• Mar 06 2023

Agenda Announced for 2023 CCTS Spring Conference

Logo for the 2023 CCTS Spring Conference. Three black human figures of different heights stand on white ladders of different heights so that all the figures' heads are at the same equitable height. In the background are the silhouettes of mountains in shades of blue, suggesting Appalachia. Above the human figures, white text reads "Translating Equity into Action", with the UK CCTS Logo in white at the very top. At the bottom of the image, white text reads "18th Annual CCTS Spring Conference: March 27, 2023"

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 6, 2023) – The UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has announced the agenda for its 18th Annual Spring Conference: Translating Equity into Action, which will be held Monday, March 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gatton Student Center.

You’re invited to join hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and community members for this multidisciplinary event. Registration is free and open to all, but please register by March 20 so that we can determine an accurate head count for lunch.

  • Morning Keynote: “What’s Tuskegee Got to Do with It: Trust, Trustworthiness and African Americans,” presented by Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD, professor of medical humanities, health policy and American studies, and medicine at George Washington University
  • Lunch Keynote: “An Exploration towards the Mindset of Equity,” presented by David Butts, MA, CDE, the diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Bluegrass Care Navigators
  • Biomedical Informatics Research Day Keynote: “EHRs in an Era of Precision Medicine,” presented by Justin B. Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI, director, Instituted for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science; chief of health and biomedical informatics in the department of preventive medicine; professor of preventive medicine (health and biomedical informatics) and medical social sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Dissemination & Implementation Science Mini-Symposium Keynote: "Pursuing Health Equity through Implementation Science in Cancer Prevention Research," presented by Prajakta Adsul, MBBS, MPH, PhD, assistant professor of internal medicine at the University New Mexico College of Health Science
  • Oral Presentations and Poster Sessions
    • CCTS
    • Biomedical Informatics Research Day
    • College of Dentistry Research Day
    • College of Health Sciences Research Day
    • College of Nursing Scholarship Showcase
    • College of Public Health Research Day
    • Dissemination & Implementation Science Mini-Symposium
  • Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship “60-Second Poster Pitch” Competition
  • Frederick Douglass High School Students’ Poster Presentations
  • Breakout Sessions, including

The detailed agenda can be found on the conference website.