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May 5, 2021

The Dying of the Vine: U.S. Black Maternal Mortality

Wednesday, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Free

Join the University of Pittsburgh on May 5 for their town hall series event “The Dying of the Vine: U.S. Black Maternal Mortality” to hear from a panel of experts as they discuss racial disparities in maternal health.


This event is a part of the This Is Not “Normal”: Allyship and Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19 town hall series. Participants will hear from a 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 include:

    • 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


To register, complete the online registration form.

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12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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