Monica McLemore at Frontiers Conference

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On Thursday, October 13, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Associate Director for Community Engaged Research for the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative in California Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, will speak at The White House Frontiers Conference hosted by President Obama and co-hosted Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh. The event is live streamed and explores the future of innovation in the U.S. as well as around the world. It will include topics inspired by the November issue of WIRED, which will be guest-edited by the President on the theme of “Frontiers,” and will focus on building U.S. capacity in science, technology, innovation and the new technologies, challenges, and goals that will continue to shape our future.

McLemore will speak as part of the Lightning Talks: Patient Perspectives segment with her presentation on “Underserved/Disparities; Partnering to Address Critical Research Questions.” This conference portion highlights the Administration’s efforts to drive innovation in health care. Starting at 8:30 AM EDT / 5:30 AM PDT on Thursday, October 13, McLemore will share the work that she and the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBI) are pursuing.

This is not McLemore’s first work with the White House. In April, she worked with Know Her Truths conference organizer Melissa Harris-Perry, PhD, and 200 scholars across the country to develop the women and girls of color research agenda on behalf of the White House and the newly formed Congressional Caucus on Women and Girls of Color. She specifically spotlighted the community engagement methodology currently being used in UCSF’s PTBI. McLemore will further discuss this work at the Frontiers Conference event.

To learn more, follow the conference live stream and explore highlights on Twitter #WHFrontiers.

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