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Big Ten Academic Alliance Co-Hosts Capitol Hill Health Equity Forum

Aug 18, 2016

Rayburn

Co-sponsored by the Big Ten Academic Alliance and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD), this year's University of Maryland Capitol Hill Forum is centered on the theme of health equity, focusing on innovative community-based interventions for health promotion and disease prevention in vulnerable populations. 

The Research on the Hill panel events bring together academic, industry and government leaders to discuss critical societal issues from the perspective of research and policy. Past topics include traumatic brain injury, disaster resilience and autonomous systems.

Capitol Hill Forum on Health Equity

Thursday, September 8, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-338/339

The panel will be moderated by Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D., Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the UMD School of Public Health, who will be joined by:
  • J. Nadine Gracia, M.D., M.S.C.E., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Eliseo Pérez-Stable, M.D., Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparity, National Institutes of Health
  • Julia Huggins, President of Cigna Healthcare Mid-Atlantic
  • Margo Edmunds, Ph.D., Vice president, evidence generation and translation, Academy Health
  • Kola Okuyemi, M.D., M.P.H., Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine and Community Health; Director, Program in Health Disparities Research, University of Minnesota
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