Highlights from the Event

Join us in our first presentation for a program series that will underscore the advancements made by African American people in biomedical and genetic science. This program series is produced in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Renowned journalist and producer Callie Crossley will moderate a conversation with award-winning physician and sociologist Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, historian of medicine Wangui Muigai, and historian Dr. Adam Biggs about African American trailblazers’ contribution to science after Emancipation. The panel will highlight how African Americans from as early as the Reconstruction Era were at the center of groundbreaking medical investigations as both researchers and subjects and the barriers that have prevented these histories from being acknowledged widely by the medical community.

Special thanks to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) for their support in producing this series.

National Human Genome Research Institute
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