NEWS | November 23, 2009

Wilson to highlight racial and ethnic health disparities

Dec. 3 lecture is free and open to the public

Editor's note:

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M. Roy Wilson, a leading ophthalmologist and chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver, will speak on "Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Historical, Institutional and Personal Views."

Wilson will highlight important milestones that launched and sustain the health-care equality movement, the question of race as genetic or socio-political and critical next steps in eliminating health disparities. An African American medical educator and academic leader, he also will share his personal reflections on race in society.

Wilson has for decades been on the forefront of addressing health disparities. Throughout his career, he has remained focused on the needs of the medically underserved, diversity as a core institutional value and justice in patient care.

When and where:
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at 5 p.m. in the UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. A map and directions are online at

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made by calling 916-734-9101 or e-mailing

More information:
Wilson's talk is part of the UC Davis Health System Dean's Lecture Series, which brings nationally recognized voices to Sacramento to illuminate how science, technology and policy can improve health and health care for all.

UC Davis Health System is an integrated, academic health system encompassing UC Davis School of Medicine, the 613-bed acute-care hospital and clinical services of UC Davis Medical Center, the 800-member physician group known as UC Davis Medical Group and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.


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