BALANCE Journal Club

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Join us on the fourth Monday of each month from 12:00 to 1:00 pm PT to discuss global neurology and health equity topics. All faculty, trainees, and staff are welcome!

The BALANCE Journal Club focuses on articles related to health and health care disparities and health equity in neurology and neuroscience. The goal of the journal club is to facilitate conversations in a safe space around best practices, challenges, and more in working toward neurologic health equity in the US and globally.

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Monday, February 26, 2024

Identification of genetic risk loci and causal insights associated with Parkinson's disease in African and African admixed populations: a genome-wide association study
Lancet Neurol. 2023; 22: 1015–25. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(23)00283-1

Monday, January 22, 2024

Dementia Risk and Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

JAMA Neurol. 2023;80(9):903-909. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.2120

Monday, November 27, 2023

Risk of Midlife Stroke After Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: The FinnGen Study

Miller et al. Stroke. 2023;54(7):1798-1805. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.043052

Monday, October 23, 2023

Cardiac Arrest Survival at Emergency Medical Service Agencies in Catchment Areas with Primarily Black and Hispanic Populations

Uzendu et al. JAMA Network. 2023;183(10):1136–1143. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2023.4303 

Monday, September 25, 2023

Jin, Hannah A et al. “Racial Differences in Clinical Presentation in Individuals Diagnosed With Frontotemporal Dementia.”

JAMA neurology, e233093. 11 Sep. 2023, doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.3093

Monday, August 28, 2023

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health-Related Quality of Life for Individuals with Parkinson Disease Across Centers of Excellence

Di Luca et al. Neurology May 2023, 100 (21) e2170-e2181; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000207247. Online ahead of print, 2023 Apr 5.

Monday, July 24, 2023

History of Incarceration and Its Association With Geriatric and Chronic Health Outcomes in Older Adulthood

Garcia-Grossman et al. JAMA Network Open. 2023;6(1):e2249785. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.49785

Monday, June 26, 2023

Stroke Outcomes Among English- and Spanish-Speaking Mexican Americans

Vargas et al. Neurology 2023;10.1212/WNL.0000000000207275. Online ahead of print, 2023 Apr 12. PMID: 37045598

Monday, May 22, 2023

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Hospice Use and Hospitalizations at End-of-Life Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Dementia

Lin et al. JAMA  Network Open. 2022;5(6):e2216260. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.16260

Monday, March 27, 2023

Pathogen and Antibody Identification in Children with Encephalitis in Myanmar

Galardi et al. Ann Neurol. 2023;93(3):615-628. doi:10.1002/ana.26560. PMID 36443898

Monday, February 27, 2023

Socioeconomic Status, Biological Aging, and Memory in a Diverse National Sample of Older US Men and Women

Avila-Rieger et al. Neurology 2022 Nov 8;99(19):e2114-e2124. PMID 36038275

Monday, January 23, 2023

Stroke Belt birth state and late-life cognition in the Study of Healthy Aging in African Americans (STAR)

George et al. Ann Epidemiol. 2021;64:26-32. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.09.001. PMID: 34509621