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Health policy

This session focused on local and state-based initiatives and best practices for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities.

Speaker: Dr. Owen Garrick, Sinkler Miller Medical Association

Dr. Owen Garrick is Chief Operating Officer of Bridge Clinical Research. He has overall responsibility for the Clinical Trials and Investigator Training business units. Bridge CRO is the leading company focused on increasing the participation of ethnic minority investigators and patients in industry and institution sponsored clinical trials. He began his business career at Goldman Sachs in New York, functioning as an investment advisor working with private healthcare companies as they sought to grow, raise capital, and perform initial public offerings. Dr. Garrick earned his MD from the Yale School of Medicine and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He holds an AB in Psychology from Princeton University and continues to be an active alumnus, serving on the national fundraising board. Dr. Garrick also serves on several boards. He is the President of the American Medical Association Foundation and serves on the boards of Sutter Health and the New York Blood Center.