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BRAWLEY 550 x 413 pxBy: Sunasia Mims 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center will hold its annual UAB Health Equity Research Symposium. The symposium highlights the work of undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and faculty investigators in clinical, behavioral, social, and community-based research related to health equity and health disparities.

“The symposium will showcase the work being done to reduce health inequities in Alabama, the south, and our nation. It provides an overview of the latest in health equity research. Scientists and scholars look to it as an excellent opportunity to share discoveries, new approaches, and successful models,” said Mona Fouad, MD, MPH, Professor, UAB Division of Preventive Medicine and Director of the UAB MHERC.

With an expected attendance of 300 participants, including academic investigators, students, and community partners, the symposium offers a valuable opportunity for networking and receiving feedback on research and ideas.

This year, the symposium will feature a keynote address entitled 'Achieving Health Equity through Community-Engaged Research' by Otis W. Brawley, M.D., the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Brawley is renowned for his expertise in cancer screening and prevention and leads interdisciplinary research on cancer health disparities at Johns Hopkins. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American College of Epidemiology, as well as a Master of the American College of Physicians, and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Brawley is a graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine residency at Case-Western Reserve University, and his medical oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

The symposium is free and open to the public. It will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM CST at the Hilton Birmingham at UAB, (808 20th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35205). Please visit the registration website to register for the symposium.

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