Sunday, April 14th, 2019 Student Center Building 9 AM - 5 PM
Medical Equity is founded on the principle that health inequity disproportionately affects disadvantaged populations. The effects of health disparities are well documented. Unfortunately, however, there are gaps in our understanding of the scope of these issues. This limits the potential for community initiatives to have their intended effects. Because of this, our Health Equity Research Conference is dedicated to promoting health equity through discussion. Towards that end, this year's conference focuses on the social determinants of health.
Both graduate and undergraduate students alike are welcomed to present their research in all related fields. This symposium celebrates student achievement in research. We will educate students about the different career paths they can take to address health inequity in their respective communities. Moreover, it will serve to educate the public about health disparities and connect interested students to researchers and professors so that they can conduct research themselves.
Meet the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed:
He ran for Governor of Michigan in 2018 on an unapologetically progressive platform, advocating for universal healthcare, clean water for all, debt-free and tuition-free higher education, a pathway to 100% renewable energy, and to rebuild the barrier between corporations and government. He would have been the first Muslim-American elected Governor had he won, and the youngest Governor since Bill Clinton. His bid was endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Nation, and Current Affairs and attracted coverage on CNN, MSNBC, and in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Guardian, Vogue, and The Atlantic. He has been called “The Next Obama” by the Guardian, and the “Real Deal” by Current Affairs. And though he earned over 340,000 votes, he did not win the Democratic primary Read more...