Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – May 2012
Seminar on the Impact of Ethnicity on Lupus
When: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Where: NIH Campus, Building 45, Natcher Balcony A, Bethesda, MD
Institute: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
In honor of Lupus Awareness Month, NIH is pleased to welcome Graciela S. Alarcón as the featured speaker for the NIH Health Disparities Seminar Series May lecture. Lupus is a disorder of the immune system that can affect many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. Dr. Alarcón, Jane Knight Lowe Chair of Medicine in Rheumatology, Emeritus, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will discuss the impact of ethnicity on the course and outcome of systemic lupus erythematosus, as demonstrated by data from the LUpus in MInority populations NAture vs. nurture (LUMINA) study, which included 600 Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic patients.
The NIH Health Disparities Seminar Series, sponsored by NIMHD, disseminates information on advances, gaps, and current issues related to health disparities research. The series features national and international health disparities research experts, including many funded by NIMHD, the other NIH Institutes and Centers, and federal agency partners.
The seminar is free and open to the public. You can find more information about this lecture and the NIH Health Disparities Seminar Series at www.nimhd.nih.gov/hdss/hdss_future.html.