NURTURE Center

Cardiology Division

Department of Medicine

University of California at

San Francisco Medical Center

CeNter for the StUdy of AdveRsiTy

and CardioascUlaR DiseasE

Nurture Center

 

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EVENTS

Summer 2017:

NURTURE-DiverseCity Camp – Tentative Dates June 26th – 30th . Flyer

 

March 2016:

 

February 2016:

  • Heart Month Activities:
  • The NURTURE center is showing their support for Heart month by joining the efforts of The Heart Truth® (NHLBI) and The American Heart Association-Go RED For Women’s campaign by hosting A NURTURED PURSE drive from January 28 to February 11, 2016.  All donated purses will be filled with sustainable living items as well as information about heart disease in women, and will be distributed to homeless women during the month of February.  Thank you for your support of this Heart month initiative to raise awareness of the impact of cardiovascular disease in underserved women.

 

 

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

  • November 2016 – Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH receives The “2016 American Heart Association Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award” Read More: AHA; ABC

 

  • November 2016 – “2016 American Heart Association Clinical Cardiology Minority Travel Grant”. We are excited that the following individuals from our NURTURE team were the recipients of the “2016 American Heart Association Clinical Cardiology Minority Travel Grant” award, based on their abstract submissions:
  • Jonathan Z. Butler, PhD
  • Danyetta D. Anderson, PhD
  • Eva M. Durazo, PhD MPH
  • Rachel S. Mbassa, MPH
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  • January 2016 – Michelle A. Albert, MD MPH elected into the Association of University Cardiologists. Read More
  • May 2015 – Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH receives “The Haverford Award” at Haverford College 25th Alumni Reunion Award Ceremony. Read More

 

NEWS COVERAGE

In the News:

• Traumatic Life Events News Coverage On CBS News:

 

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Recent Presentations:

  • Butler JZ, Zaslavsky A, Williams DR, Slopen N, Pradhan A, Buring J, and Albert MA, Cumulative Psychological Stress and Type II Diabetes Mellitus in Women. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • Durazo EM, Cabeza de Baca T, Slopen N, Williams DR, Zaslavsky AM, Buring JE, and Albert MA, Parity, Job Stress, and Cardiovascular Risk in the Women’s Health Study. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • Mbassa RS, Zaslavsky AM, Williams DR, Slopen NB, Buring JE, and Albert MA, Cumulative Psychosocial Stress & Ideal Cardiovascular Health in Women: Data According to Race/Ethnicity. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • Westcott SK, Matsushita F, Albert CM, Chatterjee N, Wong J, Williams DR, Moorthy MV, Zaslavsky AM, Buring J, and Albert MA, Psychological Stressors and Atrial Fibrillation in Middle-Aged and Older Women. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • Burroughs-Peña M, Scheiderman N, Spevack DM, Ponce SG, Talavera GA, Kansal MM, Daviglus M, Cai J, Hurwitz BE, Llabre MM, Rodriguez CJ, Cardiac Structure and Function in US Latinos of Diverse Backgrounds With and Without the Metabolic Syndrome: The Echocardiographic Study of Latinos (Echo-SOL). Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • Burroughs-Peña M, “Cardiovascular Health Partnerships in the Americas”. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • Albert MA, “Cardiovascular Health Disparities: Unanswered Questions from Observational Studies”. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • Albert MA, “Multi-level Interventions to Address Cardiovascular Health Disparities”. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • Albert MA, “An Overview of Current AHA Funding Opportunities”. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, New Orleans, LA (2016)
  • American Heart Association Best of Scientific Sessions QCOR:
  • Ngwa JS, Slopen NB, Gillum RF, Sushkes R, Garner-Grevious A, Jacobs AS, Williams DR, Zaslavsky AM, Buring JE, Albert MA.  Cumulative Negative Life Events and Risk of Myocardial Infarction: The Women’s Health Study. American Heart Association Annual Meeting, Orlando FL (2015)
  • American Heart Association, Get  WithThe Guidelines Fellow Award:
  • Kebede S, Powell-Wiley, Ngwa JS, Lu Di, Schulte PJ, Bhatt DL, Yancy C, Fonarow GC, Albert MA.  Impact of Body Mass Index on Heart Failure with Preserved or Reduced Ejection Fraction: Outcomes According to Race/Ethnicity from Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF) Registry. Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association, Orlando FL (2015)
  • Jacobs AS, Ngwa JS, Slopen N, Zslavsky AM, Dushkes R, Buring JE, Williams DR, Albert MA.  Everyday Discrimination and Risk of Myocardial Infarction Among Women. American Heart Association Annual Meeting, Orlando FL (2015)

 

Selected Publications of Potential Interest:

  • Cozier YC, Albert MA, Castro-Webb C, Coogan PF, Ridker PR, Kaufman H, palmer JR, Rosenberg L.  Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status in Relation to Serum Biomarkers in the Black Women's Health Study.  Journal of Urban Health 2016 (epub ahead of print); 1-13.
  • Slopen N, Shonkoff JP, Albert MA, Yoshikawa H, Jacobs H, Jacobs A, Stoltz R, Williams DR.  Racial disparities in child adversity in the U.S: Interactions with family immigration history and income.  Am J Prev Med 2015 (epub ahead of print)
  • Bailey ZD, Slopen N, Albert MA, Williams DR. Multidimensional religious involvement and tobacco smoking patterns over 9-10 years: A prospective study of middle-aged adults in the United States.  Soc Sci Medicine 2015; 128-35.
  • Albert MA, Ayanian JZ, Silbaugh TS, Lovett A, Resnic F, Jacobs A, Normand, SL.  Early results of Massachusetts Health Care Reform on racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in cardiovascular care. Circulation 2014; 129 (24):2528-38.
  • Albert MA.  Not there yet: Medicare Part D and elimination of cardiovascular medication usage socio-economic disparities after myocardial infarction.  Circulation 2014; 129 (7): 723-4.
  • Slopen NS, Williams DR, Roberts AL, Albert MA. Childhood adversity, adult neighborhood context and cumulative biological risk in adulthood.  Psychosomatic Medicine 2014 Sep;76 (7):481-9.
  • Redmond N, Richman J, Albert MA, Sims M, Durant RW, Glasser SP, Safford SP. Psychosocial stress is associated with incident coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality in low but not high income participants in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.  J Am Heart Assoc 2013;19(2):e000447
  • Slopen N, Kontos, E. Z., Ryff, C. D., Ayanian, J. Z., Albert MA, Williams, DR. Psychosocial stress and cigarette smoking cessation, and relaspse over 9-10 years: A prospective study of middle-aged adults in the United States. Cancer Causes and Control 2013; 24(10):1849-63.
  • Clark CR, Ommerborn MJ, Hickson DA, Grooms KN, Sims M, Taylor HA, Albert MA.  Neighborhood disadvantage, neighborhood safety and cardiometabolic risk factors in African-Americans; Biosocial associations in Jackson Heart Study. PLoS ONE 2013; e63254
  • Mosca L, Hammond G, Greenberger-Mochari H, Albert MA.  Fifteen Year Trends in Awareness of Heart Disease in Women: Results of a 2012 AHA Survey.  Circulation 2013; 127(11):1254-63.
  • Albert MA, Slopen NS, Williams DW.  Cumulative Psychological Stress and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Focused Review with Consideration of Black–White Health Disparities”, Current Cardiovasc Reports 2013 (epub)
  • Powell-Wiley TM, Ayers CR, de Lemos JA, Lakoski SG, Vega GL, Grundy S, Das SR, Banks-Richard K, Albert MA.  Relationship between Perceptions about Neighborhood Environment and Prevalent Obesity: Data from the Dallas Heart Study.  Obesity 2013; E14-21.

 

 

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