Florida International University invites you to participate in a Health Disparities Symposium being hosted along with the University of Miami on March 1, at 8:00 a.m. at FIU in Washington, D.C.
This symposium is part of a recently announced endowment award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of $9.5 million.
Presentations that day will include a review of institutions’ recent research on:
— Social and cultural determinants of health that link HIV/AIDS and substance use, a priority area of HIV-related research at NIH
— Pre to post-immigration alcohol use risk trajectories among recent Latino immigrants
— Latina mother-daughter study
— Development, evaluation, and dissemination of culturally-tailored interventions
— Training and mentoring the next generation of health disparities researchers
Both institutions receive funding from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to advance the science of reducing health disparities in the areas of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse, family and intimate partner violence, and associated mental and physical health conditions. FIU’s own CRUSADA center and its Health Disparities Initiative, serves as a regional hub for the study of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, obesity and diabetes.
Speakers will include:
— Andrés Gil , Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Dean of the University Graduate School, FIU
— Mario De La Rosa, Professor and Director CRUSADA, FIU
— Eric Wagner, Professor, Director, Banyan Research Institute on Dissemination, Grants, & Evaluation (FIU-BRIDGE), FIU
— Victoria Behar Mitrani, Professor , Associate Dean for Research, UM
— Joseph De Santis, Associate Professor, UM