NINR: Omics to Advance Symptom Science Research

On June 22 from 12:00-3:30 p.m. ET, NINR’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR) will hold a virtual symposium to mark a milestone anniversary — celebrating 20 years of its Summer Genetics Institute (SGI). This will examine how omics methodologies are improving symptom measurement and characterization and will explore how this research is guiding approaches to biobehavioral interventional methods. This event is free of charge, but registration is required.

Digital Divide Dialogue by Baystate Health

Baystate Health and the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts are hosting a virtual community conversation on western Massachusetts’ challenges and response to the digital divide.

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (EDT)
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There is an urgent need to tackle the sharp digital divide between our community’s online and offline populations, that has further been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The responsibility for addressing digital exclusion lies jointly with public and private organizations, who must come together to ensure that access to essential services isn’t denied to the digitally marginalized.

Inequalities are rooted in race/ethnicity, income and wealth, language and cultural differences, all of which accounts for disparities that intersect with access to education, healthcare, housing, and other social domains. One aspect of the disparity includes access and use of information and communication technology (ICT) and broadly, the concept of the digital divide. The term “digital divide” can be described as the mismatch between access to and use of ICT.

The sponsors request that participants complete a pre-event survey on your current understanding and perspective on the digital divide by Friday, May 22, 2020 to help guide the conversation.

Institute for Healing and Justice in Medicine: Inaugural Webinar and Dialogue

Be part of the national launch of the Institute for Healing and Justice in Medicine and their full report “Towards the Abolition of Biological Race in Medicine: Transforming Clinical Education, Research, and Practice”, by Noor Chadha, Madeleine Kane, Bernadette Lim, and Brenly Rowland.

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Making an Appeal for Equity and Access During COVID-19

Join Crystal Emery and a distinguished panel of public health experts and leaders promoting racial equity on Thursday, May 7 at 7pm for a screening of The Deadliest Disease in America.

Intended to reduce systemic negligence creating barriers of access to healthcare, Producer/Director Crystal R. Emery will live-stream her documentary film, The Deadliest Disease in America on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7PM ET with a special film introduction by Broadcast Journalist, Soledad O’Brien followed by an interactive forum by policymakers, activists and medical professionals, in developing a strategy for change in the American healthcare.

“The multitude of inequities in our health care is an imbalance our society cannot sustain during these trying times,” explains filmmaker Crystal R. Emery.

Click here to register for this event.