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MLK commemoration series: “Why Diversity In Psychiatric Genetics Matters?”

January 11, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

If you can’t run to tackle injustice, will you walk?

This discussion is part of  the College of Medicine’s first annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, “Confronting Race In Medicine And Science: Carving Our Paths To The Promise Land.”

The precision health revolution is developing at a rapid pace due to technological advancements that offer greater granularity than ever before. These advancements will certainly push medicine forward. However, it may also amplify existing health disparities in understudied groups. The field of psychiatry is not exempt from this, and greatly depends on more personalized approaches to diagnostics and treatments. Here we will highlight exactly why diversity matters in psychiatric genetics.

Keynote speaker: Jamal Williams, PhD, director of psychiatric genetic research, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

This is a hybrid event held in-person at the University Conference Center and via Zoom. To attend via Zoom, visit


To join via phone, dial 1-929-205-6099  or 1-301-715-8592  or 1-312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 917 5286 7019

Click here to fill out a brief human genetics and disease survey created by Dr. Williams




January 11
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Hershey, PA 17033 United States
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