McMaster University

McMaster University

2005-2006 Rewards

Gender Diversity in Nutrition Needs for Optimal Health:  Development of Web-Based Teaching Tool

Stephanie Atkinson / Fouad Yousif

$5,000

Gender diversity in nutritional needs and applications to improve health and disease preventions in target human populations are not well-developed topics in nutrition education programs.  We propose to develop unique educational resources on three relevant topics: 1) iron – what meets the needs a=of women maybe toxic to men; 2) gender differences in nutritional needs of athletes; 3) women’s nutrition and bone health.  For each topic, web-based programs will be developed and implemented as a new and effective teaching tool that is tailored to the specific learning needs of students in the programs of undergraduate medicine, biochemistry and health sciences, graduate medical sciences and sub-specialty medical trainees.

 

Victims of Intimate Partner Violence:  A Health Care Provider’s Guide to Identification, Assessment and Intervention

Mohit Bhandari / Sonia Dosanjh

$5,000

Gender and violence play a part in patient outcomes and rehabilitation among female and male patients.  We propose to organize a second workshop for surgical faculty, residents, medical students, and other health care professionals to identify and address issues for victims of violence present in medical education and practice, particularly in the area of surgery.  The workshop will focus on three particular areas:  gender socialization, the perspectives of both victims and perpetrators of violence, and the role of health care providers when violence has been identified.  Specifically, the goals of this workshop are: 1) to provide a forum where medical professionals can discuss gender and violence isses within surgery and allied professions; 2) to identify and discuss screening and assessing tools for victims of violence; 3) to brainstorm and formulate strategies to address these issues.

 

Identifying Gender Differences in Adolescents’ Descriptions of Irritable Mood

Khrista Boylan / Peter Szatmari

$5,000

Irritability is a core feature of depressed mood in adolescents and is associated with significant impairment in quality of life.  Recent studies have begun to measure irritability clinically, but only in adults.  Although clinicians who assess and treat adolescents are aware that their patients ar irritable, they have no standardized tools to measure irritability or tools to treat irritability.  Further, gender difference in presentation exist in adults and need to be understood for adolescents.  In this study, we will further the development and validation of anew scale to measure irritability to make it speicif to adolescents.  We will also describe the gender differences in irritability in a clinical sample of adolescents.  Translation of the findings about gender and adolescent irritability will be done through teaching sessions with teen mental health clinicians, grand rounds presentation and publication.

 

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