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Children's Health & Discovery Initiative Seminar Series

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Meghan Shanahan

The goal of the Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) is to foster multidisciplinary and innovative research that will positively impact childhood and lifelong health. Efforts in four key research focus areas (genes and biology, physical environment, social and economic factors, and health and behavior needs) will inform prevention, risk screening, and treatment, as well as provide training opportunities for the next generation of pediatrician-scientists to learn from Duke’s cadre of experts. As part of our goal of fostering multidisciplinary collaborations, the CHDI is holding seminar/brainstorming sessions, which we’ve termed “Great Minds Think for Kids”. These sessions will include a 40-minute research-in-progress talk from a guest speaker, followed by a 40-minute brainstorming/group discussion session led by the guest speaker and a member of the CHDI scientific leadership.

Details about the June seminar/brainstorming session follow:

Date: June 25, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Location: Trent Semans Center, Room 3075 (Conference Room 3)

Seminar Title: "Improving child health through the prevention of child maltreatment: A population perspective"
Speaker: Meghan Shanahan, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Maternal and Child Health
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Senior Research Scientist, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Meghan Shanahan, PhD, MPH, is an asssistant professor of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a senior research scientist at the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. Dr. Shanahan attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 2001) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MPH 2006, PhD 2010). Her work has focused on the causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect, evaluating the impact of child maltreatment prevention programs, how to effectively conduct child maltreatment surveillance, and creating systems-level approaches to child maltreatment prevention.