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On behalf of the 2014 International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities we are pleased to invite you to attend and participate in the International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities to convene December 1–3, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. Pre-Symposium Training workshops will take place December 1, 2014.

In keeping with the theme of the symposium, “Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity,” the scientific program will highlight the excellence and innovation in basic, translational, and clinical research from the programs supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The Symposium has been designed to offer opportunities for sharing research information in areas related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity, cancer, women's health, mental health, infectious disease, stroke, and behavioral and community health with special emphasis on minority health and health disparities. We invite others who are engaged in clinical, translational, basic science, education, and policy research in minority health and health disparities to join us.

This special event is funded by Grant Number 8U13 MD007596 to Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The Symposium planning committee looks forward to welcoming you to the greater Washington, DC area to share your expertise in helping to improve minority health and to reduce and eliminate health disparities. In addition to accessing all the great networking opportunities, we also hope that you will have time to enjoy what National Harbor has to offer!

For the Planning Committee,

ISMHHD 2014 Symposium Co-Chairs

Mark C. Edberg, PhD, MA
George Washington University

Barbara E. Hayes, PhD
Texas Southern University