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‘Disparities in Minority Healthcare’ is topic

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The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations will present a daylong conference on Saturday (Dec. 7) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Harvard Hall, Room 202, titled “Disparities in Minority Healthcare: Reaching Out to the Community.” The student-directed conference will address a wide range of health-care issues facing impoverished American communities, including Native American, African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and Asian American, among others.

Speakers will include David Burgess, visiting fellow in the Harvard University Native American Program; Felton Earls, professor of social medicine, Harvard Medical School; Ernesto Gonzalez, associate professor of dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Alba Cruz, executive director of the Family Van Project, Harvard Medical School.

The keynote address will be delivered by Rear Admiral Nathan Stinson, director of the Office of Minority Health in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services at 12:30 p.m. in the Quincy House dining hall. All members of the Harvard community are invited to attend.