Keynote Friday, 5 Nov 2021

Gary H. Gibbons, M.D. ,

Director NIH-National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)








Setting the tone for

  • 4 Methods Workshops: High throughput Screening, Single Case Study Design - Precision Medicine, Variants & Disease, AI in Genomics

  • Panel: Ethics, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research

  • Panel Generation Z:  Insights Health Disparities Research

  • Special Topic Subject Matter Speaker: New Tools for Addressing Disparities in Cardiometabolic Health and Diabetes Prevention"

  • Colloquium: "The Cell as a Material - Biomedical Implications"

  • Poster Session




Keynote: Saturday, 6 Nov 2021

Deborah Guadalupe Duran, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor- Data Science, Analytics and Systems, NIH- National Institute on Minority Health & Disparities(NIMHD)

Title:  Intersection of Data Technology with Humanity: Plight of Health Disparities 



  • Special Topic Subject Matter Speakers: COVID-19 Vaccine ; COVID-19 Treatment

  • Chair Community Outreach Session: Topic Health Information Seeking Behavior

  • Community Outreach Session Hispanic/Latino Americans Community Health Workers (CHW) – Promotorés; CEU Genomics and Health Disparities; CHW Leadership discussion with invited Community

  • Community Outreach Session Native Americans: National Association Community Health Representatives (CHR)/(NACHR)- Genomic CEU content discussion

  • Community Outreach Session Role of religious/spiritual leaders as Community Health Guides (CHG) (non-sectarian) in healthcare - a look at Genomics research - Genomic CEU content discussion

  • Community Outreach Sessions Roundtable invitation only: " Lessons learned across Communities: Working toward a more cohesive, effective Community - while preserving personalized needs"


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Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., is Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he oversees the third largest institute at the NIH, with an annual budget of approximately $3 billion and a staff of nearly 2,100 federal employees, contractors, and volunteers. NHLBI provides global leadership for research, training, and education programs to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.

Dr. Duran is the Senior Advisor on Data Science, Analytics and Systems to the Director of the National Institutes of Minority and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.  Her contributions focus on implicit and explicit biases in data curation, AI and ethics, machine learning algorithms, predictive analytics, risk stratification, unjust implementations, and natural language processing.  Her work directly impacts advances in reducing health disparities using approaches that capture social determinant of health (SDOH) in data analytics for improved diagnostics, treatments, and interventions