The USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging honors the late Congressman Edward R. Roybal, a visionary leader in establishing aging services and a champion for civil rights and equal justice, at its biennial Edward R. Roybal Memorial Lecture.
This year’s speaker was Carl V. Hill, director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Office of Special Populations. Hill leads the NIA’s efforts in stimulating health disparities research related to aging. He helps to facilitate studies focused on health disparities; supports the development of initiatives to enhance NIA’s research and training efforts targeting underrepresented groups, including minorities and women; provides advice and guidance to senior staff on health research related to special populations; and directs the NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program for early career aging researchers. Read more about the speaker
The honorary co-host of the event was Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard.
The event also featured a presentation of the Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging to Peggye Dilworth-Anderson of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the USC Roybal Institute Community Partnership Award to Elizabeth Jimenez of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation. Read more about the honorees