Texas Health and Human Services

Next Research Rounds is July 26

July 17, 2017

Learn about public health research and how to put it into practice. DSHS Research Rounds, a new educational series, highlights the work of Texas public health professionals and offers them an opportunity to share their research.  

The next presentation will be held 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 28  in the M-100 Conference Room in the Moreton Building, 1100 W. 49th St., Austin (see map) and via webinar. It will feature three research projects and a five-minute Q&A session. It is open to all interested learners, including employees and the community.

  • Midwifery and Water Birth: A Survey of Infection Control Practices and State Guideline Utilization
    Diana Cervantes, DSHS and Christopher Dieyi, University of North Texas Health Science Center's School of Public Health, will discuss guidelines for water birth established by the Texas Midwifery Board. These guidelines are based on the recommendation of DSHS epidemiologists, midwives and public members.
  • Exploring the Determinants of Childhood Severe Obesity in Low-Income, Ethnically Diverse Children: The TX CORD Study
    Meliha Salahuddin, Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living and the University of Texas Health Science Center's School of Public Health in Austin, will present results from the Texas Child Obesity Research Demonstration study on child obesity among low-income, ethnically diverse overweight and obese children, ages 2-12 years old. 
  • Increasing the Reach of Evidence-Based Sexual Health Programs in Texas Schools through iCHAMPSS
    Belinda Hernandez and Melissa Peskin, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston's School of Public Health, will present iCHAMPSS, an innovative web-based decision support system that helps school districts adopt, implement and maintain evidence-based sexual health programs. 

For more information, to register for the training or to learn what continuing education credits are offered, visit the DSHS Research Rounds website. For questions, email researchrounds@dshs.texas.gov.