FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Donna L. Brock
ATLANTA (Nov. 5, 2015) — Clark Atlanta University’s (CAU) Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD), in partnership with CAU-TV, is hosting its annual town hall forum, “Health Equity in Minorities: From Statistics to Solutions,” Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at CAU-TV in Studio A ( in the lower level of AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library). This free event is open to the CAU community and general public.
Despite recent studies in America's progress in overall health, racial and ethnic minorities continue to experience health disparities and higher rates of mortality in their communities. Narrowing these disparities has been the goal of many public and private efforts, but there is still no solution. The CCRTD’s forum will address what is known about health disparities, discuss recent efforts to close the gaps and specify policy recommendations for advancing these concerns.
Confirmed panelists include:
•Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, research director, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and national president, American Public Health Association;
•Dr. Lovell Jones, associate dean for research - College of Nursing, Prairie View A&M University and professor emeritus, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Dr. Arlene Lester, regional minority health consultant, United States Department of Health and Human Services;
•Dr. Arlene Lester, Regional Minority Health Consultant, United States Department of Health and Human Services; and
•Dr. Shafiq A. Khan, eminent scholar and director, CCRTD, Clark Atlanta University.
The CCRTD is the nation’s largest academic prostate cancer research center and the only HBCU member of the Georgia Research Alliance. Established in 1999, the Center is currently supported by the National Center for Research Resources/National Institutes of Health-sponsored Research Center in Minority Institutions Program; the National Center of Minority Health and Health Disparities; the National Cancer Institute; the Department of Defense and the Georgia Research Alliance. The Center’s mission is to develop a core group of internationally known scientists who will conduct highly productive research in cancer cell biology and contribute to the development of therapeutic strategies to combat the disease; involve undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students in the Center’s research and training programs; and establish educational outreach programs that will increase community awareness, prevention and early detection in the treatment of cancers.
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