Disparities in Survival Among African American Heart Transplant Patients: Will Omics Play a Role in Narrowing the Gap?

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Yale School of Nursing, Room 11706 See map
400 West Campus Drive
Orange, CT 06477
Event description: 

Bernice Coleman, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN, inaugural Visiting Scholar for the YSN Office of Diversity & Inclusion will give a lecture to the Yale community during her residency at YSN.

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to ysn.diversity@yale.edu by 3/24.  Join the event remotely here.  

For more information, please see our Visiting Scholars webpage here.

Named in 2013 as one of YSN’s 90 Yale Nurses, Dr. Coleman has made significant contributions to nursing throughout her impressive career. With a strong interest in ethnic death disparities following heart transplantation, Dr. Coleman investigated and uncovered genetic differences between African Americans and Caucasian Americans that are linked to the discrepancy in survival rates among the two ethnic groups.
 
Dr. Coleman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Translational Biomedical Science, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Associate Professor, Nursing, Medical College of South Carolina. A board certified acute care nurse practitioner, Dr. Coleman currently works currently works in the Heart Transplantation and Ventricular Assist Programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is chair of the Nursing Research Council at Cedars-Sinai, where she provides research and evidence-based practice support to more than 3,000 nurses. Dr. Coleman is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation. She earned a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Bridgeport, a master’s from YSN, and a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing.
Admission: 
Free but register in advance