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Health Disparities Focus of April 23 Creighton Lecture

Health Disparities Focus of April 23 Creighton Lecture

Paul H. Wise, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention at Stanford University, will speak on “Medical Discovery, Social Justice and the Future of Disparities in Health Care,” on Wednesday, April 23, at Creighton University Medical Center.

Part of the Creighton University School of Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series, the noon-1 p.m. lecture will be held at the medical center’s Morrison Seminar Room, 601 N. 30th St.; it is free to the public. Wise’s visit is being held in recognition of Cover the Uninsured Week, April 27-May 3.

Wise has worked extensively in international settings, including Latin America and South Asia, and served as chair of the Steering Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research, 2000-2006. He is a member of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health and Society.

His research focuses on U.S. and international pediatric health policy, policy implications of gene-environment interaction, and the impact of medical innovation on disparities in childhood health.

Creighton University’s School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education (CME) Division, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs Department, and the Center for Health Policy & Ethics are sponsoring Wise’s speech. Continuing medical education credit is available for physicians.

For more information, visit CME’s website at cme.creighton.edu.