Webinar Video: African Americans, Research & Our Future

The following webinar, presented via a collaboration between the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, the UW-Madison Collaborative Center for Health Equity, and the All of Us Research Program at UW-Madison, highlights the importance of African American communities’ participation in health research.

The discussion also included information about precision medicine and the goals of the national All of Us Research Program of which UW-Madison serves as a critical recruitment and enrollment site for this historic program.

The panelists for this webinar are:

Dr. Goldie Byrd
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Ms. Veronica Robinson
Great-Granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks 

Dr. Karriem Watson
University of Illinois-Chicago

Ms. Annie Weatherby-Flowers
Madison Public Library

Moderator: Ms. Lisa Peyton-Caire
Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

African Americans, Research & Our Future: Community Conversation

Thank you for joining us and our partners, the UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity, for a critical community conversation about the evolving world of research, precision medicine, what this means for African Americans, and the efforts of the national All of Us Research Project to expand solutions for improving community health. We are joined by special expert guests, Dr. Goldie Byrd, Director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest University; Dr. Karriem Watson, Professor at University of Illinois-Chicago; Annie Weatherby Flowers, Madison resident and All of Us participant; and Ms. Veronica Robinson, Great Granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman whose life changed the field of medicine.

Posted by The Foundation for Black Women's Wellness on Saturday, August 29, 2020