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Community Engagement Fall Speaker Series November 14-15

The CCTST Community Engagement Fall Speaker Series features three events November 14-15:

Please join us for the 2017 Community Health Awards Reception and Dinner, 6:00 PM Tuesday November 14 in Music Hall's newly restored Corbett Tower, 1241 Elm St.  During this exciting event, Alondra Nelson, PhD will discuss Genomic Research & Health: What Does Race & Community Have To Do With It?  Joining her will be Vence Bonham, JD, an associate investigator in the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).  We will also present Community Health Awards to recognize community health advocates, research partnerships, students, and community physicians/groups.

Dr. Nelson is president of the Social Science Research Council and professor of sociology at Columbia University, where she served as the inaugural Dean of Social Science. A scholar of science, medicine, and social inequality, her recent books include The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome and Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. She is chair of the American Sociological Association's Science, Knowledge, and Technology section and serves on the Board of Directors of the Data and Society Research Institute.  Dr. Nelson will sign copies of her books at 5:30 PM.

Mr. Bonham has served as an associate investigator in the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) since 2003. He leads the Health Disparities Genomics Unit, focusing his research primarily on the social influences of new genomic knowledge, particularly in communities of color. He studies how genomics influences the use of the constructs of race and ethnicity in biomedical research and clinical care and the role of genomics in health inequities. Mr. Bonham also serves as the senior advisor to the NHGRI director on genomics and health disparities.

Registration for the November 14 Awards Dinner has reached capacity. 

The Speaker Series also features Mr. Bonham at a Community Forum and Grand Rounds November 15 in Cincinnati Children's MERC Building, Oak Campus, 620 Oak St.  Free parking.  Cincinnati Children's employees can take the red shuttle.

Register here to attend the November 15 Community Forum and Coffee Hour, Precision Medicine: A Path Forward for Increasing Health Equity (8:30-11:00 AM) or Grand Rounds, Making the Promise of Genomic Medicine a Reality (12:00-1:00 PM). CME is offered and meals are provided.

These events are co-sponsored by the Center for Pediatric Genomics at Cincinnati Children's.  For more information, email Stacey Gomes or call (513) 803-0917.

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