2018 UW Women’s Health and Health Equity Research

Lecture & Symposium

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to invite you to attend the Women’s Health and Health Equity Research Lecture & Symposium.

October 11, 2018
Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1325
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

Funding from the NIH was received in 2007 for the Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) program to train candidates at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research to address the causes and consequences of maternal child health disparities among minority mothers, their children and their families. The program is in its tenth year of funding. With the development of the HDRS program, the annual Women’s Health and Health Equity Lecture and Symposium was established.

The Symposium is an annual meeting that connects health care professionals and population health experts around the latest research into health disparities and health equity. Every year, in addition to the keynote lecture, two emerging researchers share their work on health disparities research and between 20 and 30 junior investigators bring posters. One of the aims of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is to close the persistent gender and racial health disparities gaps.

Past Symposium Keynote Speakers:

2013: Vivian Pinn, MD

2014: David Grimes, MD, FACOG, FACPM

2015: Florence Haseltine, MD, PhD

2016: Melissa Gilliam MD, MPH

2017: Haywood Brown, MD