Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy’s Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Education will host its Seventh Health Disparities Conference March 10–12, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference participants will include clinicians (pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals), health policy makers, researchers, health educators, and public and community health leaders whose work incorporates the use of mid–level providers to build collaborations to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity.

The objectives for the conference, titled Implementing Interprofessional Collaborations that Achieve Health Equity and Eliminate Health Disparities, are:

  • Examine partnerships between patients and communities to eliminate health and healthcare disparities,
  • Discuss inter-professional models that improve health equity and eliminate health disparities,
  • Examine new partnership opportunities that result from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and
  • Review the impact of patient and community partnerships designed to reduce racial and ethnic health and health care disparities.

The mission of the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education (CMHDRE) is to provide the infrastructure required to conduct research. In addition, the center is charged with providing basic, clinical, and behavioral experiential training and community outreach education aimed at eliminating health disparities.

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10th Annual National Symposium on Prostate Cancer at Clark Atlanta University, March 16–19, 2014

Abstracts are categorized in broad thematic areas. Speakers include: Dr. Donal Tindall, Dr. Shuk-Mei Ho, Dr. Jennifer Wu, Dr. Sarki Abdulkadir, Dr. Neil Bhowmick, Dr. T. Ming Chu, Dr. Rajvir Dahiya, Dr. Dolores DiVizio, Dr. Michael Freeman, Dr. Lovell Jones, Dr. Susan Kasper, Dr. Rick Kittles, Dr. Natasha Kyprianou, Dr. Ming-Fong Lin, Dr. James Mohler, Dr. Marsha Moses, Dr. Donna Peehl, Dr. Issac Powell, Dr. Camille Ragin, Dr. Gary Schwartz, Dr. ShuYuan Yeh, Dr. Jindan Yu, Dr. Helmut Zarbl, and other invited guests.

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Inaugural Symposium on Advancing Computational Biology at Howard University, March 26, 2014

The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Howard University College of Medicine will present its inaugural computational biology and bioinformatics symposium entitled: Advancing Computational Biology at Howard University on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The symposium will highlight the important work performed by the Howard University science community, its partners and affiliates. Participants will include researchers and professionals from the public and private sectors. Presentations will address current activities that provide contemporary computational biology and bioinformatics research in fields including engineering, computational sciences and math. The conference program will include discussions on molecular simulation, molecular recognition, and health equity in the area of big data, cheminformatics, and molecular design. Abstract poster presentations about computational biology, data analysis, molecular formulations, and their significance to the studies of social, behavioral, and biological systems will also take place.

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The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) is a state-of-the-art center equipped with computer hardware, software, and personnel for the support of computational biology and bioinformatics research. The mission of the Howard University Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) is to encourage and promote the application of computational approaches to the study of biomedical and disease processes. The application of those research approaches and methods that are at the interface of the biomedical and the physical sciences is of particular interest.