ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1 hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Session date: 
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Hub A2338 (in Family & Community Medicine)
WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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Program Description: 

Bring your own beverage, lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to Carletta Rhodes at

This educational activity is designed to improve knowledge about research methodologies and techniques for conducting effective primary care and community-engaged research, and the application of research findings in efforts to improve health and reduce disparities for vulnerable patient populations. Seminars are also designed to foster collaborations and provide attendees’ an opportunity to gain valuable feedback regarding primary care and community-engaged research. Our research focuses on identifying and administering high-quality cost-effective care and health improvement strategies to improve health care to patients seeking care at primary care clinics; and to conduct community-engaged research to address root causes that contribute to health disparities among at-risk populations in, and beyond, Milwaukee.

Target audience: 

Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning objectives: 
  •     To describe the conceptual model for a weight loss intervention for African American breast cancer
  •     To describe the role of self-efficacy, social support, and perceived barriers to weight loss
Faculty & credentials: 

Program Director: Linda Meurer, MD

Presenter: Jamila Kwarteng, PhD has a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. She recently completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), where she examined the social patterning of racial and gender discrimination among Black and White women in the Young Women’s Health History study. Dr. Kwarteng’s research focuses on understanding social factors related to persistent health inequities in minority and economically disadvantaged populations. Her primary aim for the fellowship is to conduct intervention research in collaboration with community-engaged projects that focus on weight loss and cancer survivorship.

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Melissa DeNomie
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-8867