Centre for Health Studies Hosts Ninth Annual Health Studies Day

Members of the public invited to benefit from presentations

Monday, January 24, 2011, Peterborough

Trent University’s Centre for Health Studies is hosting its ninth annual Health Studies Day on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room C103 of the DNA building, east of Otonabee College.
Organized to highlight the types of health research underway at Trent, this year’s Health Studies Day will feature a range of health topics from different disciplines such as Environmental Resource Studies, Psychology and Nursing, presented by faculty and graduate student researchers.
A complete agenda is as follows:

1:00 p.m.
Welcome and opening remarks, Dr. Deborah Kennett, director, Centre for Health Studies

1:10 p.m.
“Rapid Aging Syndrome and Electronsmog”, Dr. Magda Havas, Environmental & Resource Studies

1:40 p.m.
“Health Status of Injured Workers with Permanent Impairments: Comparisons by Income Status using the RAACWI Injured Worker Health Survey”, Peri Ballantyne, Sociology

2:10 p.m.
“Changing Health Behaviours: An Exploration of the Importance of Attachment and Time Since Diagnosis in a Sample of Breast Cancer Survivors”, Dr. Elaine Scharfe, Psychology

2:40 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m.
”Lessons from Canadian Mortality Data About Life Span Extension and Dying in Advanced Old Age?”, Beryl Cable-Williams, Nursing

3:30 p.m.
“Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Nursing Students”, Leslie Grightmire, Nursing

4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks, Dr. Deborah Kennett

There is no charge to attend the ninth annual Health Studies Day and light refreshments will be available. All members of the community are welcome.

To learn more about Trent’s Centre for Health Studies, visit


For more information, please contact: Dr. Deborah J. Kennett, director of the Centre for Health Studies, 705-748-1011 x7770 or