Organizers: Fritz François (New York University School of Medicine), Mekbib Gemeda (New York University Langone Medical Center), Jo Wiederhorn (Associated Medical Schools of New York), Sonya Dougal (The New York Academy of Sciences), and Brooke Grindlinger (The New York Academy of Sciences)Presented by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Associated Medical Schools of New York, the New York University School of Medicine, and the New York Academy of Sciences
Reported by Jennifer Cable | Posted December 4, 2012
A young single mother in a low income neighborhood who must make five bus transfers to reach her primary care physician; a family in rural New Mexico that lacks access to healthy food; a doctor who, after explaining the importance of taking insulin several times, doesn't understand why a patient's diabetes isn't under control—these are just some scenarios that contribute to health disparities in the United States. On October 2, 2012, medical students, faculty, educators, and administrators convened at the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss how medical schools can reduce health disparities by promoting more diversity in healthcare professions, equipping doctors with tools to serve underrepresented groups, and reaching out to the community. The Prioritizing Health Disparities in Medical Education to Improve Care conference was sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Associated Medical Schools of New York, the New York University School of Medicine, and the New York Academy of Sciences.
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Presentations available from:
Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH (Massachusetts General Hospital, The Disparities Solutions Center)
Estela S. Estapé, MT, PhD, DHL (University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus)
Fritz François MD, MSc, FACG (New York University School of Medicine)
Mekbib Gemeda, MA (New York University Langone Medical Center)
Arthur Kaufman, MD (University of New Mexico)
Mitchell R. Lunn, MD (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
Fitzhugh Mullan, MD (The George Washington University)
Marc A. Nivet, EdD (Association of American Medical Colleges)
Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA (University of California, Davis)
Panel Moderator: Joel D. Oppenheim, PhD (New York University School of Medicine)
Center for the Study of Gene Structure and Function, Hunter College, CUNY
Just Garcia Hill
This meeting is part of our Translational Medicine Initiative, sponsored by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.