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1 An interactive education and research exhibit from Oregon Health & Science University

2 In this presentation What is Let’s Get Healthy!? Research stations – description and pictures How the data are used Volunteer information Exhibit setup & display logistics Contact information

3 Goal of Let’s Get Healthy! Provide the public with an opportunity to participate in an interactive NIH-funded research study Participants of all ages learn about their own health and the process of biomedical research Participants can contribute their anonymous information to a national population database for use by scientists, students, schools and community organizations

4 About the research stations

5 Let’s Get Healthy! Station Descriptions Let’s Get Healthy! provides an exhibit that can be tailored to community needs and the available space Entry Kiosk Diet Assessment Sleep Assessment Body Measurements Cancer Risk (Skin, Lung & Breast Cancer) Blood Pressure Epigenetics Memory OMSI Exhibits For Adults only at Community Events – Blood chemistry (cholesterol & glucose testing) and Genetics (salivary sample donation for future research) Description and pictures of each station below

6 Introduction to research Public invited to participate (all ages) Receive information sheet about the anonymous study (age- appropriate) Receive bracelet with anonymous barcode

7 About the bracelets Bracelets have an 8 digit barcode number that allows participants to visit all stations while preserving anonymity Barcodes link all collected information (demographics, sleep assessment, body composition results, etc) Participants scan their bracelet at each voluntary station.

8 Entry Kiosk Participants scan their bracelet at entry kiosk to begin study Participants enter demographic information (age, gender, race & ethnicity) After entry kiosk, participants can visit any station in any order More information online at: descriptions/entry-station-demographics/ descriptions/entry-station-demographics/

9 Diet Assessment Survey 5-7 minute diet screener to assess fruit & vegetable intake, dairy intake, whole grains, fiber and added sugars Participants scan ID bracelet to begin survey Participants receive immediate, tailored feedback about their lifestyle More information online at: descriptions/diet-assessment/ descriptions/diet-assessment/

10 Sleep Assessment Survey 3 validated sleep screeners assess sleep quality, morning/eveningness, and daytime sleepiness (5-7 min) Participants scan ID bracelet to begin survey. Participants receive immediate, tailored feedback about their sleep quality More information online at: descriptions/sleep-assessment/ descriptions/sleep-assessment/

11 Body Composition Participants learn about their body measurements (height, weight, BMI, % body fat, waist circumference) Participants receive immediate, feedback about how they compare to national recommendations. Feedback for kids is age and gender- appropriate. More information online at: descriptions/body-composition/ descriptions/body-composition/

12 Maintaining Privacy at Body Composition Station 3 panel pull up displays (each 39”wide x 72” high) provide privacy for measurements Information about measures are provided on back of display Front Back

13 Cancer Risk Behaviors Assessment 4 Options! – 2 short surveys about skin and lung cancer risk behaviors. – Video game about UV exposure – Mole microscope – For 13 and over, breast cancer education (not at school events) Participants scan ID bracelet to begin survey. Participants receive immediate, tailored feedback about cancer risk based on their behaviors More information online at: descriptions/cancer-risk-assessment/ descriptions/cancer-risk-assessment/

14 Blood Chemistry Station (Not at school events!) Participants (age 18+) receive immediate feedback on their fingerstick glucose, cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, other lipids. Professional consultations are available. More information online at: descriptions/cardiovascular-function/blood-chemistry/ descriptions/cardiovascular-function/blood-chemistry/

15 Blood Pressure Participants of any age can learn about their blood pressure Kids receive a special handout that explains more about blood pressure and their results More information online at: descriptions/cardiovascular-function/blood-pressure/ descriptions/cardiovascular-function/blood-pressure/

16 Salivary Sample for Future Research (Not at school events!) Helping for the future: participant provides a salivary sample for anonymous DNA More information online at: descriptions/genetics/ descriptions/genetics/

17 Epigenetics Educational game about how our choices affect our DNA More information online at: descriptions/epigenetics/ descriptions/epigenetics/

18 Memory Computer game that asks individuals to remember the order and location that blocks are highlighted. More and more blocks are added on successive levels Test measures visuospatial memory. (If you’ve ever lost your car keys and had to retrace your steps, this is very similar!) More information online at: descriptions/memory/ descriptions/memory/

19 Tabletop exhibits about nutrition and physical activity Twelve tabletop exhibits that were created in partnership with Oregon Museum of Science & Industry Sizing Up Servings: Participants match the amount of food in one serving Reading Labels: Participants guess which has the most fiber (left) or sugar (right)

20 For Minors, Minorities and People with Disabilities Anonymous study is IRB-approved and is minimal risk (all ages and minorities are able to participate). All materials are age-appropriate and available in English or Spanish. Some stations are also available in Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean. Laptop computers enable limited-mobility attendees to participate. Volunteers assist hearing and visually-impaired participants complete the stations.

21 How the data are used Explore for yourself at!

22 Customized data for your needs You can filter the data by age, gender or location! Save the picture or the query

23 Using the data to advance science Scientists, students and community organizations use the data for many projects! Research studies*ISEF science fair projects*writing grants*policy decisions More information online at:

24 Summary of Measurements Collected StationMeasures Collected DemographicsAge, gender, race, ethnicity DietIntake of fruit, vegetables, fat, fiber and sugar-sweetened beverages (kids). Nutrient analysis Body CompositionHeight, weight, BMI, % body fat, waist circumference SleepSleep length and quality, morning/evening assessment, daytime sleepiness Blood ChemistryTotal cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, non-fasting glucose CancerSkin and lung cancer risk behavior assessment, attitudes towards skin protection, breast cancer knowledge, readiness for screening and obstacles to screening MemoryShort-term visuospatial memory span EpigeneticsKnowledge about epigenetics and intention to change behavior GeneticsSalivary sample for future DNA extraction and research

25 Information about volunteers and exhibit staffing

26 Exhibit Staffing Let’s Get Healthy! partners with the community, who provides all volunteers for the event Let’s Get Healthy! trains community volunteers in Responsible Conduct of Research and signs them on to the study as “Individual Investigators”, as approved by OHSU’s Institutional Review Board. This is done the night before the event.

27 Estimating the number of volunteers The size of your event will determine how many volunteers you’ll need (there’s a table below to help estimate numbers) Add extra volunteers to allow for cancellations and to give your volunteers bathroom and food breaks throughout the day If your event is long, you may want to have two shifts per day, which will increase the number of volunteers needed Volunteer times should extend 30 minutes before and after the event. Volunteer shifts should overlap by 30 minutes

28 Estimating the number of volunteers Station Small Event (~150 total) Min Max Large Event (~100/hr) Min Max Notes Entry Station1235Very important to get somebody thoughtful and organized for this station. Bilingual a plus. Diet Station1111 Sleep Station0111 Body Composition2356 Cancer Risk Behaviors1111 Blood Chemistry *2334Station is for 18+ only. Not applicable for school events. Requires additional training Blood Pressure*1222Usually part of blood chemistry except for school events Salivary Sample1111 Epigenetics1111 Memory0111 OMSI Exhibits0202 Total needed10182125

29 Registering your Volunteers For getting volunteers to sign up electronically, please have them visit our webpage:

30 Exhibit Set-up and Display

31 Let’s Get Healthy! exhibit The exhibit can be tailored based on the size of the space small as a few tables large as an entire gymnasium We’ve done indoor and outdoor events. Washington D.C. Madras, OR

32 Examples of Previous Layouts


34 Let’s Get Healthy! Exhibit Needs While we provide most of the equipment and supplies, we need a few items to pull everything together Needed: Tables, chairs, and electrical outlets (see example table below). We Bring: Equipment: laptop computers, barcode scanners, privacy screen for body composition, OMSI exhibits, electrical cords and cord covers, entry kiosk, display rack for study materials Consumables: one handout related to study information (required by IRB), handouts at each station with subject’s anonymous results

35 Previous examples of needed materials based on space Size of Space Available Research Stations Included Number of Machines we Bring Materials Needed Capacity per hour (~100/hr is ideal) 200 sq ftEntry kiosk (demographics) Diet and Disease Risk Assessment Sleep Assessment Station Body Composition Station OMSI exhibits about Nutrition Total 1 6 1 2 16 2 Tables 15 Chairs 1373 Watts 120 60 75 60 120 450/hour 500 sq ft+Entry kiosk (demographics) Diet and Disease Risk Assessment Sleep Assessment Station Body Composition Station Blood Chemistry Station DNA Station How do I Compare? Station Attitudes towards Research Station OMSI exhibits about Nutrition Total 1 6 1 3 1 4 2 3+ 24 5-10 Tables 28 Chairs 1882 Watts 120 60 75 60 26 60 80 40 180 716/hour

36 Let’s Get Healthy! Timeline & Logistics Move-In Schedule: Ideally day before exhibit for large events. Takes approximately 4-5 hours to set up. We will have a large truck and have all dollies and racks. Break down Schedule: Takes 1-2 hours to break down. Volunteer Training: Night before the event will be a mandatory training for all volunteers. Blood chemistry volunteers require additional training (provided by Let’s Get Healthy! immediately after the training for all).

37 Contact Information Lisa Marriott, Ph.D. Oregon Health & Science University office: 503-494-8775 OHSU IRB # 3694

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