This Health Disparities Research Symposium is an opportunity to highlight faculty and trainee research on health disparities. UC San Francisco has a multitude of researchers with national and international reputations in disparities research and this symposium will provide a forum to showcase the breadth and depth of this work. Scroll down for more information about the symposium.

Watch the morning session of this event, which was livestreamed here Friday, October 21 at 8 am to noon. Scroll down to watch the afternoon session.

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Watch the afternoon session of this event, which was livestreamed here Friday, October 21 at 1:15 pm to 3 pm.

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10th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, October 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
Fisher Banquet Room
1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94143


We welcome research from the diversity of disciplines at UC San Francisco, both quantitative and qualitative work and research studies based outside the United States if these studies address disparities by race and ethnicity or social class.

The goal is to build community among disparities researchers from many disciplines and across units, schools, and campus sites. We would like to gather together all the amazing and outstanding disparities research in order to showcase this fine work and inspire future direction.

Registration is closed – Maximum capacity has been reached.

Keynote Speaker

 Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, Keynote Speaker at Health Disparities Research Symposium 2016Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He oversees the Institute's $281 million budget to conduct and support research, training, research capacity and infrastructure development, public education, and information dissemination programs to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. NIMHD is the lead organization at NIH for planning, reviewing, coordinating, and evaluating minority health and health disparities research activities conducted by NIH Institutes and Centers.

Dr. Pérez-Stable's expertise spans a broad range of health disparities disciplines. His research interests have centered on improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among health care professionals, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce.

Recognized as a leader in Latino health care and disparities research, Dr. Pérez-Stable has spent more than 30 years leading research on smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in Latino populations in the United States and Latin America. His collaborations with researchers and public health advocates in Argentina have helped to put tobacco use on the country's public health agenda, raising awareness of tobacco use as a critical public health problem, building capacity for tobacco control policy, and creating opportunities for prevention and treatment measures through physician education and smoking cessation programs.

Prior to becoming NIMHD Director, Dr. Pérez-Stable built a career at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he was a professor of medicine, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, and director of the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC), which is funded by NIH's National Institute on Aging (NIA). Through the CADC, he continued his commitment to developing a diverse workforce in clinical and population science research by mentoring and collaborating with many minority fellows and junior faculty from a variety of disciplines. Dr. Pérez-Stable was also Director of the UCSF Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations, which addresses issues for African Americans, Asians, and Latinos in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, aging, and reproductive health.

Dr. Pérez-Stable has received many honors and awards throughout his career, including UCSF's Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Society of General Internal Medicine's John M. Eisenberg National Award for Career Achievement in Research, and election to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences. He was honored with the UCSF Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award in July 2015. Dr. Pérez-Stable was born in Cuba and grew up in Miami, Florida. He earned his B.A. in chemistry from the University of Miami and his M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his primary care internal medicine residency and research fellowship at UCSF.

Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts is closed.

Abstracts can be submitted for work that has been presented elsewhere or submitted to a journal for publication, but not for work that has already been published in a peer-reviewed journal. We encourage first authors and presenters at all levels from students to full professors. We are inviting participation from other Bay Area health care and research institutions so there is no restriction to being at UC San Francisco. The first author will be the presenter of the selected oral abstracts. Each person can be first author on only one submission.

There will be a committee to review abstracts and those with the highest scores will be selected to present during the half-day oral sessions. We anticipate accepting up to 8-10 abstracts for oral presentation, with 10 minutes for each oral presentation, and another 5 minutes for comments and questions. Since we know that the quantity of excellent research by UC San Francisco faculty is enormous, in our effort to build community, we plan to accept as many abstracts for posters as our space allows. We also will hold interactive poster sessions.

Further Information

For additional information, please contact the scientific organizers:
Victor Fujimoto ([email protected]) or Celia Kaplan ([email protected])