Doctoral student to present in NCI webinar on new social media for cancer control and prevention

Deborah Vollmer Dahlke

Deborah Vollmer Dahlke

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.

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