8月22日医学进展讲座

发布者:石然发布时间:2013-08-19浏览次数:612

时    间:2013年08月22日(周四)下午16:00
地    点:丁家桥校区综合楼二楼学术报告厅
 
讲座内容:Social and Peer Support in Health and Chronic Disease Management
 
    A great amount of evidence indicates that relationships with other people are of fundamental importance to human beings. We all do things better when we have others who care about us, with whom we can talk about personal matters, and on whom we can rely for help when we need it. This presentation will briefly review the evidence for the importance of social support and then go on to discuss some interesting features of social support and how social support is related to health. It will conclude with discussion of the application of this knowledge in peer support programs for disease prevention and disease management, including the global experience of Peers for Progress, and the programs for peer support of diabetes management that have been developed by Professor Sun Zilin and his colleagues in Nanjing.
 
 
主讲人:Prof. Edwin B. Fisher
                 University of North Carolina
 
    Edwin B. Fisher, Ph.D., is Global Director of Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation that is dedicated to promoting peer support in health, health care, and prevention around the world. He is also Professor in the Department of Health Behavior in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in 1972 in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University. For 33 years, he was on the faculty of Washington University where he directed the Division of Health Behavior Research in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics and served as associate director for prevention and control of the University’s NIH-funded Diabetes Research and Training Center and Comprehensive Cancer Center.
    From 2002-2009, he served as National Program Director of the Diabetes Initiative of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Diabetes Initiative demonstrated the feasibility, effectiveness, and cost effectiveness of diabetes self management programs in real world settings such as Federally Qualified Health Centers and community based programs.
    Having funded 14 grants to investigator teams in 9 countries on 6 continents and with over 60 collaborating groups, Peers for Progress is building the evidence base for peer support interventions, disseminating resources and guides for program development and quality improvement, and promoting networking among peer support programs to pursue integration of peer support in health care and preventive services around the world.
    Dr. Fisher has published papers and review chapters in prevention, chronic disease management and quality of life. In addition to his extensive work in diabetes, his research has addressed health challenges in asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, smoking and smoking cessation (including authoring several chapters in reports of the US Surgeon General), and weight management. His approaches to these problems have included self management, social support, and community based health promotion, including studies of community based programs for underserved, minority groups.
    Dr. Fisher is a past-president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and has served on numerous government advisory panels and the boards of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Lung Association.
 
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