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The UAB Minority Health & Health Equity Research Center presents the 2023 UAB Health Equity Research Symposium, in person for the first time since 2019!

Join us as we welcome keynote speaker, Wayne Giles, M.D., M.S., Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois Chicago. During his talk, Giles will share insights and practical steps to achieving health equity.

Oral Presentations and Poster Sessions

Interested in showcasing your work? Those who wish to share new research in health disparities and health equity through an oral presentation or a poster session are encouraged to apply.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2023
8:30 AM - 3 PM CST
HILTON BIRMINGHAM AT UAB 

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About the Keynote Speaker

Giles HeadshotWayne H. Giles, MD, MS

Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS, became the Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in September 2017. UIC is the only fully accredited school of public health in the state of Illinois. It has four Divisions and offers seven degrees.

Prior to joining UIC, he spent 25 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he led the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, the Division of Population Health and the Division of Adult and Community Health. All within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. His portfolio at the CDC included running one of the organization’s most diverse divisions with programmatic and research activities in community health promotion, arthritis, aging, health care utilization, school health and racial and ethnic disparities in health.

His past work experience has included studies examining the prevalence of hypertension in Africa, clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of cholesterol-lowering agents, and studies examining racial differences in the incidence of stroke. He has over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored several book chapters. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Charles C. Shepard Award in Assessment and Epidemiology and the Jeffrey P. Koplan Award.

Dr. Giles holds a BA in Biology from Washington University, a MS in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland, and an MD from Washington University, and has completed residencies in both Internal Medicine (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Preventive Medicine (University of Maryland).

 Professional Leadership

• Board Member, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
• Advisory Board Member, Dept of Population Science & Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
• Member, Chicago Institute of Medicine

 

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