Social epidemiologist Dr. Steven Whitman was known by his loved ones as a "true advocate for social justice." Dr. Whitman played a key role in studying the disparities between blacks and whites for diseases such as breast cancer, diabetes, stroke and childhood asthma. He also founded Chicago's Sinai Urban Health Institute, a place that focused on these differences, and fought to improve the quality of care for those living in underserved communities. He passed away this Sunday. Chief Medical Officer at Rush University Medical Center Dr. David Ansell talks about his friend and the medical legacy he leaves behind.
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