Dr. Gene Brody to headline NIH inaugural Rural Health Seminar


Dr. Gene Brody to headline NIH inaugural Rural Health Seminar

Dr. Gene Brody

Gene Brody, Regents Professor, OIBR Fellow and director of UGA’s Center for Family Research, will deliver the keynote address on Monday, Nov. 18, at the National Institutes of Health’s inaugural Rural Health Seminar in Bethesda, Maryland.

Brody’s talk, titled “Resilience to Adversity and the Early Origins of Disease,” will examine how living in conditions of economic hardship and other stressors particularly influence both the biology and physiology of rural African American children, making them more vulnerable to the chronic diseases of aging when they are adults. This phenomenon, called “weathering,” is a major focus of Brody’s research, conducted by the Center for Family Research that is made possible by funding from multiple NIH institutes. The talk will also discuss how some individuals overcome this weathering and demonstrate tremendous resilience.

The Rural Health Seminar will bring together researchers, medical practitioners and others to explore topics in rural health and to share research ideas for how innovations in clinical and translational science could improve rural health outcomes.

The event will be webcast live from the following address: https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=35176