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Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2nd Annual Lecture
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Event
When: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: 

Ross Hall 101

Contacts: 

For more information and to add your name to the Ross Hall guest list, please email Jinny Jang at jcjang@gwu.edu

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Time: noon-1 p.m.
Location: Ross Hall 101

The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites you to a lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s advocacy for human rights. Dayna Bowen Matthew, J.D., the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights at the University of Virginia School of Law, will inspire and challenge the SMHS community to take action to fulfill the dream of equitable health care for all.

Matthew is a leader and expert in the intersection of law and policy with health care, public health, race, and equal protection. Matthew was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, served as a professor and academic leader at the University of Colorado Law School, co-founded the Colorado Health Equity Project, and has advised several influential policy groups such as the Brookings Institution, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Civil Rights. Her primary research interests are in health equity and integrated health care delivery, with an emphasis on developing alternative payment models to address social determinants of health. Matthew most recently authored "Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care."