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2011 Diversity Research Forum

2011 Diversity Research Forum

The Office of Student Affairs & Diversity and the CTSI Regulatory Knowledge and Research Ethics Key Function present:

Legacy of the Syphilis Study Done at Tuskegee:
Engaging Racial & Ethnic Minority Populations in Clinical and Public Health Research

Visiting Professor Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, is a professor of Health Services Administration in the School of Public Health University of Maryland, College Park and founding Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity.  One of the nation’s leading scholars in the effort to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities, Dr. Thomas has applied his expertise to address a variety of conditions from which minorities generally face far poorer health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and HIV/AIDS.  He is principal investigator of the Research Center of Excellence on Minority Health Disparities, funded by the NIH-National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Stephen B. Thomas, PhD

Dr. Thomas has been recognized at the national level for his professional accomplishments, receiving the 2005 David Satcher Award from the Directors of Health Promotion and Education for his leadership in reducing health disparities through the improvement of health promotion and health education programs at the state and local levels and the 2004 Alonzo Smyth Yerby Award from the Harvard School of Public Health for his work with people suffering the health effects of poverty.  In 1998, he received the K-01 NIH Mentored Research Science Award in Applied Research Ethics to explore strategies for overcoming the legacy on Tuskegee on willingness of African Americans to participate in medical and public health research. Over the years, his work is recognized as one of the scholarly contributions leading to the 1997 “Presidential Apology to Survivors of the Syphilis Study Done at Tuskegee”.

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time: 12:00 Noon – Lunch will be provided
Place: MCW -Kerrigan Auditorium




Accreditation Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing

Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The following presenter has no commercial interests:  Dr. Stephen Thomas

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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