Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Monday, 9 December 2013
"Dr. David R. Williams, (Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health (Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University), presented "Racism and Health: Findings, Questions and Directions" at UMass Amherst on Mar.5, 2013. Dr. Williams' lecture draws from years of research. He provides an overview of his findings and strategies going forward. The lecture should be viewed in its entirety. Unfortunately, the slides were not filmed during his presentation.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the UMass Center for Research on Families' Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series, the 2012-13 Clinical Psychology Diversity Speaker Series (awarded a 2012 APA CEMRRAT Implementation Grants Fund (IGF) for Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training in Psychology), the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Psychology Department Research Mentoring Group Speaker Series which is supported by the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching & Faculty Development's Mutual Mentoring Initiative, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Department of Public Health in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the Western MA Public Health Training Center."
Last month, Dr. Williams received the Stephen Smith Award for Distinguished Contributions in Public Health from the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Williams is a native of St. Lucia and a graduate of the University of the Southern Caribbean - Class of 1976. He was also partially educated in Barbados prior to college, and is a practicing second generation Seventh-day Adventist Christian.