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Join Us For Our Next Research Insider Event on Race, Health Disparities, and How We Report Them

by Kerry McKee on 2020-12-16T11:45:00-05:00 in Education | Comments

We are excited to announce the next event in our Research Insider series will be will be taking place on February 9th, 2021 as an online virtual seminar. Attendance is free and open to everyone. Registration is required to attend. In addition to presentations from our panelists, we will be holding a live discussion and Q & A. We invite attendees to submit their questions in advance

You can register for the event HERE.

We look forward to seeing you all at our event! 


Event Overview:

How is race utilized, reported and interpreted in biomedical research? Is the use of race as a variable in clinical research practical or problematic? How can researchers responsibly investigate health disparities between racial groups to work towards meaningful change? In the latest installation of the Levy Library’s Research Insider series, we invite you to join us for a seminar that explores these issues from multiple perspectives, including representatives from the funding, publishing, and research communities.

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Presentations: 3:00PM - 4:30PM (EST) 

Panel Discussion: 4:30PM - 5:00PM (EST)

Location: Zoom Webinar


RADM Richardae Araojo, Pharm. D., MS, Associate Commissioner for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) in the Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Emma K. Benn, DrPH, Associate Professor in the Center for Biostatistics and Department of Population Health Science and Policy and Founding Director of the Center for Scientific Diversity at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS)

Sri Devi Narasimham, Deputy Editor, Cell, Cell Press

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Insititues of Health (NIH)

  1. Introduction
    • Opening Remarks by:
      • Rachel Pinotti, MLIS, Assistant Library Director or Education & Research Services, The Levy Library
  2. Panelists Presentations
  3. Panel Discussion and Q & A
    • Moderators:
      • Paulos Mengsteab, PhD, MD Candidate, Class of 2023, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
      • Kevin Weiss, MPH, MD Candidate, Class of 2023, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Attendees are invited to submit their questions in advance for the discussion and Q & A. All questions will be reviewed by the event organizers and moderators prior.

Submit your question(s) here:  

Contact us at if you have an inquiry about the event.

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