Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds: Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Factors among African Immigrants: The Burden, Determinants, and Solutions

JHSON Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds: Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Factors among African Immigrants: The Burden, Determinants, and Solutions

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association, will offer a monthly Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Continuing Nursing Education Series, providing an educational program led by top researchers from around the world.

In this grand rounds, Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah will discuss the burden of cardiovascular disease and risk factors among African immigrants and the lessons learned in engaging African immigrants in community-engaged research. Attendees will examine several factors that shape the cardiovascular health of African migrants and highlight clinical interventions, public health strategies, and health policies that improve the cardiovascular health of African immigrants.

The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series will offer attendees one free education credit upon completion of a post-event quiz after each session, with the goal of fulfilling the JHSON’s mission of providing lifelong learning for health care professionals within the community. 

The Virtual Nursing Grand Rounds Series is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, and the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association. The Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care works to significantly reduce cardiovascular health disparities through community engagement, scientific investigation, education, and policy initiatives. The Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association builds upon the foundation laid by generations of Hopkins nurses, sponsoring programs, preserving history and connecting alumni. 

ABOUT Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah

Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah is a cardiovascular nurse epidemiologist whose current program of research seeks to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease risk among Africans locally (United States) and globally (sub-Saharan Africa) through community-engaged research.  Her research expertise includes immigrant health, global health, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, and social determinants of health. She is the principal investigator of the ADHINCRA Study, a randomized control trial to address hypertension control in Ghana and the African Immigrant Health Study, which is examining the health of African immigrants in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association and was awarded the American Heart Association (AHA) Martha N. Hill New Investigator Award in 2016. She is a fellow and board member of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. She serves on the writing committee of the 2019 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults with High Blood Pressure. She is chief executive officer of the African Research Academies for Women, a non-profit which seeks to address gender disparities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in Africa.

 Event Date
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Start Time: 11:30am EST
End Time: 1:00pm EST

 Contact
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
son-dar@jhu.edu

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