Event: The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities Research
The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series on Health Disparities Research continues on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 with Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, director of the Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland in College Park. This event will be held at Mayo Auditorium from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and will be broadcast to 160 Life Science on the Duluth campus.
Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, is professor of Health Services Administration at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and director of the Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland in College Park. One of the nation's leading scholars in the effort to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities, Dr. Thomas has applied his expertise to address a variety of conditions from which minorities generally face far poorer outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and HIV/AIDS. He is principal investigator of the Research Center of Excellence on Minority Health Disparities, funded by the NIH-National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. He is also principal investigator of the NIH National Bioethics Infrastructure Initiative: Building Trust Between Minorities and Researchers awarded in 2009.
Lunch will be provided for the first 50 guests and registration is not required. Parking will be validated from the East River Parkway Garage. Please note, Washington Avenue may be closed due to construction on this day.
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