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"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."  ~Rumi


Vernon Barnes, PhD & Jennifer Williams LCSW, HTCP gave an invited presentation detailing the intervention program offered for the soldiers at Fort Gordon EAMC, that includes cognitive processing therapy, Transcendental Meditation and Healing Touch to the American College of Neuropsychiatrists (ACN)/ American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists (ACONP).  

The presentation was held at the Mid-Year Meeting and Scientific Seminar on March 4, 2017 at the  Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin in Austin, Texas. The presentation was entitled-- "Innovative, Integrated Interventions for PTSD" and included a practical demonstration of a healing touch.
Greater dietary fiber consumption is associated with lower insulin resistance and blood pressure in adolescents. AHA EPI/LIFESTYLE 2017, March 6-11, Portland, OR.

Dong YT, Pollock NK, Raed A, Parikh S, Bhagatwala J, Gutin B, Zhu H.

Introduction: Greater dietary fiber intake has shown cardiometabolic benefits in adults. Previously, we have shown that dietary fiber intake is inversely associated with adiposity and inflammation in youth. However, evidence of the relations of fiber intake to insulin resistance and blood pressure in adolescents is lacking. Conclusion: Our data suggest that greater consumption of fiber may reduce insulin resistance and blood pressure in adolescents. Furthermore, insulin resistance may mediate the relationship between soluble fiber intake and blood pressure. 
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Inflammation, global DNA methylation and telomeres in healthy adolescents. Experimental Biology 2017, April 22-26, Chicago.

Dong YT, Huang Y, Gutin B, Dong Y, Zhu H.

Look for full abstract in May's bulletin. 

Awards and Special Honors

Two of our post-docs on the LIVEP team received travel awards to present their data at the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting in Denver, CO this June! 
Dr. Paula Rodriguez-Miguelez  received the Lisa Stroud Krivickas Clinician Scholar Travel Award.

Dr. Matthew Tucker received the Jack Wilmore Legacy Travel Award.

Please Join us to celebrate the many years of Gwen's dedicated service.


Call for Abstracts

American Heart Association: Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2017 in San Francisco, Calif. at the Hyatt Regency September 14 – 17, 2017.
Abstracts submission opens March 1st. 

The Obesity Society: Research. Education. Action. Obesity week 2017 is happening at Washington, DC metro area at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in October. 
Abstract submission opens March 31st. 

The American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017: Resuscitation Science and Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium. November 11-14th in Anaheim California  Abstract submission opens April 2017.

Deborah Stewart -April 16th
James Halbert April -24th

American Heart Association

Many thanks to all of those who participated this year in this life saving charity. GPI raised a total of $564.00 towards the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Way to go team!

Spring is in the Air

This Spring we are giving back to the local community.  While you each work on your Spring cleaning, we ask that you bring in your gently used clothing items to donate to the local needy/homeless as the GPI works to give back to the community we live and work in.  Please give your donations to Deborah Stewart or JD Halbert by Friday, April 28th.
James Halbert, MS
 Deborah Stewart, BS
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