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The Dying of the Vine: U.S. Black Maternal Mortality
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that Black women are more than three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women.

Join us for this installment of our town hall series—This Is Not "Normal": Allyship and Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19—with our panel of experts as they discuss the jarring racial disparities in maternal health and how healthcare systems and professionals can address these systemic racial inequities.

Panelists:

Betty Jean Braxter - Associate Professor, Health Promotion & Development | Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh

Jada Shirriel - Chief Executive Officer, Healthy Start Pittsburgh

Sonya Borrero - Director, Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation | Professor of Medicine; Clinical and Translational Science; and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Moderators:

Katie Pope - Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX, Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh

Paula Davis - Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of Health Sciences Diversity, University of Pittsburgh

May 5, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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