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HEEHD 2021 Objectives
The mission objectives of the HEEHD 2021 conference are to:
- Organize a scientific conference that invites peer-reviewed empirical research, from HBCUs/MSIs, focused on techniques and methods that effectively facilitate innovative R&D; technology transfer; and resulting product/service commercialization to address health disparities in minority populations with a special emphasis on children of color impacted by COVID -19.
- Create an evidence-based blueprint to train HBCUs/MSIs to secure biomedical-related research funding, improve technology transfer capabilities, and license intellectual property (IP) to small businesses that have mission objectives to address health disparities with a special emphasis on COVID -19.
- Use evidence-based practices to (a) Train MSIs faculty and their assisting graduate students to conduct and tech-transfer minority health and health disparities research; (b) Conduct innovative R&D and commercialization activities to address health disparities in minority populations; (c) foster innovative collaborations and partnerships with government, industry, and NGOs to facilitate technology transfer; and (d) Disseminate empirical research results on innovative R&D, technology transfer, and commercialization focused on addressing health disparities in minority populations.
- HEEHD 2021 Keynote
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To eradicate economic, health, and biomedical health disparities related to COVID-19 (i.e., communicated in the previous tabs), Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)s & Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) (i.e., Hispanic Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges) have great potential to cooperatively increase sustainable biomedical, information technology (IT), and manufacturing related inventions and innovations that create 1) intellectual property (IP) (i.e., copyrights, patents, and trade-secrets); and 2) capabilities to tech-transfer their IP to minority companies that, subsequently, translate IP licenses into commercial products that directly address health disparities, enhance the economic status of HBCUs, MSIs, and minority businesses; and create significantly more U.S. high paying jobs for minority youth and adults.