CUIMC Launches Science and Health Equity Lecture Series

January 22, 2021

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion will host monthly presentations in a new Columbia Science and Health Equity Lecture Series.

The inaugural event, “National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Framework," will be presented Jan. 26 by Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the NIH. The 4:30 p.m. lecture is open to all faculty, researchers, students, and staff. Register here.

Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD, lecture graphic

The CUIMC Task Force for Addressing Structural Racism in the Health Sciences developed the lecture series to increase attention on racial/ethnic health disparities and their solutions, accelerate research, train and nurture future researchers for this work, and help develop a network of researchers and scientists who focus on this work.

The monthly series will connect distinguished scholars from the Columbia University community and from other institutions whose work focuses on key aspects of health inequity. The goal of the series is to build and incentivize transdisciplinary collaborations among health disparities researchers.

Future lecture topics include:

  • COVID-19 and populations of color
  • The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research model for integrating the impact of disparities into all community participative research
  • Space/place-based determinants of disparities
  • Epigenetics and molecular mechanisms in health care disparities
  • The role of genomics, genetics, and precision medicine in addressing health disparities
  • Social determinants of health

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion encourages all faculty, researchers, students, and staff engaged in research on health care disparities, health equity, and social justice to attend.

More information is available on the Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion page or the Columbia Science and Health Equity Lecture Series website.