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Dr. Wilson

M. ROY WILSON has for decades been on the forefront of addressing health disparities in our nation.

From the start of his career as an ophthalmologist at Harvard and UCLA to his leadership positions at Creighton University, Texas Tech and, now, the University of Colorado Denver, he has been sharply focused on the needs of the medically underserved, institutional diversity as a core value of academic medicine, and a passion for justice in patient care.

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Historical, Institutional and Personal Views

Much attention has been focused on reducing racial and ethnic health disparities. Yet, despite these efforts, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and other ethnic groups continue to experience diseases and poorer health outcomes at higher rates than their white counterparts.

What will it take to finally end these inequities?

Our next Dean's Lecture Series speaker — M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S. — will highlight the important milestones that launched and sustain the health-care equality movement, the question of race as a genetic or socio-political construct, and the relevance of either to improving health outcomes. Dr. Wilson will also propose critical next steps in eliminating health disparities and share his personal reflections on race in medicine and society.


Featured Guest Speaker: M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S.
Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver

December 3, 2009 — 5 p.m.


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Location: UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium
2825 50th St., Sacramento

Hosted by:

Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A.
Vice Chancellor, Human Health Sciences
Dean, UC Davis School of Medicine

This event is free and open to the public. Please register at or call (916) 734-9101.

The Dean's Lecture Series brings nationally recognized voices to UC Davis to illuminate topics in science, policy, and technology to improve health and health care for all. Faculty, students, staff and community members are welcome to attend.