NIH diabetes investigator to speak on health disparities Jan. 15 as a visiting Brock Scholar

Story Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:03:00 EST

Anne E. Sumner, MD, a tenured Senior Investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be on campus Jan. 15 for a pair of talks as part of a lecture series sponsored by the Brock Institute.

Dr. Sumner is Chief of the NIH Section of Ethnicity and Health in the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Branch of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. She also is a professor of medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

During a combined grand rounds event for Internal Medicine and Family Medicine, Dr. Sumner will speak on “Health Disparities in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.” The lecture will begin at 8 a.m. in McCombs Auditorium.

At 4 p.m., also in McCombs Auditorium, Dr. Sumner will speak on “Increasing Diversity – Decreases Disparity.” The lecture is part of the Health of Medicine course but is open to the entire campus.

Dr. Sumner is the latest lecturer to visit EVMS as a Brock Scholar. The M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health is inviting scholars from across the country to inspire new and innovative ways to decrease health disparities and to increase cultural competency.