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Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine

Linkages with Congressional Leaders

Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.)

IAMMM recognizes the importance of ongoing communication and the exchange of ideas and information with the nation’s lawmakers who play a critical role in shaping health policy. In addition to conducting an ongoing dialogue with congressional staff about IAMMM’s programs and initiatives, the Institute participated in specific briefings and conferences such as:

  • A briefing of Congressman Ralph Regula (R-Ohio)

  • A briefing of the health policy staff from the offices of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.),

Congressman Mike Honda (D-Calif.), and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas)

  • A Congressional Leadership Dinner Briefing on Health Disparities included then-Congressman Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Congressman Mel Watt (D-N.C.) Congresswoman Donna Christensen (Delegate-U.S. Virgin Islands); and Michael Painter, MD (representing Senator Bill Frist (R-Tenn.))

  • Participation in a Summit on Health Disparities hosted by Senator Frist

  • Participation in a National African American Leadership Conference hosted by Senator Kay Bailey

Hutchison (R-Texas) and Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.)

Pictured, from left to right, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.); Rep. Donna Christensen (D-VI); Leonard Weather, MD; Valentine Burroughs, MD; Pam Fobbs, IAMMM Board Member; L. Natalie Carroll, MD, Chair, IAMMM Board; Robert Ingram, IAMMM Board Member; Yvonnecris Veal, MD, IAMMM Board Member; Barbara Young, Ed.D., IAMMM Board Secretary; Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.); Michael Painter, JD, MD, Office of Sen. Bill Frist; Madeline Y. Lawson, IAMMM

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    2003-2005 AnnuAl RepoRt

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