“The relationship between nursing homes’ racial composition and organizational performance” by Robert Weech-Maldonado, PhD, Professor and L.R. Jordan Endowed Chair in the Department of Health Services Administration, UAB School of Health Professions, was selected as one of the two best translational research abstracts submitted for the 2009 UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium. Dr. Weech-Maldonado presented his research at the symposium, which was held on April 29th in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Weech-Maldonado is a national authority in health disparities, cultural competency tools for healthcare organizations, racial and ethnic differences in patient experiences with care, and long-term care. He joined the UAB faculty in 2009.
The 2009 UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium is organized by the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center. This year’s theme was “The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities.” The Symposium highlights and promotes the research work of undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and faculty researchers in the field of health disparities in three categories – basic sciences research, clinical research and behavioral/community-based researcher.
The Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) is a comprehensive educational, research and service center focused on eliminating health disparities of racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations locally, regionally and nationally. The Center is supported in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (Grant #P60MD000502).