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Bridging the Gap: Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities

Posted: September  13, 2013 by UI Health Marketing

Bridging the Gap 10th

Save the Date: Friday, September 13th

UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL

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. 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.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Bridging the Gap symposiums. Secretary of State Jesse White will join us along with Dr. Dimitri Azar, Dean College of Medicine UIC, Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Derek J. Robinson, Executive Director, Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality Illinois Hospital Association (IHA), Martha L. Daviglus, MD, PhD, Director, Institute for Minority Health Research, Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago.

For students attending the symposium, you will be challenged to consider a career in healthcare as there are disproportionately few underrepresented minorities entering the biomedical workforce today.

"This activity is generously supported by the University of Illinois College of Medicine Dean's Office and the Department of Medical Education. The University of Illinois College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live (enduring material, PI CME, etc) for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit(s) commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity."

"The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing (OH-361, 12/22/2014) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation."

For more information: Contact Arlin Ospina at or 312.996.1774



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