The Department of Medicine (DOM) announces that Julius M. Wilder, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the division of Gastroenterology, chair of the DOM Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-racism Committee, and co-director of the Duke CTSE Community Engaged Research Initiative, will be the featured speaker at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Grand Rounds.
Dr. Wilder will present, "Hepatitis C as a Paradigm for Health Equity and Social Justice at Duke Health." It will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023, at 8 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center and via Zoom.
Wilder earned the first MD, PhD in Medical Sociology in the history of Duke University. Following medical school and graduate school at Duke, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Duke and went on to do a fellowship in gastroenterology and an advanced transplant hepatology also at Duke.
Wilder has tenure-track faculty appointments in Medicine, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and the Duke Department of Sociology (secondary). He serves on the Duke School of Medicine executive admissions committee, Duke School of Medicine Institutional Review Committee, and is the Vice Chief of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the division of Gastroenterology. Wilder also chairs the DOM Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIAR) Committee and serves as Vice Chair of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Public Policy Committee.
Dr. Wilder’s research focuses on racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in several areas including access to liver transplantation, morbidity and mortality in viral hepatitis, access to colon cancer screening and clinical trials in the treatment of viral hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis. He is the principal investigator on multiple clinical trials in gastroenterology, hepatology and transplant hepatology, and he works as gastroenterologist/hepatologist at Duke University and Duke Regional Hospitals.
Dr. Wilder has numerous publications and has won awards for his research in hepatology, GI, and on social determinants of health. He was recently honored as the inaugural recipient of the DREAM Award from Morehouse School of Medicine for his work on disparities in liver disease.