UAPB Minority Research Center announces National Minority Research Symposium on Tobacco and Addictions

Pine Bluff, Arkansas –  The Minority Research Center on Tobacco & Addictions (MRC), of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), has announced its first National Minority Research Symposium on Tobacco and Addictions taking place May 14 – 15, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The event serves as a platform for the exchange of best practices, knowledge, and resources regarding the prevention of tobacco use and other addictive substances within minority communities.

In 2011, leadership of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 15% Set-A-Side Committee implemented the vision of a facility that would house information and best practices regarding the impact of tobacco and addictions within minority communities.  This effort became the Minority Research Center on Tobacco & Addictions, a clearinghouse for research on tobacco and other substance abuse, especially in regard to minority communities (Blacks, Hispanics, Marshall Islanders, and Asians).

“There is a plethora of tobacco and addiction-related disparities that continue to plague ethnic and racial minorities in comparison to the U.S. population as a whole,” says Dr. Valandra German, Director of the Minority Research Center on Tobacco & Addictions.  “This research symposium provides a unique forum for public health professionals, scientists, community leaders, and policy makers to share best practices to address these disparities.”

For more information on the National Minority Research Symposium on Tobacco and Addictions or the Minority Research Center on Tobacco & Addictions, visit http://www.minorityresearchcenter.org  or call 870.730.1137.

The Minority Research Center on Tobacco & Addictions is funded by the Arkansas Department of Health through Master Tobacco Settlement funds.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s