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Health System Keynote Event:

Judy Martin-Holland & M. Norman Oliver

Presented by the School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, and the Medical Center


Date:Monday, January 16, 2012
Location:Claude Moore Medical Education Building, 3rd Floor
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Dr. Judy Martin-Holland is Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Diversity Initiatives and Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research interests include minority patients with chronic conditions (health disparity) and their perceptions of health services; lung health and illness in minority populations; and chronic illness care. For the past three years, Dr. Martin-Holland has been working in Tanzania as part of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded grant awarded to a partnership between UCSF Global Health Sciences and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, to strengthen the Tanzanian health workforce. Dr. Martin-Holland's talk is titled "Isosynergistic Arc Bending: A Primer."


Dr. M. Norman Oliver is the Spencer P. Bass Twenty-First Century Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia, and holds joint appointments in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Anthropology. Dr. Oliver has extensive experience in the area of racial and ethnic disparities in health, particularly in cancer health. He is one of the founders and the Director of the UVA Center on Health Disparities, which was established to coordinate research, education, and community outreach in the university's efforts to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities. His research focus is on the social determinants of racial and ethnic health disparities, using geographic information systems technology and spatial analysis. His most recent research projects involve investigating the role of implicit racial bias in the delivery of health care.