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CERC, UVI School of Nursing to Host 8th Annual Health Disparities Institute Oct 14 to 16

The Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (CERC) and the UVI School of Nursing will host the 8th Annual Health Disparities Institute at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort on St. Thomas on Oct. 14-16. The conference title is “Eliminating Health Disparities in Minority Communities: Translational Research, Targeted Policy Revisions, Community-based Participatory Research, and Capacity Building.”

The Institute’s program includes:
  • Two pre-institute workshops for healthcare providers and students
  • The Donna M. Christensen Lecture
  • Plenary and concurrent sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Opportunities for students to dialog with experts in health disparities research
  • Opportunities to dialog with policy makers about health issues

Interested persons are encouraged to register early. Registration is available at or Preregistration ends on Aug. 31. Registration fees increase after the preregistration deadline.
Special hotel rates are available. Please use the following link to contact the hotel directly at: Health Disparities Institute Hotel Accommodations. Group rates are available for institute registration. For further information contact the CERC office at (340) 693-1178 or email  Gloria Callwood at or Lorna Sutton at