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NIMHD Seminar Features Peek, Mar. 7

A smiling Dr. Monica Peek
Dr. Monica Peek

Dr. Monica Peek will give the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series lecture on Thursday, Mar. 7 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The title of her talk is “Structural Inequities and Health Disparities: Lessons for Medical Decision-Making.”

Peek is an associate professor at the University of Chicago, where she specializes in general internal medicine and preventive health for adults. As a principal investigator, she conducts research to reduce health care disparities with emphasis on diabetes and breast cancer-screening education for African Americans.

Peek has been an invited speaker at many local and national medical meetings, serves on the boards of several advocacy organizations and is involved in community-based education activities. She is the recipient of numerous awards and has authored more than 65 peer-reviewed research papers.

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