Doctoral student to present in NCI webinar on new social media for cancer control and prevention
The National Cancer Institute’s Research to Reality November Cyber-Seminar will include Deborah Vollmer Dahlke, chair of the Cancer Alliance of Texas and doctoral student at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health. The use of applications (apps) to deliver evidence-based messages and interventions will be illustrated through the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivorship App, designed by Vollmer Dahlke. The app, for AYA cancer survivors ages 15-39, allows users to assess their own health habits using a theory-based interactive tool that includes a Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator. It also includes information on late effects from the Children’s Oncology Group.
The assessment gives survivors individual scores for lifestyle, physical activity, nutrition and well-being. Development of the AYA Healthy Survivorship phone application was supported in part through the Communities of Texas: Cancer Activity Research Education Support (CTxCARES) program, a project funded through the Center for Community Health Development, a Prevention Research Center funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and located at the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health. Regents and Distinguished Professor Marcia Ory, Ph.D., M.P.H, serves as principal investigator of the CTxCARES program.
Webinar: November 19, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern. Visit the Research to Reality Website to register now.