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At the Heart of the Matter: American Heart Association HBCU Scholars Program

Date & Time:
September 14th, 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST

In this panel session, three students from the American Heart Association’s HBCU Scholar program will present their research experience.

Description of program:
The HBCU Scholars Program is an academic year experience focusing not only on research methodologies but also the social impact that health disparities and inequities have on the Black community. Scholars learn how diverse perspectives enhance scientific investigation, and how cultural sensitivity can create trust and improve clinical outcomes.

Confirmed Speakers: *subject to change

ASHTON OLIVER: Second-year biomedical engineering major at Lawson State Community College, native of Birmingham, AL

Presentation: COVID-19 and the Kidney;  Mentor: Larry D. Alexander, PhD, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee

NASIYA TAYLOR: Junior biology and Spanish major at Spelman College, native of Mullica Hill, NJ

Presentation: Depression and Self-Care Maintenance in Black Men with Heart Failure; Mentor: Rakale Quarells, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

JANDOLYN WASHINGTON: Senior Spanish and pre-med major at Spelman College, native of Stone Mountain, GA

Presentation: Cardiovascular Health of Resilient and At-Risk Black Residents of Atlanta; Mentor: Charles D. Searles, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

This session is facilitated by: Charlene Walton, MD 

Director, AHA Collegiate Diversity Partnerships and HBCU Scholars Program

Below is the recording of the event:

Priority participants for this webinar series are HBCU affiliated, patients, caregivers, and community organizations. If you are affiliated with an HBCU and want to subscribe to updates click HERE.