NIH Rural Health Seminar

The Inaugural NIH Rural Health Seminar (November 18, 2019 from 9:30-Noon) will bring together researchers, medical practitioners and others to explore topics in rural health and to share research ideas for how innovations in clinical and translational science could improve rural health outcomes.

For registration and agenda please go to: Website/Agenda/Registration.

This event will be videocast here:


9:30 am-9:40am: Welcome by Dr. Christopher P. Austin, Director, NCATS
9:40am-10:00am: Opening Remarks by Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director, NIMHD
Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director, NHLBI
10:00am-11:00am: Inaugural Rural Health Seminar – “Resilience to adversity and the early origins of disease among rural African Americans” by Dr. Gene Brody, Director and Regents Professor, Center for Family Research, University of Georgia
11:00am – 11:05am: Break
11:05am – 11:45am: Panel Discussion – Dr. Michael G. Kurilla, Director, DCI, NCATS (Moderator); Dr. Jon R. Lorsch, Director, NIGMS; Dr. Diana W. Bianchi, Director, NICHD; Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director, NIMHD; Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director, NIDA, Dr. Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Director, Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity, NIMH; Dr. Melissa Walls, Johns Hopkins University
11:45am-12:00pm: Closing Remarks, Tom Morris, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, HRSA

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