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Health Disparities Seminar Series

March 2010 Seminar Series
March is Women’s History month and the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) is pleased to present the March 2010 NIH Health Disparities Seminar Series in collaboration with the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH). The theme for the March seminar series is Women’s Health Disparities.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for U.S. women as well as men. Among all U.S. women who die each year, one in four dies of heart disease. It is the third leading cause of death among women aged 25 - 44 and the second leading cause of death among women aged 45 - 64. African American women and Hispanic women tend to have more risk factors for heart disease, including obesity, lack of physical activity, high blood pressure and diabetes.

The featured speaker Dr. Anne L. Taylor will speak about her leading role in historic research studies that have significantly enhanced our understanding of disparities in cardiovascular disease in women and minorities. She will discuss her research findings about what we know and don’t know about women, cardiovascular disease in women.

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Anne L. Taylor is a cardiologist and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Taylor, an established researcher who has authored or coauthored more than 62 publications, chaired the steering committee for the African-American Heart Failure Trials which was the first major clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a heart failure medication in African Americans. The focus of Dr. Taylors research has been cardiovascular disease in African Americans and women as well as the translation of scientific knowledge about cardiovascular disease prevention from academic medicine to communities. (more about the speaker)

Topic: Women’s Health Disparities (click here for the abstract)

Thursday, March 18, 2010
3:00 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.

Natcher Conference Center 
NIH Campus
Building 45, Balcony A
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD

For more information visit the NCMHD website at or contact
Kester Williams at 301-402-1366. 

Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who
need reasonable accommodation to participate in this
(event/training/conference/program) should contact Edgar Dews at 301-402-1366
and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

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