Minority health conference targets health disparities

WHAT:
The Minority Health in the Midwest Conference is a day-long event featuring talks from prominent health leaders, workshop sessions, and poster presentations from students and professionals.

The conference provides a forum for community leaders and researchers to work together toward eliminating health disparities in underserved populations and communities of color.

WHEN:
Feb. 22
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:
UIC Student Center West
828 S. Wolcott Ave.

DETAILS:
Opening Keynote:
Teresa Cordova, director of UIC’s Great Cities Institute

Luncheon Keynote Webcast:

Brian D. Smedley, vice president and director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington

Luncheon Panelists (live panel discussion to follow webcast):
Dr. Richard David, co-director of neonatal intensive care at Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Dr. Terry Mason, chief medical officer of the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems
Angela Odoms-Young, UIC associate professor of kinesiology and nutrition
Rick Kittles, associate director of the Cancer Center and director of the Institute of Human Genetics at UIC

The fifth annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference is organized by Minority Students for the Advancement of Public Health, in collaboration with the Urban Health and Diversity Program and the UIC School of Public Health. The conference is held in conjunction with the minority health conference hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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