2024 FIU-RCMI Health Equity Symposium to Connect Researchers & Community Organizations

by | Feb 22, 2024 | RCMI News

The FIU Research Center in Minority Institutions (FIU-RCMI) is geared up to host a significant gathering of faculty, staff, researchers, and community leaders for the annual FIU-RCMI Health Equity Symposium on Friday, March 15th, 2024.

Through training, research, and meaningful networking, the symposium aims to create an environment that encourages the development of new collaborations between researchers and community organizations on the front lines of achieving health equity in South Florida.

This event will feature speakers that consist of prestigious researchers and community leaders from across South Florida and the country. Highlighted presenters will include:

  • Keynote Speaker: William Southerland, PhD | Principal Investigator at the Howard University RCMI, Director of the Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, & Interim Director for the Center for Applied Data Science and Analytics, Howard University
  • Special Remarks: Deborah Linares, PhD, MA | Program Official, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
  • Opening & Closing Remarks: Kenneth A. Jessell, PhD | President, Florida International University & Andrés G. Gil, PhD | Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Dean of the University Graduate School, Florida International University
  • Presentations with Live Q&A from Principal Investigators of the FIU-RCMI R-01-equivalent grants focused on Pediatric Cancer (Diana Azzam, PhD), Alzheimer’s Disease (Shanna Burke, PhD, & Sabrina Sales-Martinez, PhD), and HIV (Diana Sheehan Delgado, PhD)
  • Engaging Panel of Prominent Community Leaders in South Florida representing The Children’s Trust, City of Miami’s Department of Human Services, Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, The Spot, and Urban Health Partnerships.
  • Research Focused Panel of FIU-RCMI Pilot Project Alumni representing the University of Central Florida, the University of Florida, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Texas at Arlington.


This symposium will take place at Florida International University. Attendees will have breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks provided to them.

RSVP today: go.fiu.edu/rcmi24

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