AMSA Health Equity Week:
Race, Genetics & Disparities
In collaboration with the AMSA Chapter at VCU, we will discuss Race, Genetics & Disparities during the AMSA Health Equity Week.
Friday, January 29th at 12:00 pm
Dialogue & Action: Health Disparities in Bone Marrow Transplants
with Dr. Gary Simmons, DO
(Division of Hematology, Oncology & Palliative Care )
The goal of this session is to discuss pressing racial health disparities in bone marrow transplant availability. As a group, we will also be brainstorming possible solutions and actions that might help us address this issue as an institution.
Sunday, January 31st at 6:00 pm
Discussion: Health Disparities in Bone Marrow Transplants
Readings (choose one or more):
Race & Genetics Resources:
AMSA Discussion questions:
Could genetic testing help reduce or increase disparities?
Why is there a fear of discrimination by insurance companies, employers, and society as a result of genetic testing?
What are the altrications of each form of genetic testing: diagnostic, carrier, and predictive testing?
How can genetic testing benefit your life as well as your children’s life?