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Health Disparities Conference 2013
1801 Fayetteville St. Durham NC 27707

Health Disparities Conference 2013 - Schedule

North Carolina Central University:
Pursuing Health Equity Through Translational Research and Partnerships





Pre-Conference:  Wednesday, April 17


Registration Opens

1-1:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

1:15-3 p.m.

Pre-Conference:  Workshop I - Junior Ballroom A      

Research Methodologies: How to Collect, Evaluate, Analyze and Report Data

3-3:15 p.m.

Networking Break

3:15-5 p.m.

Pre-Conference:  Workshop II - Junior Ballroom A      

Cultural Competence in Research

5 p.m.



DAY 1: Thursday, April 18

8-9 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions - Junior Ballroom B

9-9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address - Junior Ballroom B
Keynote Speaker: John Ruffin, Ph.D.,
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH     


10-11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 1A - Junior Ballroom A

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Disparate Diseases — Cardio-metabolic Disorders

10-11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 1B - Junior Ballroom D

Health and Science Policy Impacting Health Equity

11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Breakout Session 2A - Junior Ballroom A

Role of Community-Engaged Research in Improving Health Outcomes

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Breakout Session 2B - Junior Ballroom D

Research Innovation Addressing Health Disparities

1-2:30 p.m.

Plenary Session - Grand Ballroom I
Speaker: Lovell Jones, Ph.D., University of Texas
MD, Anderson Cancer Center

2:40-4:10 p.m.

General Session

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Disparate Diseases — Cancer

4:15-5:30 p.m.

Poster Session A & B - Grand Ballroom II

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception


DAY 2: Friday, April 19

7:30-8:15 a.m.


8 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions - Junior Ballroom B

8:15-9 a.m.

Plenary Session - Junior Ballroom B
Speaker: Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, M.D.,
MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, US HHS

9-10:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 3A - Junior Ballroom A

Environmental Influences on Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Disease

9-10:30 a.m.

Breakout Session 3B - Junior Ballroom D

Environmental Policy Impacting Health Equity - Environmental Justice

10:30 a.m.-noon

Breakout Session 4A - Junior Ballroom B

Economic and Social Burdens Impacting Health Equity

10:30 a.m.-noon

Breakout Session 4B - Junior Ballroom D

Health Policy and Practice - Federal, Community and Campus Partners


Closing Plenary Address - Grand Ballroom II