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> From: Jamie Brooks <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: April 17, 2008 2:44:43 PM PDT
> To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Event Invite Aprill 22nd 10:30 a.m.
>
>
> Please join the Center for American Progress for a special  
> presentation:
> Geneticizing Disease: Implications for Racial Health Disparities
>
> Featured Panelists:
> Meredith King, Health Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
>
> Mildred Thompson, Senior Director and Director of the PolicyLink  
> Center for Health and Place
>
> Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland and Ellis Professor, Northwestern  
> University Law School. Currently a fellow at Stanford University's  
> Research Institute of Comparative Studiess in Race and Ethnicity  
> focusing on "Race Consciousness in Law, Politics, and Biotechnology."
>
> Moderated by:
> Jamie Brooks, Project Director on Race, Health, and Justice,  
> Generations Ahead (formerly a program of the Center for Genetics and  
> Society)
>
> Today's dialogue in medical journals and the mainstream press on  
> health disparities in American society increasingly focuses on  
> individuals' genetic predispositions to disease. More and more, race  
> is interjected into this dialogue as scientists link genes of  
> certain racial groups to medical conditions while pharmaceutical  
> companies increasingly seek to medicate those conditions.  
> Unfortunately, during this process the focus on reducing and  
> preventing racial health disparities  which in large part can be  
> attributed to social determinants  becomes obscured.
>
> The Center for American Progress and Generations Ahead will explore  
> these trends and their implications for addressing racial health  
> disparities by hosting a public dialogue. Meredith King, co-author  
> of "Geneticizing Disease: Implications for Racial Health  
> Disparities," which will be released at the event, will provide an  
> overview of the issue and the paper's findings. Law professor  
> Dorothy  Roberts will follow with a legal and racial perspective on  
> the implications of "geneticizing" disease. And in closing, Mildred  
> Thompson will discuss the known non-medical determinants of health,  
> such as environment, insurance status, and other socio-economic  
> factors. Jamie D. Brooks, co-author of the paper, will moderate the  
> discussion to follow.
>
> Tuesday, April 22, 2008
> Program: 10:30am to 12:00pm
> Admission is free.
>
> The Greenlining Institute
> 1918 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
> Berkeley, CA 94704
> Map & Directions
> RSVP for this Event
> For more information, please call 202-682-1611.
> Parking: There are metered parking places along University Avenue.  
> Parking is also available in the Promenade Parking Garage, 1936  
> Addison Street, directly behind our building.
>
> The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and  
> educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free  
> America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe that Americans  
> are bound together by a common commitment to these values and we  
> aspire to ensure that our national policies reflect these values. We  
> work to find progressive and pragmatic solutions to significant  
> domestic and international problems and develop policy proposals  
> that foster a government that is "of the people, by the people, and  
> for the people."
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