REPLAY VIDEO: Join NOWCastSA 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 for the live webcast of Science: A Tool for Justice, presented by Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., MACP, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
Common, chronic, costly and consequential diseases - including type 2 diabetes, obesity, kidney disease and liver disease - disproportionately affect people of color. Biomedical research offers tremendous opportunity to reduce the impact of health disparities, in effect harnessing the power of science as a tool for justice. Equally important are translation efforts to see if research findings are scalable and can be brought to at-risk populations.
The event represents the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio's Frank Bryant Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics, held in February in honor of Black History Month. Dr. Bryant was the cofounder and first medical director of the Ella Austin Health Clinic and co-developer of the East San Antonio Medical Center. He served as the first African-American President of the Bexar County Medical Society and the first President of the C.A. Whittier Medical Society.
Click here to register to attend this free event. Thanks to the underwriting support of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., anyone can watch the event live or replay the video later right here on this page.