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Congratulations to: Dr. Jerome Galea

Associate Professor in the School of Social Work Jerome Galea, PhD, MSW, presented at the USF Global Health Conversation Series with Dr. Leonid Lecca of Harvard Medical School. The title of Dr. Galea's presentation is "El cuidado de pacientes con tuberculosis con un efoque de justicia social y los determinantes de salud." This conversation series was in Spanish and was held on Nov. 18, from 9-10 a.m.

​Student Accomplishments:

MSW Student and CARD-USF Intern Receives Status of Latinos Committee Award 

Yma Campozano, a student in the Masters of Social Work program and intern for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), received this year’s Status of Latinos (SOL) Committee Award. Campozano was commended for her contributions to the university and the Hispanic community during the USF Hispanic Heritage Celebration Awards hosted by USF’s SOL Committee. She is a co-host on CARD’s "La Hora del Cafecito" show, which serves as an informational resource for the Spanish-speaking autism community.

Congratulations to: Dr. Nan Park

Oral Health Education and Navigation Program for Older Immigrants with Limited English Proficiency

Sponsor: University of Southern California [National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research]


Amount: $25,274 

Limited English proficiency (LEP) poses a critical risk to older immigrants' oral health and dental care. The goal of this study is to promote older LEP immigrants' use of preventive dental services through oral health education and navigation program. The study is based on four premises: (1) oral health knowledge and healthcare navigation skills are critical imperatives in reducing oral health disparities in LEP populations, (2) bilingual and bicultural community health worker (CHW) participation is critical in reaching out to older LEP immigrants, (3) language diversities in LEP populations and different personal needs should be considered to personalize the intervention, and (4) the combination of "human touch" (CHWs) and "digital touch" (technology) will be pilot tested to evaluate feasibility and acceptability. Thus the program combines oral health education and navigation assistance program, which is personalized by a computerized tailoring system and delivered by CHWs. The long-term goal of the program is to promote both proximal (oral health knowledge and self-efficacy) and distal (use of preventive dental services) outcomes.

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