The 2018 Cornell Tri-Campus Health Equity Symposium attracted more than 100 guests from the medical and technological sectors. The event was hosted by Co-Directors Dr. Monika Safford (Division Chief, General Internal Medicine, WDOM) and Dr. Avery August (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Cornell University). The keynote speaker for the event was the distinguished Dr. David Satcher, who served as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, the 10th Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The symposium addressed the full spectrum of health equity, from clinical research and basic sciences, to building academic community partnerships in support of scholarly projects. Also speaking at the event, bringing a wealth of knowledge on the mobile and digital interactions within the health care sector, was Dr. Deborah Estrin, who serves as Associate Dean and Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech in New York City and Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Participants at the event were from Cornell Ithaca, Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medicine, Hunter College, the Deputy Commissioner’s Office of NYC, and community advisory members from upstate New York, as well as Dr. Richard Liebowitz, President of NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Dr. Martha Pollack, 14th President of Cornell University, who sent a message of support via video.
Held on March 15th and 16th, the event sponsored a record 16 posters.
This event was sponsored by the Cornell Center for Health Equity, Division of General Internal Medicine, and the Cross Campus Initiative. The event was tri-branded with WCM, Cornell University, and Cornell Tech.