Seay Lecture: Joyce Balls-Berry (Mayo Clinic), Carl Hill (National Institute on Aging)

October 9, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eric P. Newman Education Center Auditorium (EPNEC; Medical Campus)

Joyce Balls-Berry: “Silent Voices: Increasing Minority Engagement in Alzheimer Disease Research”
Carl Hill: “Diversity in Clinical Trial Recruitment: Intention, Omission and the Silence”

NOTE time and location

The Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) is pleased to announce the 13th Norman R. Seay Lecture and an accompanying Workshop, entitled “African American Participation in Alzheimer Disease Research:  Effective Strategies”. There is no fee to attend these events. 

13th Annual Norman R. Seay Lecture 

The Seay Lecture is named after Mr. Norman R. Seay, a recognized civil rights leader both nationally and in his home town of Saint Louis. It is the first lecture named for an African American at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. John C. Morris inaugurated the annual Norman R. Seay Lecture in 2006 when Mr. Seay stepped down as the inaugural chair of the Knight ADRC African American Advisory Board, though he remains an active member of the board. In its 13th year, the Seay lecture serves as an important platform to educate both the academic and lay communities about research relevant to African Americans and Alzheimer disease.

In 2018, we will have two Seay Lecturers. Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Mayo Clinic, is a psychiatric epidemiologist and health educator. Her primary research focus is evaluating the application of community-engaged research principles in diverse populations. Carl Hill, PhD, MPH, Director of the Office of Special Populations at the National Institute on Aging, is a leading advocate for efforts to address health disparities in biomedical research and its workforce.

Reception to follow the keynote presentations.

For inquiries contact Jennifer Phillips.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Workshop:  African American Participation in AD Research:  Effective Strategies

Registration is now open at:

For inquiries contact Jennifer Phillips.