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Public Affairs Discussion Group

Even After a Heart Attack - The Challenge of Encouraging Healthy Behavior

Shirley M. Moore Ph.D., RN, FAAN - Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University

Friday March 4, 2011
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Crawford Hall - Room 9
Inamori Center
Case Western Reserve University

If we only took better care of ourselves…

Many of us would be much healthier. Caregivers know this well. And health care in the United States would be a lot less expensive. Politicians, both liberals and conservatives, say this constantly. Yet it appears to be very hard to influence patients. Exercise following an acute cardiac event has been shown to improve cardiovascular and overall health. Yet, 6 months after a cardiac event, only 15-40% of people exercise at levels consistent with recommended guidelines. In her current research, Professor Moore is studying two interventions that seek to increase adherence to exercise regimens. Join us to discuss a key issue for both health care and health policy.

We regret that we had to cancel the Friday Lunch of February 25 because campus was closed. We regret it very much if anyone came to campus and discovered the fact. We will try to find a way to send e-mail alerts in the future, but it simply was not possible to coordinate a mailing on such short notice. Mr. Matthews, as one can imagine, was occupied dealing with the effect of the storm on campus. We will work to reschedule him for another date, probably in the Fall. Again, we are sorry for any inconvenience.

On fridays a few spaces are available for visitors with mobility concerns. Parking options for visitors from beyond campus include the Severance Hall parking garage on East Boulevard, the small lot on Adelbert Road just uphill from Euclid Ave, and other lots on campus.

More About Our Guest....

Shirley M. Moore is the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean of Research at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB). Her research has focused on the development and testing of interventions to facilitate recovery following acute cardiac events and secondary prevention of cardiac risk factors. Throughout her prolific career she has written several grants for federal funding and leads FPB's Center for Research and Scholarship to facilitate the grant writing process for other faculty. She was recently awarded a supplement to her NIH-funded SMART Center to involve more disabled persons in the subject-side of research.

Friday Lunch Upcoming Topics and Speakers:

March 11: No Session, Spring Break

March 18: Special Inamori Center Event, Howard Ernst, Associate Professor of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy, Dirty Water:  A Critical Look at Regulatory, Cooperative, and Market-based Solutions to the Nation's Growing Water Pollution Problem.

March 25: Mark Votruba, Associate Professor of Economics: The Social Effects of Economic Dislocation

April 1: Jacqueline Lipton, Professor and Associate Dean of Law: Privacy and Online Social Networks.

April 8: Special Inamori Center Event.

April 15: Mark Naymik, Reporter, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio's Budget Battle

April 22: Jon Groetzinger, Visiting Professor of Law and Director, China Legal Programs: Developing the Legal Profession in China.

The Friday Lunch discussions are held on the lower (ground) level of Crawford Hall. Visitors with mobility issues may find it easiest to take advantage of special arrangements we have made. On most Fridays, a few parking spaces in the V.I.P. lot in between Crawford Hall and Amasa Stone Chapel are held for participants in the lunch discussion. Overflow parking is also available in the Severance Hall parking garage on East Boulevard.

Visitors then can avoid walking up the hill to the first floor of Crawford by entering the building on the ground level, through the garage area under the building. The further door on the left in that garage will be left unlocked during the period before the Friday lunch. On occasion, parking will be unavailable because of other university events.

For more information about these and other Center for Policy Studies programs, please see http://policy.case.edu.

February 28, 2011

Upcoming Events

Democracy, Diplomacy, and U.S. Interests in Egypt: The Freedom Agenda of George W. Bush

Professor Jason Brownlee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Texas, March 3, 2011, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Mandel Center Building, Room 115, 11402 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH. This program is made possible by the generosity of Ms. Eloise Briskin and is sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Center for Policy Studies.

President George W. Bush's support for Arab democracy is conventionally regarded either as a noble departure from traditional US foreign policy or a cynical ploy to justify America's presence in Iraq after the WMD search came up dry. Examining US relations with Egypt during the Bush presidency, Brownlee explains the often incongruous mix of public rhetoric and official actions that constitute recent democracy promotion. Concerted White House support for political reform in Egypt ran aground amid bureaucratic skepticism, long-standing assumptions, and untended-to regional concerns.

Jason Brownlee's research concentrates on Middle East politics and US foreign policy. Prior to arriving at the University of Texas, he was a fellow at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

Jason Brownlee's first book, Authoritarianism in an Age of Democratization, explains the varying fates of autocratic rulers who experimented with multi-party elections. The focus of his current research is US-Egyptian relations.

Collective Memory: How the Present Shapes the Past Told through a Philadelphia Story: George Washington and Slavery

Marc Howard Ross, Ph.D., William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science at Bryn Mawr College, March 2, 2011, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Moot Courtroom (A59), Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio, Sponsored by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution, Case Western Reserve School of Law.

The specific conflict he will describe and analyze has gone on for the past nine years in Philadelphia concerning George Washington and the nine enslaved Africans who lived in the President's House in the city from 1790-1797. The house that was torn down in the 1830's was a block away from Independence Hall—where the national narrative of freedom and liberty is celebrated, and the former slave quarters is almost directly under the present entrance to the Liberty Bell Pavilion where the bell is housed. Unlike the simple story that was told in Independence Hall National Park, we should ask how can this complex braided history of freedom and slavery that not only is found on this site but throughout the country in its first 77 years be told together?

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