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Date:9/20/2010

Disease in Black and White: Risk and Race"
Anne E. Sumner, MD
Clinical Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Adjunct Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Georgetown University Medical Center

"Race-based Therapeutics: The Story Begins with BiDil"
Robert Temple, MD
Acting Director, Office of Drug Evaluation and Research
Deputy Director, Clinical Science
Food and Drug Administration

"Race-based Therapeutics and the Law"
M. Gregg Bloche, JD, MD,
Co-director, Georgetown-Johns Hopkins Joint Program in Law and Public Health
Georgetown University Law Center

"Revealing Racial Differences in Cardiac Risk and Cardiac Care"
Kim A. Williams, MD
Professor of Medicine; Director, Nuclear Cardiology
The University of Chicago Medical Center

"Genetic Epidemiology of Complex Diseases in Ethnic Populations"
Ellen Velie, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Epigenetics
Michigan State University

"What Has the LUMIINA and PROFILE Studies Taught Us About Race and Autoimmune Disease?"
Graciela S. Alarcn, MD, MPH
Jane Knight Lowe Chair of Medicine in Rheumatology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

"Race and Animal Models: Benefits and Challenges"
Kathryn Sandberg, PhD
Conference Organizer
Director, Georgetown University Center for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Aging and Disease
Georgetown University

"Race-based Therapeutics from a Drug Discovery Angle"
Milton Brown, MD, PhD
Edwin H. Richard and Elisabeth Richard von Matsch Endowed Chair in Experimental Therapeutics
Director, Drug Discovery Program
Georgetown University Medical Center

For the entire conference agenda, please visit the registration website: http://events.r20.c
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Contact: Karen Mallet
km463@georgetown.edu
215-514-9751
Georgetown University Medical Center
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