The pervasive health care disparities now affecting
millions of people throughout the United States will be the
focus of a special expert-to-expert town hall hosted by the
School of Nursing
from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.
The "Who Will Care for Us? Who Will Receive Care?"
event marks the closing of the school's yearlong Hopkins
Nursing Milestone Celebration and offers a unique
opportunity for health care experts and local, state and
federal legislators to share their perspectives on causes,
results and solutions regarding health care disparities.
Nursing Dean Martha Hill will host the town hall, and
ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson will moderate.
Panelists include Elias Zerhouni, director of the
National Institutes of Health; Peter Beilenson, health
commissioner of Baltimore City; Shirley Nathan-Pulliam,
delegate to the Maryland General Assembly and chair of its
Minority Health Disparities Subcommittee; Antonia M.
Villarruel, associate professor and director of the Center
for Health Promotion at the University of Michigan and vice
president of the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority
Nursing Association; Lonnie R. Bristow, former president of
the American Medical Association and chair of the Institute
of Medicine Committee on Institutional and Policy Level
Strategies for Increasing Diversity of the US Healthcare
Workforce; Leo Nolan III, senior policy analyst-external
affairs for the Office of the Director of the Indian Health
Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and
Lisa Egbuonu-Davis, Pfizer Scholar-in-Residence at Spelman
College's Women's Research and Resource Center.
The town hall is "the capstone of a Milestones
Celebration year during which Hopkins Nursing honored our
past successes and marked our current accomplishments,"
Hill said. "This event now lays the foundation for a future
that will see the School of Nursing continue to be ranked
among the top tier of schools nationwide that are known for
excellence in community health nursing and outreach to
populations in need."
The event will be held in the School of Nursing's
Alumni Auditorium and is open to all.