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11/16/2021 - Medical Grand Rounds: The Weight of Stress and Depression on the Health of Black Women





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain cultural sensitivity related to weight management among Black women in order to improve outcomes
  • Recognize the role of stress in chronic disease management
  • Describe approaches for modifying the gut microbiome to reduce risk for chronic diseases.

Suggested Additional Reading & Joint Accreditation Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements:

Suggested additional reading:

  1. Fitzgibbon ML, Tussing-Humphreys LM, Porter JS, Martin IK, Odoms-Young A, Sharp LK. Weight loss and African-American women: a systematic review of the behavioural weight loss intervention literature. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 2012;13(3):193-213.
  2. Carson TL, Jackson BE, Nolan T, Williams A, Baskin ML. Lower Depression Scores associated with Greater Weight Loss among Rural Black Women in a Behavioral Weight Loss Program. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2017; 7(2):320-329.14.
  3. Cox TL, Krukowski RA, Love SJ, Eddings KE, DiCarlo M, Chang JY, Prewitt TE, West DS. Stress management augmented behavioral weight loss intervention for African American women: A pilot study. Health Education & Behavior. Feb 2013; 40(1):78-87.
  4. Carson TL, Wang F, Cui X, Jackson BE, Lefkowitz E, Kumar R, Morrow C, Baskin ML. Associations between race, perceived psychological stress, and the gut microbiota in a sample of generally healthy black and white women: A pilot study on the role of race and perceived psychological stress. Psychosomatic Medicine. 2018; doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000614 (Epub ahead of print).

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This educational activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Tiffany L. Carson, PhD, MPH — Associate Member | George Edgecomb Scholar, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, School of Medical University of Pittsburgh
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.