Remote-Only For Now
WALS Returns Sept. 29
The NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS) for the 2021–2022 season will begin on Sept. 29 with a 3 p.m. lecture by Dr. Sherita Hill Golden, the Hugh P. McCormick Family professor of endocrinology and metabolism at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Her talk is titled “Diabetes Health Disparities: Biology, Race or Racism.”
Golden’s epidemiological research interests focus on two areas: endogenous sex hormones as risk factors for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance in post-menopausal women; and mental health complications of diabetes and the biological, hormonal and behavioral factors that might explain these associations.
Her health services research focuses on understanding and eliminating diabetes health disparities and implementing and evaluating systems interventions to improve patient safety and quality of care in hospitalized patients with diabetes.
Golden also is vice president and chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, collaborating with leaders across the institution to further advance its diversity and inclusion efforts.
WALS is the highest-profile lecture program at NIH. Lectures occur on most Wednesdays from September through June, from 3 to 4 p.m. From September through December, lectures will be held remote-only via NIH VideoCast. We hope to resume in-person lectures in 2022, depending on the status of the Covid pandemic.
For the full WALS schedule, visit https://oir.nih.gov/wals.