UMDNJ surgeon and social scientist speaks on April 2 at 6 p.m.
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
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
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