On November 4, Dr. Dean Schillinger, professor in the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, will present Seeing the Bigger Picture in Diabetes Prevention: Early Results from a Youth-Oriented Public Health Literacy Campaign, as part of the University of Maryland School of Public Health Grand Rounds lecture series. The Department of Behavioral Community Health and the Horowitz Center for Health Literacy are pleased to host Dr. Schillinger, chief of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, who will discuss why Type-2 diabetes rates are rising in increasingly young people in low-income communities.
During the presentation, attendees will hear how a community-based collaboration engaged youth from vulnerable communities to change the conversation about Type-2 diabetes and to work to change the social and environmental factors that have led to rising diabetes rates, especially in these communities.
Dr. Schillinger is an international research expert on health communication and chronic diseases who founded the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and currently directs its Health Communications Research Program.
The lecture will be held on the University of Maryland campus, in the School of Public Health Building’s Friedgen Student Lounge, room 2236, from 1:15-2:15 pm on Wednesday, November 4.