A Day in The Lifespan Conference

May 13, 2021 to May 14, 2021

Welcome to the “Reducing Health Disparities Across the Lifespan” conference!

In this, our third annual meeting, we bring together distinguished researchers from across the United States, as well as local academics and clinicians in a collaborative study of research across the lifespan.

This year we focus on the processes, course, and impact of health disparities across the lifespan, and on fostering collaborations among partners in science. Presentations will center on biology and diseases, with topics ranging from understanding social and structural determinants of health and improving health outcomes in historically underrepresented in biomedical research populations across the lifespan. The talks will be relevant to basic and clinical researchers, health professionals and trainees, and are designed to shed light on trajectories that shape development and lifelong transitions.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/19/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
05/13/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/14/2021 - 4:00pm
Live Virtual Conference

Margarita Alegría, PhD
Chief, Disparities Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor, Departments of Medicine & Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Vence L. Bonham, Jr, JD
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics and Health Disparities

Robert W.S. Coulter, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Derek M. Griffith, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Health & Society
Vanderbilt University
Director, Center for Research on Men’s Health

Tiffany L Gary-Webb, PhD, MHS
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Director, Center for Health Equity
University of Pittsburgh

Chandra L. Jackson, PhD, MS
Earl Stadtman Investigator
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dara D Méndez, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Director (Interim), Center for Health Equity
University of Pittsburgh

This activity is approved for the following credit: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and ANCC.  Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.25 Attendance
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