PRCHN seminar series to continue June 11 with presentation on wearable computing, sensor technology

The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) at Case Western Reserve University will host “Wearable computing and sensor technology: What’s all the fuss?” Amy Sheon, executive director of the Urban Health Initiative, will lead the talk as part of the PRCHN Seminar Series.

The presentation takes place Wednesday, June 11, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the PRCHN Ground Floor Conference Room in the BioEnterprise Building.

Sheon is the founding executive director of the Urban Health Initiative. With more than 25 years’ experience in government, academia and the non-profit sectors, she is leveraging the assets of Case Western Reserve University to make an impact on the health of people living in Cleveland.

Sheon’s work has focused on creation of a new model of obesity surveillance using existing immunization registries, and she was instrumental in the establishment of three different centers at the University of Michigan that focused on clinical research, ethical issues in the life sciences and improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged youth. She also worked at the National Institutes of Health on maternal-infant HIV transmission, HIV prevention studies and cancer genetics. She earned a master’s of public health at the University of Michigan and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The PRCHN Seminar Series is open to the public and takes place from noon to 1:15 on the second Wednesday of every month in the PRCHN Ground Floor Conference Room at the BioEnterprise Building (11000 Cedar Ave.). Parking is available and a light lunch is served.