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NIMHD 10th Anniversary Scientific Symposium, Mar. 3

The year 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The NIMHD 10th Anniversary Scientific Symposium: Innovations to Promote Health Equity will showcase the latest discoveries in minority health and health disparities research. It takes place Tuesday, Mar. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Kirschstein Auditorium, Bldg. 45.

Recent news coverage on topics such as maternal mortality, medication ineffectiveness, vaping and diet-related cancers reflect both the acknowledgement of disparities in health and health care and the urgent need to ensure all populations are fully engaged in biomedical research. Leading researchers investigating these and other topics will help crystalize and further explore our current knowledge about the determinants of health and their impact on minority health and health disparities. 

The NIMHD 10th Anniversary Scientific Symposium: Innovations to Promote Health Equity announcement

Audience members will engage with panelists to help identify research opportunities and optimal strategies for reducing health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities, persons of disadvantaged socioeconomic status, sexual and gender minorities and underserved rural residents.

The symposium will feature four panels focused on: 

  • Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences
  • Community Health and Population Sciences
  • Clinical and Health Services Research
  • Multidisciplinary Intramural Research at NIMHD

The symposium will close with remarks on future directions for ensuring that all populations have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives.

Register for the symposium at The event will be available on NIH Videocast and archived for those unable to attend in person. 

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