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Symposium on Health Disparities & Academy of Medicine Distinguished Lecture

"Diminishing Racial Disparities in Healthcare and Biomedical Research" - Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D. - University of Connecticut

11:00AM - 6:00PM

 

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University is proud to announce the Symposium on Health Disparities, featuring the 2022 Academy of Medicine Distinguished Lecture:
 

"Diminishing Racial Disparities in Healthcare and Biomedical Research"

by Cato T. Laurencin M.D., Ph.D.
University Professor and Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Convergence Institute
University of Connecticut
 

SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

11 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

 

11:05 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Symposium Lecture

  • “Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities: An Anti-Racist Approach”
  • Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, Ph.D., Spelman College

 

11:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Coulter BME Seed Grant: “Phenotyping a Novel Mouse Model of Glaucoma in Individuals of African Ancestry”

 

12:05 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Coulter BME Seed Grant: “Research Tools for Studying Alopecia Areata as a T-cell Mediated Autoimmune Disease”

 

12:20 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Coulter BME Seed Grant: “A Preclinical Model of Allostatic Load in Traumatic Brain Injury”

 

12:35 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Coulter BME Seed Grant: “Investigating a Metabolic Link Between Obesity and Epigenetics in Triple Negative Breast Cancer”

 

12:50 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch

 

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
"Diminishing Racial Disparities in Healthcare and Biomedical Research"

 

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Diminishing Racial Disparities in Healthcare and Biomedical Research

 

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Reception