children and teens are at particular developmental and life stages, with their own perspectives, experiences and vulnerabilities, and they are often perceived as perplexing or challenging as research participants. In this seminar we will discuss a range of qualitative methods for conducting research with kids, including interviews, participant observation, focus groups PhotoVoice, audio diaries, journaling, research via social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and participatory research. Come share your own experience and learn something new to try in your next research project.
For directions or more information call (505) 272-4462.
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
The Prevention Research Center is hosting a Journal Club Presentation at the
Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons (see PDF Flier)
Article for discussion:
Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives? A Systematic Review (Read PDF article)
Crystal Smith-Spangler, MD, MS; Margaret L. Brandeau, PhD; Grace E. Hunter, BA; J. Clay Bavinger, BA; Maren Pearson, BS; Paul J. Eschbach; Vandana Sundaram, MPH; Hau Liu, MD, MS, MBA, MPH; Patricia Schirmer, MD; Christopher Stave, MLS; Ingram Olkin, PhD; and Dena M. Bravata, MD, MS. Ann Intern Med. 4 September 2012;157(5):348-366
Presenter: Alexandra Morshed, MS
Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
From Noon to 1:00 pm
Hookah Use among Youth in New Mexico - Presenter: Alyson Deakyne
Even as cigarette use among youth declines, hookah use is on the rise. This presentation will include information on the prevalence of Hookah smoking among youth here in New Mexico, trend data from across the country and possible explanations for why this epidemic is growing so quickly.
Alyson is a student at the Graduate School of Social Work at New Mexico Highlands University. She is currently completing her field education requirement at the UNM Prevention Research Center. (See PDF Flier)
Place: Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons
UNM Campus, 2703 Frontier NE, Albuquerque, NM 8713
For more information contact: (505) 272-4462
Friday, March 22, 2013
UNM-HSC in Domenici, Room 2112
From 12:30 to 1:30 (reception to follow presentation)
Complex System Approaches for Understanding the Causes of Health Disparities
Renowned cardiovascular disease and disparities researcher Dr. Ana Diez-Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
Complex systems approaches have received increasing attention in public health because reductionist approaches may yield limited insights in the context of dynamic systems. This presentation will focus on the potential utility of complex systems approaches for transcending current impasses in understanding the causes of health disparities as well as the most promising intervention or policies to eliminate them. The presentation will also review the challenges raised by the use of these approaches. An illustrative example will be briefly reviewed. The presentation will conclude with a
discussion of the nature of evidence needed for action in population health.
This is part of the Prevention Research Center- Sandia National Laboratories series on Systems Science and Health. For further information on the series contact us at (505) 272-4462. (see Flier for more details)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
NVivo Webinar: Using NVivo as a Research Tool (PDF Flier)
Using real data from a Duke University study, this webinar will provide an overview of the key features of NVivo software
- How NVivo supports qualitative and mixed methods research
- Using NVivo for writing robust literature reviews
- NVivo for grant writing and research proposal development, data management and analysis, and manuscript preparation
- How NVivo provides a platform to collaborate with colleagues or your research team in real time
The webinar is planned as an interactive session; comments and questions are welcomed. You may join us in the RIB Commons, or use the following link to register to watch at your own computer: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/221418314