Rodgers to deliver 14th Annual Huntley Lecture

Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will deliver the 14th Annual Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture, presented by the Department of Family Medicine. The title of her lecture is "Persistent Health Disparities: Understanding the Role of Social Determinants, Implicit Bias and Racism."

On March 7, UNC Family Medicine will present the 14th Annual Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture. The lecture will be held at the Kenan Center of the UNC Business School. This annual lecture is supported by Joan Huntley, PhD, whose husband Dr. Robert Huntley was influential to the department of Family Medicine's founding. Past guests have included geriatrics expert Dr. Gregg Warshaw, nationally-renowned expert in primary care and provider wellness Dr. Thomas Bodenheimer, and many others.

This year, UNC Family Medicine welcomes Dr. Denise Rodgers, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Dr. Rodgers has significant expertise in community oriented primary care and the development of clinical and educational initiatives focused on improving the health status of individuals, families, and communities. She has written and lectured extensively regarding social determinants of health, racism in medicine, cultural competency, excess mortality in minorities, interprofessional education, and teaching health professionals to work with underserved populations.

Dr. Rodgers, a board-certified Family Physician, is Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hunterdon Chair in Interprofessional Education at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She chairs the board of the Healthy Greater Newark Medicaid ACO and is a board member of the Greater Newark Healthcare Coalition.

Her lecture "Persistent Health Disparities: Understanding the Role of Social Determinants, Implicit Bias and Racism" will address the role of inequality in social determinants as contributors to disparities in outcomes by race/ethnicity, and the role of discrimination, racism and implicit bias as contributors to inequality in social determinants and health outcomes.

Space is limited. Please email huntleylecture@med.unc.edu to register by February 28th, 2018.
Visit http://go.unc.edu/HuntleyLecture for more information.