CED Ability Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are an important teaching tool that help our teams and other disability service providers keep up to date in evolving areas that may be directly related, or associated with our core practice. The CED hosts a variety of state and national experts to share information and provide opportunities for discussion.

The CED’s Ability Grand Rounds series take place once a month online by webinar and are open to all to participate.

March Grand Rounds

CDC’s Disability and Health Branch: Improving the Health of People with Disabilities

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presenter: Shannon Griffin-Blake, PhD
Chief, Disability and Health Branch
Division of Human Development and Disability
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bio: Dr. Shannon Griffin-Blake serves as the Chief for the Disability and Health Branch in the Division of Human Development and Disability at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She provides leadership, strategic management, and operational experience to CDC’s disability and health portfolio, which includes 19 State Disability and Health Programs, two National Centers of Disability, the Disability and Health Data System, as well as applied and epidemiological research projects aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities. Dr. Griffin-Blake brings an extensive background and publication history in community engagement and mobilization, community assessment and evaluation, physical activity surveillance, intervention effectiveness and model development, and health disparities to her current role. Dr. Griffin-Blake holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Behavior from the University of Georgia.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Disability and Health Branch’s (DHB) role in improving the health and well-being of people with disabilities; and
  • Explain how DHB works with partners to build inclusive communities where people with disabilities have access to disease prevention and health promotion programs and services.

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February Grand Rounds

Presenter: Robert Bossarte, PhD
Director, Injury Control Research Center
West Virginia University

Epidemiology of Injury and Science of Injury Prevention

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify trends in Injury-related morbidity and mortality.
  2. Describe current methods for studying injury prevention.
  3. Discuss injury prevention research priorities for West Virginia and the nation.

February 20, 2018 Grand Rounds Powerpoint

February 20, 2018 Grand Rounds Transcript