The Newby Institute for Research and Innovation can contribute to the area both in clinical research, education and training in multiple areas. A major goal is to develop a research, public policy and innovation center here in Norfolk.
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Health Disparities Research
Interventional Population Studies
Health Delivery Research
Health Disparities Research:
I have developed and maintained a private practice of approximately 15-20,000 patients, many of whom are either African American or of a lower socioeconomic status. This population of patients continues to represent those with the highest risk for long-term health complications such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease and can provide a wealth of knowledge to assist in the understanding and improvement of this population’s health status with resources available through the institution. Of course, the goal is to globally improve the health and welfare of the citizens of Hampton Roads through education, diet and exercise thereby reducing the incidence of heart disease and stroke.
Interventional population-based studies:
As an example, elimination of food desserts with a defined plan to enhance delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables to areas that otherwise would not have access. Through my political affiliations with the mayor and city council, the city of Norfolk would be involved in the development and distribution of healthy food items through either market stands or truck delivery.
Establish a population database:
Another important goal is to develop and maintain a database here in this area with the assistance of the University of Virginia. With this patient population, a database of this magnitude would be instrumental in providing a wealth of knowledge and understanding for clinical research and improvement of this particular community’s health status.
I would like to take a lead role in developing and delivering a medical education program to consumers through social media outlets, radio and television. I currently co-host the health segment on one of the local news shows on Public radio, WHRV, entitled “Another View” which I have done for the past 4 years. I also produce and to record a medical minute series entitled “The Newby medical minute”, which is played daily on WHOV in Hampton, Virginia. Given the use of technology in medicine today, venues like this will be useful to promote the university’s commitment to medical education.
Health delivery research:
I am currently developing and will be implementing a chest pain urgent care center in this area. I currently have one urgent care location here in Fort Norfolk and am developing a second one in the Berkeley area of Norfolk located in an underserved area which should open in the next 2 months. It is my hope to decrease hospitalizations by directing patients deemed low risk to these centers as opposed to the emergency room, but equally as important, to develop research opportunities that will help identify and render care to patients and to develop better protocols for the identification and treatment of such individuals with suspected heart disease.