Monday, April 16 | 10:00-11:00am | Auditorium, 2nd floor (Main Hospital)

Title: What would it take to eliminate health inequities among LGBTQ youth?
Brian Mustanski, PhD

Brian Mustanski, PhD, Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Brian Mustanski, Ph.D. is tenured Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, and Co-Director of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). His research focuses on the health and development of LGBTQ youth and the application of new media and technology to sexual health promotion and HIV prevention. He has been a Principal Investigator of over $38 million in federal and foundation grants and has published over 180 journal articles. In 2017, NBC News selected him from 1,600 nominees as one of 30 changemakers and innovators making a positive difference in the LGBTQ community.

 Monday, April 16 | 12:00-01:00pm | Auditorium, 2nd floor (Main Hospital)

Title: Emerging as an Equity-Minded Academic Health Center Through Inclusion Excellence: The Implications for Research and Education
David A. Acosta, MD

David A. Acosta, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

As chief diversity and inclusion officer, David A. Acosta, MD, provides strategic vision and leadership for the AAMC’s diversity and inclusion activities across the medical education community, and leads the association’s Diversity Policy and Programs unit.
A physician of family medicine, Dr. Acosta joined the AAMC from the University of California (UC), Davis School of Medicine where he served as senior associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion and associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for UC Davis Health System. He previously served as the inaugural chief diversity officer at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, where he established a rural health fellowship program for Tacoma Family Medicine, a residency program affiliated with the UW Department of Family Medicine.
Dr. Acosta received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola University and earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Community Hospital of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, Calif., and a faculty development fellowship at the UW Department of Family Medicine.

 Tuesday, April 17 | 10:00-11:00am | Auditorium, 2nd floor (Main Hospital)

Title: Opportunities for Innovative Approaches in Drug Development-Progress and Future Directions
ShaAvhrée Buckman-Garner, MD, PhD

ShaAvhrée Buckman-Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP, Director, Office of Translational Sciences, Food and Drug Administration

ShaAvhrée Buckman-Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP is the Director of the Office of Translational Sciences (OTS) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. OTS is a super office comprised of the Offices of Biostatistics, Clinical Pharmacology, Computational Science, and Study Integrity and Surveillance. OTS provides oversight for research involving human subjects, regulatory science research, cross-cutting initiatives and external collaborations. Dr. Buckman-Garner previously served as OTS Deputy Director and medical team leader in the Division of Pediatric Drug Development. She received her MD and PhD from Washington University School of Medicine and completed Pediatric specialty training at Baylor College of Medicine.

 Tuesday, April 17 | 12:00-1:00pm | Auditorium, 2nd floor (Main Hospital)

Title: The Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases
Gregory Roth MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA

Gregory Roth MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, Assistant Professor of Medicine-Cardiology, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Health, Division of Cardiology and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington

Dr. Roth is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. At IHME, he leads cardiovascular disease modeling for the institute’s landmark Global Burden of Disease Study. IHME was founded in 2007 at the University of Washington to provide better health evidence to improve health globally by guiding health policy and funding.
Dr. Roth’s research focuses on global cardiovascular health surveillance, population health, and quality of care and outcomes for cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure. His research has been funded by the American Heart Association, NIH National Institute on Aging, Medtronic Philanthropy, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dr. Roth earned his bachelor’s degree and MD from Brown University and his MPH from the University of Washington. He then trained in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases at the UW and served as an attending physician in the emergency department at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, and as a consultant physician at Whakatane Hospital, New Zealand. He received additional training as a postdoctoral fellow with the Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development branch. He is an attending cardiologist and echocardiographer at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle

 Wednesday, April 18 | 8:00-9:00am | Auditorium, 2nd floor (Main Hospital)

Title: Beyond Flexner: Social Mission in Medical Education
Fitzhugh Mullan, MD

Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, Professor of Health Policy Management and of Pediatrics, Co-Director of the George Washington University Health Workforce Institute

Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan is Professor of Health Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington and Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Medical School and is board certified in pediatrics. He served 23 years in the United States Public Health Service, starting as a physician in the National Health Service Corps and later as director of the program. He subsequently, directed the Bureau of Health Professions, and attained the rank of Assistant Surgeon General. In 1996, he retired from the Public Health Service and joined the staff of the journal Health Affairs as a Contributing Editor and the Founding Editor of the Narrative Matters section. He joined the faculty at George Washington University on a part time basis in 1997 and full time in 2005. In recent years, his research and policy work have focused on US and international health workforce issues, especially equity in health professions education. He is the Director of the Atlantic Philanthropies funded Leaders for Health Equity initiative, the co-Director of the GW Health Workforce Institute, and principal investigator of the RWJF/HRSA funded Social Mission Metrics Study.
Dr. Mullan has written widely for professional and general audiences on medical and health policy topics. His books include White Coat Clenched Fist: The Political Education of an American Physician (1977), Vital Signs: A Young Doctor’s Struggle with Cancer (1983), and Plagues and Politics: The Story of the United States Public Health Service (1989). He is the senior editor of Healers Abroad: Americans Responding to Human Resource Crisis in the HIV/AIDS (National Academy Press, 2005).
Dr. Mullan is the Founding President of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the Founding Board Chair of Seed Global Health, the Founding Board Chair of the Beyond Flexner Alliance, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

 Wednesday, April 18 | 12:00-1:00pm | Auditorium, 2nd floor (Main Hospital)

Title: Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, Past President, American Public Health Association

Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism). Dr. Jones earned her BA (Molecular Biology) from Wellesley College, her MD from the Stanford University School of Medicine, and both her MPH and PhD (Epidemiology) from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She completed residency training in both General Preventive Medicine and Family Practice.

 Thursday, April 19 | 12:00-1:00pm | Auditorium, 2nd floor (Main Hospital)

Title: State of the Science of Children’s Health Disparities
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Pérez-Stable is the Director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, which seeks to advance the science of minority health and health disparities research through research, training, research capacity development, public education, and information dissemination.
His research interests include improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among clinicians, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce. For more than 30 years, Dr. Pérez-Stable led research on Latino smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in the United States and Latin America, addressing clinical and prevention issues in cancer screening, and mentoring over 70 minority investigators.

 Thursady, April 19 | 4:00-5:00pm | Auditorium, 2nd floor (Main Hospital)

Title: Nurse Led Organizational Change from the Bedside: Interdisciplinary at its Core
Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN

Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, V. Fred Burry, M.D., and Sandra Hobart Burry Chair in Nursing Advocacy and Leadership, Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Dr. Cox currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Mercy – Kansas City, an independent, academic medical center in Missouri. Dr. Cox led the organization to receive Magnet designation by ANCC, becoming the first hospital in Missouri and the region in 2003. Dr. Cox also serves as Assistant Dean for Clinical Partnerships at the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC).
Dr. Karen Cox started her healthcare career as a licensed practical nurse. Subsequent degrees include an Associate Degree in Nursing from Excelsior College, a BSN from the University of Kansas, an MSN and PhD from the University of Missouri–Kansas City.
Dr. Cox is President of the American Academy of Nursing (2017-2019). Previously, she was elected to the American Hospital Association, Section on Maternal and Child Health Governing Council, and appointed to the Children’s Hospital Association, Child Health Committee.
Dr. Cox was named a Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship Program (1999-2002). She is also a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. She was appointed to a term on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, U.S. Health and Human Services. She served as board chair of the National Initiative for Children’s Health Quality. Dr. Cox served as board member and chair of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City board of directors, a $400 million foundation dedicated to eliminating barriers and promote quality health for the uninsured and underinsured in the Kansas City area. She is a member of the UMKC Board of Trustees.
Dr. Cox has contributed articles to publications including Modern Healthcare, American Journal of Nursing, Nursing Economics, Seminars for Nurse Managers, Journal of Nursing Administration, Nursing Leadership Forum, Nursing Administration Quarterly and Journal of Public Health Nursing.

 Friday, April 20 | 9:30-10:30am | Auditorium, 2nd floor (Main Hospital)

Title: Healing From Within
Sri Sri Ravi shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the Art of Living Foundation

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian, spiritual leader and peacemaker whose work has touched the lives of more than 370 million people across the world through dialogues for conflict resolution, positive approaches to self-awareness and well-being and by his selfless service. Sri Sri has created trauma-relief and meditation programs for at-risk youth, war veterans, prisoners and disaster survivors. Scientific research on his programs has shown that they significantly decrease anxiety, stress and depression while making people feel happier and more optimistic. Sri Sri is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association for Human Values.