August 2013

Spreading the word about health disparities

The Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing in the Texas Medical Center in Houston hosted the 11th annual Disparities in Health in America Summer Workshop in mid-June. The six-day continuing-education program, offered to healthcare professionals, social workers, students, community members and civic leaders, this year had the theme “Working Towards Social Justice.”
 
Lovell A. Jones, who won the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award in 2012, served as the program chairman. Lovell is a professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Houston as well as director of the joint Center for Health Equity & Evaluation Research.
 
Below are some images from the event courtesy of Jones and Vicky Pink of Houston Style Magazine, which covered the event.

Almost 300 people attended the opening lecture for the 11th annual Disparities in Health in America Summer Workshop, held June 17-22 at the Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
Almost 300 people attended the opening lecture for the 11th annual Disparities in Health in America Summer Workshop, held June 17-22 at the Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Photo courtesy of Lovell A. Jones.
 
Lovell A. Jones served as the program chairman for the workshop. Jones is a professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Houston as well as director of the joint Center for Health Equity & Evaluation Research. Throughout his career, Jones has focused on minority health issues. He was a co-founder of the Intercultural Cancer Council, the nation’s largest multicultural health policy group focused on minorities, the medically underserved and cancer; chaired the first Biennial Symposium on Minorities and Cancer in 1987; and was among the leaders who worked with members of Congress to designate the third week of every April National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.
Lovell A. Jones served as the program chairman for the workshop. Jones is a professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Houston as well as director of the joint Center for Health Equity & Evaluation Research. Throughout his career, Jones has focused on minority health issues. He was a co-founder of the Intercultural Cancer Council, the nation’s largest multicultural health policy group focused on minorities, the medically underserved and cancer; chaired the first Biennial Symposium on Minorities and Cancer in 1987; and was among the leaders who worked with members of Congress to designate the third week of every April National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. Photo credit: Amir Pink, Houston Style Magazine.
 
Lovell A. Jones visits with Colin L. Soskolne, a professor at the University of Albert School of Public Health. Soskolne has lectured at the workshop since 2006. This year his presentation was titled “Narrowing the Gap through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment.
Lovell A. Jones visits with Colin L. Soskolne, a professor at the University of Albert School of Public Health. Soskolne has lectured at the workshop since 2006. This year his presentation was titled “Narrowing the Gap through Attention to Values and Ethics in Public Health Risk Assessment. See Soskolne’s slides here.
 
The workshop organizers noted that, of the 300 registrants, about 200 were trainees and at least 35 were of Native American descent. The food was donated by McDonald’s.
The workshop organizers noted that, of the 300 registrants, about 200 were trainees and at least 35 were of Native American descent. The food was donated by McDonald’s. Photo credit: Amir Pink, Houston Style Magazine.

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  • Dr. Jones is the best of the best!!!

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