Each year, Loma Linda University Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine hosts an annual Health Disparities Research Symposium on topics is biomedical medicine. This year, the 17th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium will take place on August 2, 2017 at the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center with Keynote speaker Dr. Frank Bayliss.

17th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium

Date: August 2, 2017
Time: 12 pm - 7:45 pm

Location: Wong Kerlee International Conference Center
Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine
Loma Linda University - School of Medicine

The central theme of our symposium this year is student development and training. The symposium showcases the outstanding biomedical research work of our doctoral and summer research fellows. The number and quality of the scientific presentations speaks highly of our students and the commitment of our faculty mentors. There is a national consensus of the urgency to develop a competent scientific and medical workforce to address serious health needs affecting our communities, especially, disadvantaged communities disproportionately affected by preventable diseases. The Loma Linda University Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine (LLU CHDMM) is a center of excellence committed to training a diverse biomedical workforce that is becoming instrumental in eliminating health disparities and developing healthier communities nationwide and globally.

The LLU CHDMM is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) designated Center of Excellence in health disparities and minority health. The CHDMM was established in 2005 by an award from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH (1 P20 MD006988). Our Center also hosts the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program funded by an educational research training award by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH (2R25 GM060507). Integrating these programs has provided synergy to our research and educational goals at the LLU School of Medicine. Our center has four integrated cores:

  1. Administration 
  2. Research 
  3. Research Training and Education 
  4. Community Outreach and Partnership 

These core areas are key in achieving the Center’s mission and implementing health and research initiatives.

Keynote Speaker: Frank Bayliss, PhD

Professor of Biology
Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Director, Student Enrichemnt Opportunities Office
San Francisco State University

Keynote Speech Title

"Scientific Apprenticeship: Mentoring by Individuals and Programs"

12:00-1:30 PM: LLU-NIH IMSD Alumni Scientific Panel
2:30 - 5:30 PM: Poster Session
5:30 - 7:00 PM: Keynote Speech
7:00 - 7:30 PM: Student Acknowledgements