Presentations

2017
Long View of Career Planning: Choosing the Right Health Career.  Speech at 2017 UC Davis Pre-Health Conference, Davis, CA. October 14, 2017 Martin MacDowell

2016
Fortinberry P, MacDowell M, Davenport C, Evans D. Rural Physician Geographic Location Study.   Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Minneapolis, MN, May 2016. 


MacDowell M, Fortinberry P, Davenport C, Glasser M.  Rural Physician Retention:  Why and How It Happens.  Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Minneapolis, MN, May 2016.  

Weidenbacher-Hoper V and MacDowell M. Exposing health professions students to rural communities through an immersion experience.  Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Minneapolis, MN, May 2016.

2015
Glasser M, Hinkle H, Metzger E. Invited Panel Presentation. Beyond the Walls: Community as Campus. Beyond Flexner: 2015. Albuquerque, New Mexico.  April 13-15, 2015.

 
Hemenway A, MacDowell M.  Can risk factors for readmission also be used to determine patients at risk for admission medication reconciliation errors?  Poster at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, LA. December 7, 2015.  
 
MacDowell M, Weidenbacher-Hoper V, Davenport C. Exploring community-based projects in a rural medical curriculum.  Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 2015.

MacDowell M, Glasser M, Gofin J. Findings from 15 years of Implementing Community Health Improvement Projects in Partnership with Rural Communities.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Orlando, Florida. 2015.  

Weidenbacher-Hoper, V.  Exploring community-based projects in a rural medical curriculum.  Presented at the annual meeting of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Pretoria, South Africa. 2015.    

Weidenbacher-Hoper, V.  Creating a “Grow Your Own” pathway program to meet the healthcare needs of rural.  Presented at the annual meeting of Network:  owards Unity for Health, Pretoria, South Africa. 2015.  

2014
Estrada M, Geraldino E, Haynie J, Hinkle H and Brooks E. Perspectives of the social determinants of health.  Presented at the 2014 Latino Medical Student Association MidWest Conference.  Chicago, Illinois. 2014. 

Glasser M, Borrell RM, Weidenbacher-Hoper V, Suarez N and Peters K.  A partnership between the National Center for Rural Health Professions and the Pan American Health Organization.  Presented at the annual meeting of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Fortaleza, Brazil.  2014.

Glasser M, Weidenbacher-Hoper V, Suarez N, Peters K, Hunsaker M.  Workforce development:  Creating and evaluating 'pipeline' programs.  Presented at the annual meeting of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Fortaleza, Brazil.  2014.

MacDowell M, Glasser M, Gofin J and Evans D. Partnerships with rural communities - 16 years of medical students implementing community health improvement projects.  Presented at the 2014 University of Illinois College of Medicine Annual Research Day.  Rockford, Illinois. 2014.

Pathman D, Glasser M, Baxi G. Writing peer reviews.  Invited workshop presented at the annual meeting of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Fortaleza, Brazil.  2014.

Saavedra M. and Suarez N.  A University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and Rural Medicina Academy (RMA) partnership to xollaboratively address the Latino rural health workforce gap.  Presented at the 2014 Latino Medical Student Association MidWest Conference.  Chicago, Illinois. 20142

Weidenbacher-Hoper V, Hill K, Glasser M, MacDowell M, Ewell D. and Jannings A. Building and evaluating a rural community-based immersion program.  Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2014.

2013
Burdick W, Pathman D, Glasser M.  Publishing and other forms of knowledge dissemination.  Workshop: Network: Towards Unity for Health annual meeting, Ayutthaya, Thailand.  2013.

Glasser M, Hill-Stover k, MacDowell M, Schriever A, Weidenbacher-Hoper V. Inter-professional education:  Greater than the sum of its parts.  Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Louisville, Kentucky.  2013.

Glasser M, Pathman D. Manuscript reviewing for health science journals.  Invited workshop:  Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Pune, India, 2013.

O'Brien K, MacDowell M.  An initial assessment of the availability of career information to young people in rural Illinois.  Presented at the Medical Library Association - Midwest Chapter, East Peoria, Illinois.  2013.

Pathman D, Glasser M.  Writing a research paper for publication.  Invited workshop:  Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Pune, India, 2013.

Warner J.  Diabetes Update,  Invited speaker.  Northern Illinois District Parish Nurses.  St. John Lutheran Church.  Pecatonica, Illinois.  2013.

2012
Glasser M, MacDowell M, Weidenbacher-Hoper V, Schou P, Casper J, Hill-Stover K. How do you know if you have really grown your own?  Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Denver, Colorado.  2012.  

MacDowell M. Primary care supply as a predictor of potentially avoidable children's hospitalizations in Illinois.  Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, California.  2012.

MacDowell M, Glasser M, Hunsaker M.  Rural Physician Workforce Outcomes of the Rockford Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program.  Presented at Research Day College of Medicine University of Illinois at Rockford, Rockford, Illinois.  2012.  
 
2011
Bocker E, Glasser M, Nielsen K. Correlates of Depression in Rural Older Adults. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, Illinois.  2011.
 
Bocker E, Glasser M, Nielsen K, Weidenbacher-Hoper V. Correlates of Depression in Rural Older Adults. Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Austin, Texas.  2011.
 
Glasser M, Nielsen K, Hughes K. Psychosocial needs of rural cancer survivors and their significant others. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, Illinois.  2011.
 
Glasser M, Nielsen K, Hughes, K. Psychosocial needs of rural cancer survivors and their significant others.  Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Austin, Texas.  2011.

Peters K, Cristancho S, Garces DM, Glasser M. Using a community-based participatory action reserach approach to initiate inter-professionsl educational experiences. Presented at the seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2011), Urbana, Illinois.  2011.
 
Peters K, Hunsaker M. Interprofessional education (IPE) and practice for health professions students.  Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Graz, Austria.  2011.

Peters K, Michel J, Sayad J. An approach to population medicine: Addressing health disparity. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington D.C.  2011.

Weidenbacher-Hoper V, Hill K, Glasser M. A regional approach to addressing rural health care workforce needs. Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Austin, Texas.  2011.
 
2010
Garces M, Peters K, Glasser M. Community-based participatory action research: Promoting inclusion and well-being among indigenous communities at the Colombian Amazon. Presented at the annual conference of International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign Illinois.  2010.
 
Hunsaker M, Glasser M. Palasai C, Pleangprasiti O, Peters K, Tirawat W, Srisawad S. Building rural medical education through cross-cultural international partnership. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Kathmandu, Nepal.  2010.
 
MacDowell, M Berbaum M. Rural health workforce survey – Illinois and national comparisons. Research Day College of Medicine University of Illinois at Rockford, Rockford, Illinois.  2010 (Faculty Poster Award Winner).
 
MacDowell M, Glasser M, Nielsen K. Primary care supply as predictor of potentially avoidable hospitalizations in Illinois. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Denver, Colorado.  2010.

Peters K, Cristancho S, Graces DM. Participatory approaches to community mobilization around mental health and chronic disease among rural Hispanic immigrants. Presented at the annual conference for Adler Institute for Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois.  2010.

Peters K, Cristancho S, Graces DM. Social justice implications form an international community based particpatory action research effort: A multi-country comparative case study. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Denver, Colorado.  2010.

Peters K, Garces DM, Cristancho S, Bautista A, Araujo E, Oswald L, Silva M, Valencai A. Relationships between mental health and chronic disease: Findings from a 5 community study of rural Hispanic immigrants. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Denver, Colorado.  2010.

Peters K, Hunsaker M, Cristancho S, Garces M, MacDowell M, Weidenbacher-Hoper V, Zeitz H. Developing and maintaining interprofessional health professions education models: Local and global perspectives. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Katmandu, Nepal.  2010.  

Weidenbacher-Hoper, V, MacDowell M, Warner J. Delivery and assessing a health workforce pipeline program. Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Savanah, Georgia.  2010
 
2009
Bryant L, Chin N, Cottrel L, Peters K, Vu M, Fitzpatrick A. Perceptions of cardiovascular health in underserved communities: A foundation for disease prevention interventions. Presented at the National Chronic Disease Conference, Washington D.C.  2009.

Peters K, Anderson E Orr R. Comtemporary ethical issues and practices working with underserved populations. Keynote panel presentation at the Annual Medical Ethics Conference, Springfield, Illinois.  2009. 

Peters K, Cristancho S, Garces DM, Bautista A, Arajuo E. Gallegos I, Valencia A. Mental health, acculturation and chronic disease in immigrant Latino populations. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Public Health Association, Bloomingdale, Illinois.  2009.

Peters K, Cristancho S, Garces DM, Bautista A, Araujo E. Luna B, Bless C, Chacon F, Zaragoza A, Madrid G, Raynor C, Kulczewski A. Acculturation, mental health, and chronic diseases:  Findings from the Mentes, Sanas, Cuerpos Sanos (Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies) Hispanic/Latino immigrant project. Presentation by invitation to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adult and Community Health, Community Health and Prevention Services Branch, Atlanta, Georgia.  2009.  

Peters K, Garces DM, Cristancho S, Oswald L, Stoller N, Gupta S. Perceptions of risk and acculturation associated with cardiovascular health among Hispanic immigrants: Lessons for public health audiences. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Public Health Association, Bloomingdale, Illinois. 2009.

Peters K, Garces DM, Cristancho S, Stoller N. Exploring cardiovascular disease issues among rural Hispanic immigrants. Presented at the annual spring meeting to the Association of American Medical Colleges - Central Region Group on Educational Affairs, Rochester, Minnesota. 2009.
 
2008
Cristancho S, Garces DM, Gomez D, Peters K, Mueller B. Collectivism, accultruation and illness attributions among indigenous Tikuna from Colombia.  Presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA), Boston, Massachusetts.  2008.

Cristancho S, Garces DM, Gomez D, Peters K, Mueller B, The use of the community based participatory action research to address indigenous health disparity: Lessons learned from a community-based assessment in the Colombian Amazon. Presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2008), Urbana, Illinois.  2008.

Cristancho S, Garces DM, Gomez D, Peters K, Mueller B, Glasser M. Chaataee (Well-being): Insights from a community based participatory assessment of health concerns in two Tikuna communities from the Colombian Amazon. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Bogota, Colombia.  2008.

Cristancho S, van Dalen J, Glasser M, Pathman D. Writing effective peer reviews for manuscripts submitted to academic journals. Invited workshop presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Bogota, Colombia.  2008. 
 
Garces DM, Cristancho S, Peters K, Mueller B. Listening to rural Hispanic communities in the Midwest: A community based participatory assessment of major barriers to healthcare access and use. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Bogota, Colombia.  2008.

Glasser M, Peters K, Cristancho S, Garces M, Hunsaker M, Mueller B. Collaborations and priorities for health. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Bogota, Colombia.  2008.
 
MacDowell M, Glasser M, Weise M, Mahan-Deatherage M.  Evaluation of a campus - community partnership to promote wellness and interest in health careers among older rural elementary school children. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, San Deigo, California.  2008. 
 
MacDowell M, Madison M, Carneal G. Report from QEP (Quality Evaluation Process) standards committee.  Presented at the continuing education conference of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Chicago, Illinois.  2008. 

Mueller B, Peters K, Garces DM, Cristancho S. Forming partnerships to assess and address Hispanic health disparities in rural Illinois through the use of Community Based Participatory Action Research. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Bogota, Colombia.  2008.

Peters K, Gadon M, Mueller B, Cristancho S, Garces DM. Addressing health disparity: Results and implications for population health approaches. Presented at the spring conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges - Central Group on Educational Affairs, Colombus, Ohio.  2008.

Peters K, Garces M, Cristancho S, Gupta S, Silva M, Oswald L, Valencai A, Mueller B. What needs to be included in 'healthy heart' community programs?  Programmatic recommendations from rural Hispanic immigrants. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, California.  2008.

Peters K, Mueller B, Garces DM, Cristancho S. Assessing health issues and health behaviors among younger and older Latino immigrants in rural communities. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Public Health Association, Springfield, Illinois.  2008.

Peters K, Mueller B, Garces DM, Cristancho S. Building community capacity among rural Latino immigrant communities: A community based participatory action research approach. Invited presentation at the Health Disparities and Social Justice Conference, DePaul University Chicago, Illinois.  2008.  

Peters K, Mueller B, Garces DM, Cristancho S. Evaluating community capacity building using a participatory partnership approach - Lessons from a collaboration with rural Latino communities.  Invited presentation at the session at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Denve, Colorado.  2008.

Peters K, Mueller B, Kulczewski A. Framing cardiovascular health in rural communities: Views on barriers and resources among community residents using Photovoice. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, California.  2008.

Peters K, Oswald L, Malinowski R, Garces DM, Cristancho S, Mueller B, Kaste L. Participatory approaches to addressing community health issues: The San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic partnership, a formative province-based assessment. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Bogota, Colombia.  2008.

Silva M, Bauer S, Peters K. A peer-led, popular education-based oral health promotion curriculum targetting Latino and migrant communities. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, California.  2008.

Valencia A, Ramire-Valles J, Kaste K, Peters, K. Barriers to accessing dental care among rural Latinos: Effects of length of residence. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, California.  2008.

2007
Cristancho S, Garces DM, Gomez D, Peters K, Mueller B. Towards the development of sustainable indigenous health policy: Insights from a community-based assessment of priority health concerns in the Colombian Amazon. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington D.C.  2007.

Cristancho S, Garces DM, Mueller B, Peters K. Assessing rural Hispanics' preferred health promotion strategies: Towards a culturally-appropriate and acculturation-sensitve approach to Hispanic health promotion in Illinois. Presented at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Annual Research Day, Rockford, Illinois.  2007. (Excellence in Health Disparities Research Award.)

Cristancho S, Garces DM, Mueller B, Peters K. Predicting health promotion strategy preferences among rural Midwestern Hispanics. Presented at the annual conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.  2007.

Cristancho S, Garces DM, Peters K, Mueller B. Culture and health education in rural areas: Assessing health education delivery preferences of Hispanics. Presented at the annual conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.  2007.

Cristancho S, Peters K, Garces DM, Mueller B. Towards the successful use of local partnerships to reduce health disparity: Lessons learned from a preliminary evaluation of rural Hispanic health advisory committees. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington D.C.  2007.

Garces DM, Cristancho S, Mueller B, Peters K. Bridging the gap between rural Hispanics and health care services: Individual and community impacts of a community-based medical interpreters training program. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington D.C.  2007.  

MacDowell M, Zeitz H. Evaluating knowledge and attitude changes from two years of implementing a course module about cultural proficiency in providing patient care for second year medical students.  Presented at the spring conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges - Central Group on Education Affairs, Indianapolis, Indiana.  2007.

McGee B, Glasser M, Warner J, Burkholder P, Belman S. Perceived barriers to diabetes self-management among rural primary care patients. Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Anchorage, Alaska.  2007.   

Mueller B, Cristancho S, Garces DM, Peters K. Addressing Illinois rural Hispanics' health rights from a public health perspective: Bridging the gap through partnership and capacity-building applications of the CBPR approach. Presented at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Annual Research Day, Rockford, Illinois.  2007.

Mueller B, Cristancho S, Garces DM, Peters K. Rural health disparity issues in Illinois: A community capacity building approach.  Presented at the University of Illinois at Chicago Rural Public Health Institute, Effingham, Illilnois.  2007.

Mueller B, Cristancho S, Peters K, Garces DM. Addressing Hispanic rural health disparity issues in Illinois: A community capacity building appraoch.  Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, Illinois.  2007. 

Peters K, Baldyga W, Kaste L, Janssen J, Lampiris L. Development of a statewide oral health infrastructure for planning and plans: Role of particpatory stakeholder evaluation. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington D.C.  2007. 

Peters K, Mueller B, Garces DM, Cristancho S, Glasser M. Improving social accountability in research thrugh engaging communities using participatory approaches to identifying health priorities. Presented at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Annual Research Day, Rockford, Illinois.  2007.
 
2006
Cristancho S, Garces DM, Mueller B, Peters K. Assessing rural Hispanics' preferred health promotion strategies: Towards a culturally-appropriate and acculturation-sensitive approach to Hispanic health promotion in Illinois. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Boston, Massachusetts.  2006.

Cristancho S, Garces DM, Mueller B, Peters K. Predicting health promotion strategy preferences among rural Midwestern Hispanics. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Boston, Massachusetts.  2006.

Cristancho S, Garces DM, Peters K, Mueller B. Culture and health education in rural areas:  Assessing health education delivery preferences of Hispanics. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Boston, Massachusetts.  2006.

Glasser M, Peters K, Gadon M, Yen E, Hunsaker M, Mueller B. Improving social accountability through interprofessional partnerships. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Ghent, Belgium.  2006.
 
Glasser M, Peters K, Hunsaker M, Mueller B, MacDowell M. Improving social accountability through community-based education. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Ghent, Belgium.  2006.
 
Glasser M, Peters K, Opacich K, Hunsaker M. Ethics and the rural health care sector. Invited panel presentation at the Third Annual Conference of the Illinois Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum, Springfield, Illinois.  2006.  
 
MacDowell M. Sources of change for rural health care providers in the next decade. Presented at Research Day College of Medicine University of Illinois at Rockford, Rockford, Illinois.  2006.
 
MacDowell M, Cristancho S, Garces M, Mueller B, Peters K. Examination of reported health related issues among rural Illinois Hispanic adults: Results of a survey in five communities.  Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Boston, Massachusetts.  2006.   
 
MacDowell M, Ottens A. Health careers professions: Reaching rural Illinois high school students.  Presented at the Illinois Connections Conference, Bloomington, Illinois.  2006.
 
MacDowell M, Zeitz H. Evaluating knowledge and attitude changes from implementation of a course module in academic year 2005-2006 to improve second year medical student cultural proficiency in providing patient care.  Presented at Research Day College of Medicine University of Illinois at Rockford, Rockford, Illinois.  2006.

Mueller B, Cristancho S, Garces DM, Peters K. Addressing health disparity issues in rural Hispanic communities of Illinois: A community capacity building approach. Presented at the Cambio de Colores Change of Colors: Latinos in Missouri beyond borders. Colunbia, Missouri. 2006.

Mueller B, Cristancho S. Garces DM, Peters K. Addressing Illinois rural Hispanics' health rights form a public health perspective: Bridging the gap through partnership and capacity-building applications of the CBPR approach.  Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Boston, Massachusetts.  2006.

Mueller B, Cristancho S. Garces DM, Peters K. Building community capacity to address health disparity issues in the rural Hispanic midwest: A community based participatory action research approach. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Boston, Massachusetts, 2006.
 
Peters K, Mueller B, Garces D, Cristancho S, Glasser M. Improving social accountability in research through engaging communities using participatory approaches to identifying health priorities. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Ghent, Belgium.  2006.

Peters K, Mueller B, Zeitz H, Carlson C, MacDowell M, Hunsaker M, Glasser M. Improving soical accountability in training by emphasizing community-based approaches to patient care. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Ghent, Belgium. 2006.

Peters K, Mueller B, Zeitz H, Glasser M. Interdisciplinary teaching and learning about rural health: Lessons learned from a multi-year evaluation of a health professions student program. Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Reno, Nevada.  2006.
 
Zeitz H, MacDowell M. Process and content evaluation of the implementation of a seminar to improve medical student cultural proficiency in providing patient care. Presented at the National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, Washington, DC.  2006. 
 
2005
Gadon M, Peters K, Glasser M. Improving primary care through education and practice: Lessons learned from national and local models in the US. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  2005.
 
Glasser M, Peters K, Hunsaker M, MacDowell M. Making primary health care work: Practices related to community-oriented primary care. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  2005.
 
Lizer S, MacDowell M.  Preliminary evaluation of an interdisciplinary educational program to develop partnerships for serving the rural un/underinsured.  Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, Illinois.  2005.  
 
McNamara P, Glasser M, Clark MJ, MacDowell M, Hunsaker M. Medical malpractice: Views of rural health professionals. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, Illinois.  2005.  
 
Patrick L, Eliason B, Peters K. Professional values and patient compliance. Presented at the annual spring conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges - Central Group on Education Affairs, Madison, Wisconsin.  2005

Peters K, Baldyga W. Evidence based public health: The internet as a resource. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania.  2005.

Peters K, Baldyga W. Sternberg E. Evidence based public health decision making in Illinois.  Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Public Health Association, Springfield, Illinois.  2005.

Peters K, Clancy R, Cox C, Merchant S. Update on the Illinois arthritis partnership and self management programs, Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Public Health Association, Springfield, Illinois.  2005.

Peters K, Glasser M, MacDowell M, Hunsaker M, Salafsky B. Can interprofessional educational experiences contribute to improving primary care? Presented at the annual conference Network: Towards Unity for Health, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  2005.
 
Peters K, Glasser M, Salberg A, Nolting J, Warner-Findlow J, Prohaska T. Rural provider practices and rural older adult preferences in physical activity counseling. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  2005.

Peters K, Keefe C, Werner G, Henley E, Gadon M. Teaching population health: Needs, tools and resources. Presented at the annual spring conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges - Central Group on Education Affairs, Madison, Wisconsin.  2005. 

Peters K, Koerber A, Noorullah K, Lopez E, Torres I, Kaste L, Crawford J. Exploring the link between oral health and diabetes: Perspectives from the Latino community. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  2005.

Peters K, Werner G, Henley E. Health disparities project: Scholarship consultations for works in progress. Presented at the annual spring conference of the Association of Americal Medical Colleges - Central Group on Education Affairs, Madison, Wisconsin.  2005.

Prohaska T, Warren-Findlow J, Peters K. Communicating physical activity recommendations: Perspecties of health care providers and older adults. Presented at the annual congress of the International Association of Gerontology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  2005.  


Salberg A, Peters K, Glasser M. Non-physician provider use of physical activity guidelines: Missed opportunities? Presented at the annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida.  2005.               

Werner G, Peters K, Henley E. Exploring health disparities: An online, problem-space format.  Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Public Health Association, Springfield, Illinois.  2005.

Werner G, Peters K, Henley E. Exploring health disparities: An online, problem-space format. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  2005.
 
2004
Baldyga W, Peters K. Training in the use of evidence based decision-making. Presented at the Academy Health Service Research conference, San Diego, California.  2004.

Eliason B, Peters K. Personal values of family physicians and practice satisfication.  Presented at the annual conference of the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, Toronto, Canada.  2004.

Glasser M, Peters K. Reducing health disparities in rural communities. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.  2004.

Glasser M, Peters K, Mueller B, Zeitz H, MacDowell M, Salafsky B. Overcoming health disparities through partnerships between communities, health services and health professions schools. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Atlanta, Georgia.  2004.

Glasser M, Peters K, Wansley R, Nusbuam N, Orr R. Project EXPORT center for excellence in rural health. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, Illinois.  2004.

Hentall K, Prohaska T, Hargraves W, Peters K. Overcoming health disparities through partnerships in research and evaluation: The role of transdisciplinary approaches. Presented at the annual conference for Network: Towards Unity for Health, Atlanta, Georgia.  2004.
 
Hunsaker M, Glasser M. RMED: Replicable model for recruitment and retention of rural students.  Presented at the Predoctoral Education Conference, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  2004.
 
Koerber A, Vega E, Noorullah K, Torres I, Crawford J, Kaste L, Peters K. The relationship of diabetes and periodontal disease in a Latino comunity: Community and provider perspectives. Presented at the Diabetes Translation conference, Chicago, Illinois.  2004.

MacDowell M, Glasser M, Hunsaker M, Henley E. Practice issues and location characteristics, University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford, 1997-2000 graduates practicing in rural Illinois. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Atlanta, Georgia.  2004. 
 
MacDowell M, Maripuri S. Examination of health status and access to care patterns among ethnic groups in rural and urban Illinois. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, Illinois.  2004. 
 
MacDowell M, Matus J. Self-assessed factors predicting career success of MHSA graduates. Presented at the annual conference of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, San Diego, California.  2004.

Nusbaum N, Flach D, Carlson C, Royster M, Blokus E, Stroup H, Kush K, Peters K. Overcoming Health Disparities through partnerships in policy development and advocacy. Presented at the annual conference for Network: Towards Unity for Health, Atlanta, Georgia.  2004.
 
Ottens A, MacDowell M, Fisher T. Collaborating for career development in the health professions. Presented at the Illinois Counseling Association Conference, Lisle, Illinois.  2004. 
 
Peters K, Baldyga W, Lizer S, Mueller B, Orr R, Prohaska T, Henley E, Merchant, S. Overcoming health disparities through partnerships in research and evaluation: Working with communities.  Presented at the annual conference for Network: Towards Unity for Health, Atlanta, Georgia.  2004.

Peters K, Baldyga W, Sternberg E. Evidence-based decision making in public health (EBDM/PH): An overview of the Illinois training approach. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Public Health Association, Bloomingdale, Illinois.  2004.

Peters K, Baldyga W, Sternberg E. Evidence-based public health decision making:  A training course. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington D.C.  2004.

Peters K, Glasser M. Attitudes and practices of rural Illinois physicians toward physical activity counseling with older adults. Presented at the annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, D.C.  2004.                      
 
Peters K, Glasser M. Pain assessment and quality of life among rural older adult cardiac patients who exercise. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.  2004.
 
Peters K, Glasser M. Rural physician perspectives on older adult exercise recommendations. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.  2004. 
 
Peters K, Henley E, MacDowell M, Zeitz H, Mueller B, Glasser M. Learning population health and health disparities concepts through an interdisciplinary PBL case curriculum. Meeting of the Central Group on Educational Affairs, Omaha, Nebraska.  2004. 
 
2003
Glasser M, Evaluation in the grant-writing process. Invited grant-writing workshop for health care providers. Presented at special meeting of the Research Committee of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Galesburg, Illinois.  2003.
 
Glasser M, Peters K. Interdisciplinary rural health professions education: Issues and outcomes in program development. Presented at the annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, California.  2003. 
 
Glasser M, Peters K. Update on the Rural Medical Education (RMED) Programme: Impact of rural recruitment and retention. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Newcastle, Australia.  2003.
 
Glasser M, Peters K, Salafsky B. Towards access and equity in health professions education and health care delivery: The Rockford experience and the role of interdisciplinary approaches. Presented at the annual conference of Network: Towards Unity for Health, Newcastle, Australia.  2003. 
 
Glasser M, Peters K, Winkler P, Stratton T, Mueller B, Straub L. Survey of medical school-based interdisciplinary health professions programs in the United States.  Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Salt Lake City, Utah.  2003.
 
Londo R. Recruiting pre-med students to train as our future rural family physicians.  Presented at the annual predoctoral education conference of the  Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Austin, Texas.  2003.
 
MacDowell M. Considerations in implementing outreach to rural areas.  Talk presented at Invitation Outreach Symposium, Greater Midwest Region, Chicago, Illinois.  2003.
 
MacDowell, M et al. Factors influencing retention and practice success among UI-Rockford alumni physicians recently starting practice in rural Illinois”.  Presented at the annual vonference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, Illinois.  2003. 
 
MacDowell M, Glasser M. Examination of issues and perspectives of University of Illinois-Rockford medical school graduates after recently entering practice in rural Illinois,” Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, Illinois.  2003.              

MacDowell M, McNamara P. Contribution of health care services provision to the economic activity rural Illinois communities.  Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, 2003.  

Peters K. Average length of stay patterns among rural home health care providers: A multilevel analysis. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, California.  2003.

Peters K, Glasser M. Pain assessment and quality of life among rural older adult cardiac patients who exercise. Presented at the annual scientific conference of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, California.  2003.

Peters K, Glasser M, Winkler P, Mueller B, Zeitz H, Ring M. Rural interdisciplinary health professions partnership: An Illinois experience. Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Salt Lake City, Utah.  2003.

Peters K, Mueller B, Winkler P, Zeitz H, Glasser M. Interdisciplinary health professions preceptorship. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, Illinois.  2003.

Peters K, Sternberg E. Evidence based public health decision-making: A how-to for practitioners. Presented at the continuing education institute at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, California.  2003.
 
Peters K, Sternberg E, Baldyga W. Dissemination of an evidence based public health decision-making course: Issues in implementation and evaluation of a train the trainer program. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Public Health Association, Springfield, Illinois.  2003.

Peters K, Zeitz H, Mueller B, Glasser M, Winkler P. Interdisciplinary rural health professions preceptorships. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, Illinois.  2003.                

Warner J, Peters K, Glasser M, Burkholder P. Health information and help seeking behaviors among people with diabetes attending health fairs. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Public Health Association, Springfield, Illinois.  2003.
 
2002
Baldyga W, Peters K, Sternberg E. Evidence-based public health practice: Training of a local health workforce. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  2002.

Chang H, Getz M, Peters K. Use of arthritis services in Illinois: Comparison of Arthritis Foundation profiles to BRFSS data. Presented at the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control national conference, Atlanta, Georgia.  2002.

Chang H, Getz M, Schweppe L, Boyd J, Peters K. Improvements in physical health and social relationships among very elderly women in a rural county after participation in arthritis self-help courses.  Presented at the Rural Women's Health Conference, Washington D.C.  2002.

Getz M, Peters K, Chang T. Using program evaluation data to supplement state BRFSS data in conducting arthritis surveillance. Presented at the annual meeting of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Kansas City, Missouri.  2002.

Glasser M, Peters K. Assessment of ‘well-being’ among rural adult cardiac patients who exercise.  Presented at the annual conference of the Gerontology Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts.  2002.
 
Glasser M, Wansley R, Stratton T, Rural expansion of an urban-based program: The AHEC/RPEER collaboration. Presented at the annual conference of the National AHEC Organization, Little Rock, Arkansas.  2002.
 
Henley E, Peters K, Weidenbacher-Hoper V, Glasser M. A public health oriented medical school faculty development fellowship. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  2002.
 
Londo R. Community planning and service utilization: Provision of family planning services by local county health departments in rural Illinois counties. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, Illinois.  2002.
 
Londo R, Stratton T. Preparing family medicine physicians for team practice:  Interdisciplinary exposure during an extended rural preceptorship. Presented at the annual predoctoral education conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Tampa, Florida.  2002.
 
MacDowell M, Wilson T. Strategies for assessing causality in disease management programs. Presented at the annual conference of Disease Management Association of America, San Antonio, Texas.  2002. 

Peters K, Baldyga W, Lampiris L, Janssen J. Community oral health infrastructure plan development: The Illinois experience. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  2002.

Peters K, Getz M, Chang T. Describing the burden of arthritis in Illinois: Data from the Illinois BRFSS. Presented at the annual conference of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Atlanta, Georgia.  2002.

Peters K, Getz M, Chang T, Steiner B. Arthritis and associated behavioral risk factors among rural older adults: A county-based profile. Presented at the annual scientific conference of the Gerontological Society of America, 2002.
 
Peters K, Glasser M. Community mini-grant program: Innovative strategies for health in rural Illinois. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Bloomington, Illinois.  2002.

Peters K, Glasser M. County-based behavioral risk factor surveillance data: What we can learn about older adults in rural areas. Presented at the annual conference of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  2002.
 
Weidenbacher-Hoper V, Warner J, Taylor P, Londo R, Nika B, Henley E, Shear M, Glasser M, Peters K. Addressing health disparities in the community: Results of a faculty development program. Seminar presented at the annual conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, San Francisco, California.  2002.
 
2001
Glasser M, Londo R, Fecht T, Salafsky B. Rural health professions education: Innovative and collaborative strategies to address primary care needs.  Seminar presented at the general network meeting of Network of Community Partnerships for Health Through Innovative Education, Service, and Research, Londrina Parana, Brazil.  2001.       
 
Glasser M, Londo R, Mueller B. Interdisciplinary partnerships to address rural health needs. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Public Health Association, Collinsville, Illinois.  2001.
 
Londo R, Glasser M. Educational effects of teacher and learner gender during a 16-week rural family medicine preceptorship.  Presented at the annual conference of the Central Group on Educational Affairs – Association of American Medical Colleges, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  2001.  
 
Londo R, Glasser M. Student self-evaluation of clinical skills development during a rural family medicine preceptorship.  Presented at the annual predoctoral education conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Long Beach, California.  2001.
 
Russinof H, Glasser M, Cooksey J, Reed M, Mansour J, Londo R, Stratton T. Assessing professional practice and community life for rural physicians and other health professions. Presented at Innovation in Medical Education Exhibits annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, D.C.  2001.
 
Stratton T, Mistretta M, Glasser M. Who gets interviewed - Who gets accepted?: Screening predictors in a rural family medicine program.  Presented at the annual conference on Research in Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, D.C.  2001.
 
2000
Glasser M, Beier L, Mueller B. Merging medical education and community health. Presented at the annual conference of the Illinois Rural Health Association, Effingham, Illinois.  2000.
 
Londo R, Glasser M, Stearns J. Changes in student evaluation of teaching during a 16 week preceptorship in rural family medicine. Presented at the Predoctoral Education Conference, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, San Antonio, Texas.  2000.
 
MacDowell M, et al. Linking health data for neighborhood health improvement, examining health issues among seniors in three Hamilton County Health Department neighborhoods. Presented at the Greater Cincinnati Health Foundation Data Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.  2000. 
 
MacDowell M, Guo L. County health status indicator profile findings. Presented at the Southwest Ohio Data Conference, Sardinia, Ohio.  2000.  
 
Norris NE, Glasser M, Diehl H. Health promotion in a rural community: ‘Chipping’ away at lifestyle change. Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.  2000.
 
Stearns M, Londo R, Stearns J, Lizer S, Glasser M. Broadening awareness:  Integrating a population health perspective into medical education through a 4-year curriculum.  Presented at the annual predoctoral education conference of Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, San Antonio, Texas.  2000.
 
1999
Glasser M. Merging medical education and community health programs to address health and service needs in rural areas. Invited case study for presentation at the internation conference of Towards Unity for Health, Phuket, Thailand.  1999.
 
Glasser M, Mills S, Stearns J, Prohaska T, Gravdal J. Health care communication and support in rural communities. Presented at the annual conference of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, California.  1999.

Henley E, Glasser M, May J. Medical student views of family nurse practitioners as teachers. Presented at the Predoctoral Education Conference, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Savannah, Georgia.  1999.
 
Lizer S, Glasser M, Peterson J. Service-learning, community, and medical education: A perfect fit? Presented at the Predoctoral Education Conference, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Savannah, Georgia. 1999.
 
Londo R, Glasser M. Clinical encounter data for students on a rural family medicine preceptorship. Presented at the Predoctoral Education Conference, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Savannah, Georgia.  1999.
 
Stearns MA, Glasser M, Lizer S, Stearns J, Londo RA. Longitudinal community health curriculum for health professions students in a rural training track. Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, San Diego, California.  1999.
 
Stearns M, Lizer S, Londo R, Stearns J. Internet assignments teach community health concepts…..and much more!. Presented at the annual predoctoral education conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Savannah, Georgia.  1999. 
 
1998
Glasser M, Londo R. Medical school and community partnerships:  Developing, implementing and evaluating community-based projects.  Presented at the International Conference on Partnerships for Community Health – The Network of Community-Oriented Educational Institutions for Health Services, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  1998.
 
Stearns M, Londo R, Glasser M, Lizer S, Hemesath K, Stearns J. Foundations in rural family and community medicine I and II.  Presented at the annual session innovations in medical education exhibits of the Association of American Medical Colleges, New Orleans, Louisiana.  1998.   
 
Stearns M, Londo R, Stearns J. Networking:  Mutually beneficial partnerships to promote medical education and rural health care in Illinois. Presented at the annual conference of the National Rural Health Association, Orlando, Florida.  1998.   
 
Stearns M, Londo R, Stearns J. Networking:  Mutually beneficial partnerships to promote medical education and rural health care in Illinois. Presented at the annual conference of the Association of American Medical Colleges – Central Group on Educational Affairs, Chicago, Illinois.  1998.