Chancellor's Lecture and Event Series

Why Health Disparities Matter

M. Roy Wilson

M. Roy Wilson, Deputy Director of Strategic Scientific Planning and Program Coordination for the National Institutes of Health

View Dr. Wilson's slideshow (PowerPoint file)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
College of Medicine Research Building, Moss Auditorium
Light reception to follow
Please RSVP to Stacy Jeffries, sjeffr1@uic.edu

Dr. M. Roy Wilson holds a key position at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health. As deputy director for Strategic Scientific Planning and Program Coordination, he works with NIH institutes and centers to develop and implement a system for planning, coordinating and evaluating NIH health disparities research. He co-chairs the new NIH Common Fund programs, Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity Initiative and the National Re-search Mentoring Network. He was chair and acting president of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for health sciences at Creighton University; president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; and chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver and chair of the board of directors of University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Wilson's research has focused on glaucoma and blindness in the Caribbean to West Africa. He received an undergraduate degree from Allegheny College, a master's in epidemiology from University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.

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