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Science Cafe 360: Screen Time – Engaging Youth to Develop Video Games that Increase Healthy Behaviors and Reduce Health Disparities

Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00

Science Cafe 360: Screen Time – Engaging Youth to Develop Video Games that Increase Healthy Behaviors and Reduce Health Disparities

Science Café 360 is a casual space for open dialogue between community members, medical researchers, and social scientists. Researchers demystify what they do, how they do it, and why they think it will help local residents. Community members - anyone from the casually interested to health activists, from citizen patients to street scholars - will probe, debate, and share ideas that come from living the experience. 

Please join the Clinical Translational Science Institute-Children’s National (CTSI-CN) for Science Café 360, Screen Time: Engaging Youth to Develop Video Games that Increase Healthy Behaviors and Reduce Health Disparities, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm at Busboys and Poets (Brookland Location).

The featured speakers are: Dr. Qing Zeng, Director, Biomedical Informatics Center and Professor, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University; and Dr. Linda Zanin, Director of Strategic Partnerships at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Dr. Zeng will discuss her research that co-creates video games with teenagers to disseminate health information and promote healthy behavior among teens.  Dr. Zanin will share her work in developing mutually beneficial community partnerships that expand knowledge in the field of health sciences while also forming a highly trained workforce.  The evening will be moderated by Tonya Vidal Kinlow, Vice President for Community Engagement, Advocacy and Government Affairs and leader of the Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children's National. Ms. Kinlow is an advocate for health-education partnerships, community engagement and the link between health and academic outcomes.  Come learn about this innovative partnership with high school students to address health disparities and challenges for teens! 

Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible!

Note: This Science Café will be filmed by DCTV, DC's only television station devoted entirely to local programming created by and for DC and metropolitan area communities.

Date/Time:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Location:

Busboys and Poets - Brookland (625 Monroe Street, NE Washington, DC 20017)

Register:

To register to attend this free event please visit the: Science Cafe 360 Eventbrite website

Questions:

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