NIH official to discuss health disparities

Dr. M. Roy Wilson, deputy director for strategic scientific planning and program coordination at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Minority health and health disparities research will be the focus of “Why Health Disparities Matter,” a University of Illinois at Chicago lecture by Dr. M. Roy Wilson of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

WHEN:
April 10
4 p.m.

WHERE:
UIC College of Medicine Research Building
909 S. Wolcott Ave.
Moss Auditorium

DETAILS:
Wilson is deputy director for strategic scientific planning and program coordination at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and he works with all of the National Institutes of Health on health disparities research. He also serves as co-chair for the new NIH Common Fund programs, the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity Initiative, and the National Research Mentoring Network.

An ophthalmologist by training, Wilson’s research has focused on the causes of low vision and blindness in populations from the Caribbean to West Africa. He has held many academic and health sciences leadership positions.

The presentation is part of the third annual lecture and event series presented by UIC Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares.

Admission is free. Call (312) 413-3350.