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Event Type:  Lecture (This is an NIH Science event)
Title:  Variation in Blood Pressure Across Populations – Chasing the Phantom of Race
Description:  Richard Cooper, M.D. is an outspoken advocate of the need to incorporate a broad social understanding of race into the interpretation of genetic research on ethnic differences. A major research focus of his has been a description of the evolution of cardiovascular disease across the course of the African diaspora. This work has demonstrated the determining role of changing environmental conditions on the evolution of cardiovascular risk status among populations of African descent. An additional dimension to this work has been the use of the tools of genetic epidemiology to explore the pathogenesis of hypertension and obesity.

Dr. Cooper received a MERIT award from the NIH in 1998 and has served on numerous advisory and review panels. He is a consultant to the WHO and the CDC on issues related to control of cardiovascular disease in developing countries and is Course Director for an annual training program in sub-Saharan Africa. In the last several years he has written widely on the topic of genetics and race and has been a frequent speaker at professional meetings. He was a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH) from 2008-2011.
Series Name:  Genomics & Health Disparities Lecture Series
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017   3:00pm - 4:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   Richard Cooper, M.D.
Title:   Professor and Chair, Public Health Sciences
Organization:   Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago
City/Province:   Chicago
State:   Illinois

Organization(s):  [NIH] National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Office of Minority Health; [NIH] National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); [NIH] National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK); [NIH] National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 10 (Clinical Center)
Room:  Lipsett Amphitheater
Street Address:  10 Center Dr #10C103
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892

Name:   Michael Hahn
Phone:   3014962842
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