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Dr. Pérez-Stable, Director of the NIMHD, gets to know the Institute

April 8, 2016

Dr. Pérez-Stable, Director of the NIMHD, gets to know the Institute

Photo: Dr. Pérez-Stable tours the Family Health Center of Harlem with Institute president, Dr. Calman.


This morning, Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable presented the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s April Grand Rounds. Dr. Pérez-Stable, the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), presented on reducing disparities in health outcomes and shared the FY 2016 goals of the NIMHD in addressing health equity. He stressed the importance of “moving towards studying interventions that show how providers can not only improve care for racial and ethnic minorities but that these interventions must also create equity in health outcomes.” Dr. Pérez-Stable also discussed the importance of “doing research that involves community-based primary care as a locus for addressing health disparities.”

Dr. Perez-Stable presents grand rounds on April 8, 2016 at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Pérez-Stable presents grand rounds on April 8, 2016 at Mount Sinai.

 

Later on in the day, Institute president and co-founder, Dr. Neil Calman took Dr. Pérez-Stable on a tour of the Family Health Center of Harlem. He was able to meet and talk with staff from across the Institute as well.

Dr. Calman noted, “It’s great to see a primary care physician in this leadership role at the NIH. He truly sees primary care as an important point of intervention to reduce health disparities. ”

Dr. Perez-Stable tours the Family Health Center of Harlem with Institute president, Dr. Calman.

Dr. Pérez-Stable tours the Family Health Center of Harlem with Institute president, Dr. Calman.