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ABOUT THE SUMMIT The Summit will assess the contributions of Genomics/Genome Informatics, Social/Environmental Determinants of Health, and Data Science to the current state of Health Disparities Research and forge new strategies to extend and strengthen these disciplines for even greater impact in the effort to better understand unique parameters associated with Minority Health and the resolution of Health Disparities.

Attendees will have opportunities to learn and/or develop an enhanced appreciation of the:
  • Critical factors associated with the genomic contribution to observed disparities associated with selected diseases;
  • Role of genomics in disparate response to therapeutic treatments;
  • Importance of social and environmental disparity that contribute to disparities in health status; and
  • Insight into how the wealth of data in de-identified EHR data may be explored to yield information that is useful in better understanding health parameters associated with minority populations.
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Session
Wayne A.I. Frederick, MD, MBA
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
10:00 AM General Session I: Genomics & Genome Informatics
Rick Kittles, PhD
Minoli Perera, PharmD, PhD
11:20 AM General Session II: Social/Environmental Determinants of Health
Thomas LaVeist, PhD
Joseph Wright, MD
1:15 PM General Session III: Data Science
ClarLynda Williams-Devane, PhD
Abiodun Otolorin, MD
2:15 PM General Session IV: Grant Initiatives & Mechanisms

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Event Location Howard University
Interdisciplinary Research Building

2201 Georgia Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Parking Parking will be located across from the Interdisciplinary Research Building, at Howard Center with a daily rate of $8
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From Maryland
Traveling West
Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295 to New York Avenue (R-50).
Take New York Avenue to Florida Avenue and Turn Right.
Take Florida Avenue to Georgia Avenue and Turn Right.
The Research Building is .5 miles on the Right.
From Maryland
Traveling South
Take I-95 to I-495 (Silver Spring).
Take I-495 to Georgia Avenue (Silver Spring).
Take Georgia Avenue to Bryant Street.
The Research Building will be located to the left at the bottom of the block (approximately 8 miles).
From Maryland
Traveling North
Following I-295 North across the 11th Streeet Bridge, Go through Tunne (I-395 North) to the 3rd Street Tunnel.
Take the 3rd Street Tunnel to Massachusetts Avenue Exit.
(You will actually be on New Jersey Avenue not Massachusetts Ave.)
Take New Jersey Avenue to Florida Avenue and Turn Left.
Take Florida Avenue to Georgia Avenue (approximately 3 blocks) and Turn Right.
Take Georgia Avenue .5 miles, and the Research Building will be on the right.
From Virginia
Traveling East
Follow Shirley Highway (I-395) East through the 3rd Street Tunnel (I-395 North) to the Massachusetts Avenue Exit. (You will be on New Jersey Avenue not Massachusetts Ave.)
Take New Jersey Avenue to Florida Avenue and Turn Left.
Take Florida Avenue to Georgia Avenue (approximately 3 blocks) and Turn Right.
Take Georgia Avenue .5 miles, and the Research Bulding will be on the Right.
From Shaw-Howard Univ.
Metro Station - Green Line
Exit the Shaw-Howard U. Metro Station from the 7th Street / Georgia Avenue Entrance
Turn Right/North and proceed approximately 6 blocks until you have reached the main campus of Howard University.

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Preferred Hotel Renaissance – Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202.898.9000
Reference "Howard University Summit" for discounted rates.

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Summit Secretariat: The 1Joshua Group, LLC  |  Phone: 404.559.6191  |  Email: Secretariat@HowardHDSummit.com


This project was supported (in part) by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number G12MD007597. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.