Professor Henrietta L. Logan, Ph.D., director of the Southeast Center for Research to Reduce Disparities in Oral Health, was invited to the Florida Health Disparities Research Invitational Summit, Oct. 26, 2010, in Fort Lauderdale. The one-day summit, where health leaders converged to meet, learn and share their expertise in health disparities, was co-sponsored by the State Surgeon General’s office, the Florida Center for Universal Research to Eradicate Disease (FL CURED), the Florida department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Office of Public Health Research.
The summit objectives were to formulate a health disparities research agenda aligned to Florida’s demography, to identify some core resources and infrastructure needs of independent investigators, to explore interest in ongoing engagement of the Florida health disparities research community, and to gain insight, which might help shape potential health disparities research grant opportunities through the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and/or the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program.
Logan presented findings from a center study on chronic disease prevalence. She said she was satisfied with the dialogue.
“We began to list the priorities for the entire State of Florida,” she said.