Bibbins-Domingo to Discuss Communities at Risk

ATS Diversity Forum

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.


Grand Hall B (off lobby), Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel

The annual ATS Diversity Forum’s featured speaker is Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS, who will address career and diversity issues followed by a question-and-answer period.

Dr. Bibbins-Domingo co-founded and currently directs the University of California at San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, a research center focused on discovery, implementation, policy, advocacy, and community engagement for communities at risk for poor health and inadequate health care.

A general internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Bibbins-Domingo’s work focuses on racial, ethnic, and income differences in manifestations of chronic disease and effective clinical, public health, and policy interventions aimed at prevention. She leads the UCSF Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model group that conducts simulation modeling, disease projections, and cost-effectiveness analyses related to cardiovascular disease in the U.S. and in other national contexts.

Also during today’s forum, the Minority Trainee Development Scholarships, which recognize trainees who are members of underrepresented minority groups, will be presented. MTDS recipients are selected for the quality of the science in their submitted abstract, among other criteria.

All conference attendees, including past MTDS recipients, are invited to attend this forum, which provides an opportunity for discussion and networking among attendees. Attendees will find inspiration and valuable career insights.

The Diversity Forum is organized and presented by the ATS Membership Committee and will be hosted by its chair, Janet Lee, MD. The Minority Trainee Development Scholarships are supported by the American Thoracic Society.

Registration is required. There is no fee to attend this event, and tickets will not be issued; however, conference badges are required for admission. A plated lunch will be served.