November 15, 2010

Sickle cell disease forum planned on East Baltimore campus

To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of sickle cell disease, a forum titled “Moving Beyond the Struggle: The Power in Our Community” will be held on the East Baltimore campus at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Albert Owens Auditorium of the Cancer Research Building. (It is preceded by a dinner beginning at 6:15 p.m.)

Health care providers, researchers, community advocates and persons living with sickle cell will come together to discuss the importance of community participation in efforts to obtain resources needed to improve the lives of the individuals and families affected by sickle cell disease. The forum also will feature researcher Michael DeBaun, professor of pediatrics and medicine and vice chair of Clinical Research, Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

The event is sponsored by Johns Hopkins Medicine, the School of Medicine Diversity Council and the Office of Diversity and Cultural Competence. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to or 410-502-6568.