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Health Education and Healthcare Disparities Symposium, Oct. 19

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Health Education and Healthcare Disparities: A Critical Look at an Interdisciplinary Approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Tuesday, October 19, 1 pm
MART Auditorium (East Campus)

That healthcare practice, health outcomes and health research disparities adversely affect underrepresented groups (including but not limited to, race/ethnicity, physical ability, LGBTQIA+, age, geographic location, etc.) has been well researched and established. Eliminating disparities in healthcare and health outcomes requires an understanding of the determinants of disease, causes of health disparities, and effective interventions for prevention and treatment.

In order to achieve these goals, it is imperative that stakeholders and thought leaders work collectively to achieve equitable healthcare and optimal health outcomes for underrepresented populations, as well as preeminent education and research opportunities for students. To that end, and in celebration of the inauguration of President Maurie McInnis, this mini-symposium — presented as an interdisciplinary and collaborative effort from several schools within the Health Sciences Center — will discuss the panel’s efforts to reduce such disparities.

Erasing Health Inequalities
Jennie Williams, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine Jennie Williams Dr. Williams’ research focus is cancer chemoprevention/chemotherapy. She investigates the chemopreventive/therapeutic properties of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NO-NSAIDs) and formulated derivatives as […]

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