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Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine

Houston Health Summit

April 7, 2004

Health Disparities: Elimination through Collaboration

The Houston summit was convened in collaboration with the Texas Southern University School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston, National Black Nurses Association, Student National Medical Association and 50 other national health and consumer organizations. The summit’s primary focus was cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. Virginia Caine, MD, President of the American Public Health Association, was the keynote speaker. Panelists included health care specialists from the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Houston Medical Forum. Kristie Callis, a GlaxoSmithKline Southwest regional vice president, spoke on ways in which corporations are addressing disparities through sponsorship.

Highlights of the Summit included a panel of national leaders from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.; Shell Oil Company; the National Black Nurses Association; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; the National Congress of Black Women; and Ministerial Alliance. The panel discussion was facilitated by Dr. Henrie Treadwell, Senior Social Scientist, Morehouse School of Medicine, Primary Care Center.

Hundreds of local residents turned out for the Houston Summit

Pictured in front row, left to right: Dr. Virginia Caine, APHA President; Dr. Barbara Hayes, Dean, Texas Southern School of Pharmacy & Allied Health; Henry H. Brown, Retired Anheuser-Busch Executive; Kristie Callis, GSK; Dr. Ron Peters, University of Texas School of Public Health

2003-2005 AnnuAl RepoRt


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