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Pre-Summit Student and Trainee Research Day


Academic-Community Partnerships: Change Agents for Advancing Health


Monday, May 17, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m

As part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Health Resources and Services Administration provided one-time funding to AHEC health workforce telehealth recipients funded under HRSA awards. Baylor College of Medicine’s Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research utilized this additional funding to support training and research experiences for health professions trainees and clinicians on providing telehealth-enabled COVID-19 care to vulnerable populations. 

Postbaccalaureate and medical students affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine participated in faculty-mentored research projects on COVID-19 health disparity topics for specific population groups with a goal of completing a systematic review, preparation of a scholarly paper, and delivery of a one-hour presentation to the general public. 

We are excited to offer a pre-summit conference day for our student and trainee’s scholars to present their research. Register here.


Presentation Topics

9-9:15 a.m.


9:15-10:15 a.m.

Session 1

Impact of vaccine hesitancy in the age of COVID-19

The exacerbation of health disparities impacting the Black/African American community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Session 2

COVID-19 and its impact on Alaska Native/American Indian populations based in their social determinants of health

The Effects of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

12-1 p.m.

Session 3

The impact of COVID-19 on clinical research trials and inclusion of diverse populations

The Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on Immigrant and Non-citizen Individuals Residing in the United States

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Session 4

COVID – 19 and the Impact on Sexual and Gender Minorities 

COVID-19 and its impact on Hawaiian and Other U.S. Pacific Islander communities

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Session 5

COVID – 19 and the Impact on the Latinx community 

Health Policy challenges in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

3:45-4 p.m.