You’re invited: MLK Health Sciences Lecture
Join the U-M health science schools, colleges and units for a lecture dedicated to understanding and improving health equity for all.
The U-M central campus theme for this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium events is “Unravel.” It embodies what health professionals do each day, investigating the individual pieces that contribute to a person’s or community’s mental and physical health.
As part of the symposium, the MLK Health Sciences Lecture will be presented by Jacquelyn Taylor, Ph.D., R.N., PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN, Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University.
Taylor’s lecture — entitled “Using genomic and environmental methods to unravel hypertension health disparities in African American women” — will discuss steps she has taken in her research career using genomic and environmental methods to unravel hypertension health disparities in African American women.
Taylor’s work focuses on the genomics of chronic disease among African American populations. Her current research examines the effect of psychological, genetic and epigenetic factors on blood pressure in Black/African American women and their young children.
Taylor is also conducting a study on the genomics of lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan and was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers in early stages of their independent research careers. Her long-term goal is to develop nursing interventions to prevent and reduce omic-environment risks associated with health disparities.
MLK Health Sciences Lecture
When: 1 – 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21
Where: Dow Auditorium at Towsley Center, University Hospital
Refreshments will be served.
The 29th annual MLK Health Sciences Lecture is sponsored by the U-M Schools of Nursing, Dentistry, Kinesiology, Public Health and Social Work, College of Pharmacy, Michigan Medicine and MICHR