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The findings of NIH-supported clinical trials, including Look AHEAD and LABS studies, are identified as are future research objectives.
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), a Past-President of the ACS was recently award a National Institutes of Health research grant to address health care disparities in surgical specialties.
The research and funding priorities for addressing health care disparities in the U.S.—which were identified at the inaugural National Institutes of Health-American College of Surgeons Symposium on Surgical Disparities Research—were published in a March issue of JAMA Surgery.
This article describes the purpose of the inaugural NIH-ACS Symposium on Surgical Disparities Research; summarizes presentations by leaders at the ACS, government agencies, and other stakeholder groups; and presents potential solutions for resolving global health care disparities.
The American College of Surgeons and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities—one of the National Institutes of Health—presented the first Symposium on Surgical Disparities Research, May 7−8, in Bethesda, MD.
Two surgeons have been selected to receive ACS/National Institutes of Health supplement awards.