HBCU Writers's Project
For Immediate Release
February 19, 2017
Contact Information

Summit Secretariat: The 1Joshua Group, LLC
Phone: 404.559.6191 • Email: Secretariat@HowardHDSummit.com

(BPRW) Health Disparities Researchers Summit at Howard University

Set for April 7th -- Limited Space Available -- Register Now!

(Black PR Wire) Washington, DC -- Howeard University will host the Health Disparities Research Summit. The focus will be on Building Multidisciplinary approaches to improve healthy equity outcomes.  

The Summit, set for April 7th, will assess the contributions of Genomics/Genome Informatics, Social/Environmental Determinants of Health, and Data Science to the current state of Health Disparities Research and forge new strategies to extend and strengthen these disciplines for even greater impact in the effort to better understand unique parameters associated with Minority Health and the resolution of Health Disparities.

Attendees will have opportunities to learn and/or develop an enhanced appreciation of the:

  • Critical factors associated with the genomic contribution to observed disparities associated with selected diseases;
  • Role of genomics in disparate response to therapeutic treatments;
  • Importance of social and environmental disparity that contribute to disparities in health status; and
  • Insight into how the wealth of data in de-identified EHR data may be explored to yield information that is useful in better understanding health parameters associated with minority populations.

This project was supported (in part) by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number G12MD007597. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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