Nephrologist, Professor to Discuss Race and Kidney Disease
Sep 9, 2021
(ST. JOSEPH) – Professionals in medicine, allied health fields, and social work, as well as government leaders and community members are invited to attend a free speaker event, “Controversies in Medicine: Lessons Learned from Using Race to Manage Kidney Disease.”
The event will take place virtually from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 23 and feature keynote speaker, Nwamaka Eneanya, MD, MPH, FASN. Dr. Eneanya is a nephrologist and assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania where she discusses the controversy surrounding the use of race to diagnose and manage kidney disease. She is a clinical investigator with research interests centered on palliative care.
During the presentation, viewers will learn about the decision-making and racial inequalities among patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease. Dr. Eneanya will unpack the impact of structural racism on Black individuals in the United States, the history and pitfalls of miscalculated equations, and the future approaches to defining kidney function without race.
This event is presented by Community Grand Rounds, a collaborative effort between Spectrum Health Lakeland and The Todman Family Foundation which was launched in 2018 to focus on exploring topics of health equity and population health. Preregistration is required by visiting spectrumhealthlakeland.org/cgr