Cultural Competency in Medicine and Science

Dr. David Henderson

David D. Henderson, M.D.
Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Associate Dean for Medical Student Affairs, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

To be discussed:

  • The definition and importance of cultural competency in medicine and science
  • The role of culture in the cost and quality of healthcare
  • Factors underlying health and healthcare disparities: access, socioeconomic status, environment, racial, ethnic, etc.
  • The influence of stereotypes on decision-making in medicine and science

 Date:                 Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time:                 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location:          Classroom B16, UConn Medical School

Target Audience: Individuals interested in pursuing careers as scientists and scholars in biological and biomedical sciences

Space is limited.  
Registration is now open.

Area of Expertise: Since joining the faculty fulltime in 2003, Dr. Henderson has continued to pursue his interest in community involvement and service. He has been a physician advisor to the Community Advisory Team of Sister Talk Hartford, a community based research project involving a consortium of 12 churches in Hartford investigating health promotion strategies in the African American community. He has served as co-PI of a Title VII funded HRSA grant one of the goals of which is to increase the number of graduating students choosing training and practice opportunities in medically underserved communities. He has also worked closely with the Health Careers Opportunities Program (HCOP) participating in enrichment programs with young students in the Hartford school system as well as working with post-baccalaureate students here at the Health Center.


If you registered for a seminar that you are unable to attend, please email us at least 48 hours before the scheduled date.

Summer 2017 Seminar Series sponsored by The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at the University of Connecticut