Innovation and Diversity Summit Speakers

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RADM Denise Hinton

RADM Denise Hinton is FDA’s Chief Scientist.  In this capacity, she is responsible for leading and coordinating FDA's cross-cutting scientific and public health efforts.

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CAPT Richardae Araojo

CAPT Richardae Araojo serves as the Associate Commissioner for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health in the Office of the Chief Scientist at the U.S. Food and Drug...

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Jovonni R. Spinner, MPH, CHES

Ms. Jovonni Spinner serves as a Senior Public Health Advisor and Outreach and Communication Co-Lead in the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  She...

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Quincy J. Byrdsong, EdD, CIP, CCRP

Dr. Quincy J. Byrdsong is the Executive Director for Research Administration at the WellStar Research Institute for WellStar Health System, the largest Health System in the State of...

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Yale Cultural Ambassadors: A Unique Community Partnership

YCCI recognizes that broadening community participation in clinical research involves linking investigators directly to resources in the community. To facilitate this, YCCI has partnered...

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Robert Alpern, MD

Dr. Robert Alpern was appointed Dean of Yale School of Medicine in June 2004, continuing a career that has combined his interests in research, clinical practice and teaching. As Dean, he...

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Eric Velazquez, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE, FAHA

Dr. Velazquez's research interests include the evaluation and management of heart failure, particularly with coronary artery disease; hypertension; valve disease; and cardiovascular...

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Linda Coleman, JD, CIP, CHC, CHRC, CCEP-I

Linda Coleman is the director of the Human Research Protection Program.  In her role, she is responsible for providing administrative and regulatory oversight over the Yale IRBs, RDRC,...

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Allen Hsiao, MD, FAAP

Allen Hsiao, MD, is Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine. In this role, Allen leads a team of physician informaticians responsible for...

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Tesheia Johnson, MBA, MHS

Tesheia Johnson, MBA, MHS, is Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of YCCI and the Associate Director for Clinical Research for Yale School of Medicine, where she provides leadership...