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ATS Host Health Disparities Briefing

April 2015

This week, the American Thoracic Society partnered with the NHLBI Constituency Group and the Heart and Stroke Coalition to host a briefing on Capitol Hill highlighting NHLBI's research to address health disparities. The briefing featured NHLBI-funded investigators conducting research to reduce health disparities across the U.S. population. The speakers included: NHLBI Director Gary Gibbons, MD who provided an overview of the Institutes' efforts to address health disparities; Michelle Eakin, MD of Johns Hopkins University who discussed her NHLBI-funded work with Head Start programs to reduce pediatric exposure to second hand tobacco smoke, Christopher O'Connor, MD of Inova Health Care System who summarized recent NHLBI supported advances in cardiovascular health disparities research, and Michael Grander, PhD of University of Pennsylvania who discussing advances in sleep health disparities.

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