Keynotes Dr. Clyde Yancy, Dr. Mariana Stern Headline 2022 Emerging Areas of Science Rhode Island IDeA Symposium

We are looking forward to welcoming investigators, research staff, stakeholders, and community members across the state on Friday, June 10th from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the 2022 Emerging Areas of Science IDeA Symposium.

For the past 15 years, the NIGMS-funded Institution Development Award (IDeA) programs in Rhode Island have joined together to hold a state-wide, day-long symposium that both celebrates successes and fosters collaborations among Rhode Island investigators. This year's theme is “Health Disparities in Clinical and Translational Research”.

We're excited to announce that the two featured keynote speakers for this year's symposium - Dr. Clyde Yancy and Dr. Mariana Stern - are preparing engaging talks that are sure to inspire investigators joining us both in person and virtually!

Clyde Yancy and Mariana Stern

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE: "Health Equity: A Goal Not Yet Realized but a Necessary Quest"
Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc

Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 

SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE: "Disparities in Prostate and Colorectal Cancer Among Hispanics in California"
Mariana Carla Stern, PhD

Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences and Urology, the Ira Goodman Chair in Cancer Research, USC

Additionally, we look forward to many science talks, breakout sessions, and poster presentations by investigators from Brown, The University of Rhode Island, and the affiliated hospital systems. Be sure to visit our Symposium website  for registration details, to see the schedule of talk topics, breakout sessions, and information about the posters being presented. Zoom information for those who have registered to attend the event virtually is also available on the Symposium website.