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UMDNJ surgeon and social scientist speaks on April 2 at 6 p.m.
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The Department of Psychology is pleased to welcome Andrew delaTorre, M.D. on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 6 p.m.. Dr. delaTorre will speak on the intersection of psychology, science and medicine in practice and in research.
Dr. delaTorre is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is also Director of Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery, Clinical Director of the Hepatobiliary Immunotherapy Research Team (HIRT), and Medical Director for the Sharing Network, which coordinates organ donations and assignments nation-wide. Dr. delaTorre has received federal and other public grants to fund his work to increase minority participation rates in healthcare, risk management behaviors, and risk reporting. Dr. delaTorre's medical training is as a transplant surgeon, yet his work in the community is based upon social science research and methodology.
In his lecture, “The Use of Patient Targeted Informatics to Improve Early Intervention and Reduce Morbidity from Chronic Illness,” he will discuss data collected using a kiosk survey delivery system he developed for assessing knowledge and health behaviors. His work holds cross-cutting implications for applications of science across a wide range of disciplines, and exemplifies the global direction in which science --as an outreach enterprise --has far-reaching impact beyond the academy. Please join us to hear about ways that researchers in social science and medicine can collaborate in important endeavors. 
The event will be held in Arts and Sciences Hall Room 109 and is open to the Seton Hall community. Join us for discussion!
Partial funding for this event is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences thanks to generous support of the President's Advisory Council members.

For more information please contact:
anine P. Buckner, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
(973) 275-2708


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