Kick Asthma: Webinar Series
The Chicago Asthma Consortium in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health will provide five webinars related to trending asthma topics. The webinars will be hosted on the TRAIN Illinois website.
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Sharmilee Nyenhuis, MD, FAAAAI
Sharmilee Nyenhuis, MD, FAAAAI is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and practices the subspecialty of Allergy and Immunology for adults at UI Health and the VA. Dr. Nyenhius went to medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and stayed on for a residency in internal medicine. She completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently serves as the Director of the Allergy/Asthma/Immunology Program and is an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science at UIC. She has been well funded for her work in addressing asthma disparities in underserved populations including older adults, minority children and adults with asthma and severe asthma by NHLBI, PCORI and foundation grants. Dr. Nyenhuis’ research program currently focuses on testing health promotion interventions among minority women with asthma and evaluating the implementation potential of these interventions.
Between 80 and 90 percent of patients with asthma have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, a narrowing of the airways triggered by exercise. However, many patients will develop bronchoconstriction only during exercise. We will review how exercise leads to a narrowing of the airways and also how to diagnose and manage the disease.
- Identify the mechanisms of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
- Understand how to diagnose exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
- Be familiar with the approach to management of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
Jill Heins, MS
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am CST
Jill Heins, MS serves as the National Director of Lung Health for the American Lung Association where she leads an amazing team that works with clinics and hospitals around asthma and COPD quality improvement. Over the past 20 years with the Lung Association, Jill has had the privilege of conducting several hundred home-based environmental assessments and remediations for children and adults with lung disease.
The presenter will provide strategies for reducing the cost of allergen remediations based on the experience of hundreds of home visits for children and adults with asthma and COPD.
- Discuss which rooms in the homes should receive focus
- Discuss how to prioritize remediations when finances are a concern
- Discuss alternatives to high-cost remediations
Sindhura Bandi, MD
Monday, October 7, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST
Dr. Sindhura Bandi is an allergist and immunologist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Rush University Medical Center, Oak Park Hospital and John H. Stroger Cook County Hospital. She received her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency and allergy and immunology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center.
Throughout her career, Dr. Bandi has been involved in scientific scholarly activity including patient centered outcomes research in the area of Asthma with the Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network’s (CAPriCORN).
Dr. Bandi is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology serving as the Vice Chair of the Quality, Adherence and Outcomes Committee. She is a member of the AAAAI Mentorship Program and the AAAAI Leadership Institute.
This webinar will support the participant in their ability to accurately explain the pathophysiology of asthma in pregnancy, including the pulmonary, hormonal and immunological changes that contribute to changes in asthma symptoms throughout pregnancy. The presenter, Sindhura Bandi, MD, will also describe maternal and fetal outcomes related to asthma in pregnancy; and important components of the management of asthma in pregnancy.
- Explain the pathophysiology of asthma in pregnancy, including the pulmonary, hormonal and immunological changes that contribute to changes in asthma symptoms throughout pregnancy.
- Describe maternal and fetal outcomes related to asthma in pregnancy.
- Describe important components of the management of asthma in pregnancy.
Molly Martin, MD, MAPP
Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 9 am – 10 am CST
Molly Martin, MD, MAPP, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and a Fellow in the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Martin is an established leader in the fields of behavioral intervention design and testing, especially as they relate to community health workers (CHWs). She is also active in local and national policy efforts that target health disparities. Her research focuses on community models to improve health, specifically the CHW model. She is particularly interested in asthma, oral health and obesity in children. Dr. Martin has been the principal investigator on multiple NIH-funded projects that test community-based interventions targeting these conditions. She serves on the Board of the Chicago Asthma Consortium. Dr. Martin was a member of the State of Illinois Community Health Worker Advisory Board which developed recommendations for the community health worker workforce requirements in Illinois and on the Executive Committee for Community Health Worker Section of the American Public Health Association. As a complement to her research, Dr. Martin sees patients in the Mile Square Health Center and participates in resident and student education.
This presentation will discuss past and present trends in asthma disparities in the United States, possible causes for asthma disparities, and the role of stress.
- Describe past and present trends in asthma disparities in the United States
- Identify causes of asthma disparities
- Discuss the possible role of stress as a causal agent in asthma disparities
Mary Martinasek, PhD, CPH, MCHES, RRT
June 12, 2019
- Participants will learn more about the health effects of e-cigarettes among youth and those with asthma.
- Participants will learn about how e-cigarette and vaping affects air quality.
- Participants will be able to list the comprehensive steps in a social marketing campaign.
- Participants will be able to describe the difference between a social marketing and social media marketing.
- Participants will be able to use the tools provided to evaluate future programs using stages of change.