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Trust, Trustworthiness, and “Tuskegee”: The Legacy of the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee

  • Seattle Children's Hospital: Wright Auditorium 4800 Sand Point Way Northeast Seattle, WA, 98105 United States (map)

Join Seattle Children's Center for Diversity and Health Equity, along with the Black and African Heritage Network, for a keynote presentation by Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD.

Dr. Gamble is a professor of medical humanities at George Washington University. A physician, scholar, and activist, she is an internationally recognized expert on the history of American medicine, racial and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare, cultural competence and bioethics.

She chaired the committee that took the lead role in the successful campaign to obtain an apology in 1997 from President Clinton for the infamous United States Public Health Syphilis Study at Tuskegee.

After this keynote, participants will be better able to:

· Trace the history of the United States Public Health Syphilis Study at Tuskegee

· Describe the legacy of the syphilis study on healthcare and medical research in African American communities

· Explain the research on race, trust, trustworthiness and healthcare

· Identify factors important to the development of trustworthy partnerships in community-engaged research

Snacks will be provided!

Can’t make it to Wright? Tune in virtually at mms://ppwrst01/wright.