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Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities
   

Title:  Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time: 8:30am – 3pm

Location: UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60612

Registration: http://hospital.uillinois.edu/Events/Bridging_the_Gap.html

Contact: Arlin Ospina, aaldab1@uic.edu (312) 996-1774

At the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System we are committed to combining translational research with clinical care in order to redress health disparities that exist across the state. Through our efforts to address and alleviate health disparities, we have an opportunity to deliver personalized medicine to a racially and ethnically diverse patient population. Together, our focus on using translational research and personalized medicine to inform our clinical care will help us achieve a better understanding of the basic underpinnings of disease and disease processes, particularly among medically underserved Hispanics and African Americans within our primary service areas.

For students attending today's symposium, I challenge you to consider a career in healthcare as there are disproportionately few underrepresented minorities entering the biomedical workforce today.

At the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System we are changing medicine for good by making the latest advancements more affordable and accessible for those who need it most. Symposiums such as Bridging the Gap help us to continue to educate physicians and students on how to best serve underrepresented minorities and bring much needed awareness to the issues surrounding health disparities.

 

*This event is not put on by BAAC but we thought members would want to know abouit it :-) 

Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Saturday, Nov 17 2012 at 8:30am - 3:00pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt
Chicago, IL



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