Remarks from Leadership


One of the aspects of Henry Ford Health System that distinguishes us from other health care organizations around the country is the size and scope of our academic program, including both medical education and research. At Henry Ford we are committed to diversity, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it is rooted in our values as an organization and it reflects who we are"

Nancy M. Schlichting
President and CEO
Henry Ford Health System

Dr. Henry Lim, Vice President and Chair of Dermatology and a lead physician researcher in the Multicultural Dermatology Center, along with Dr. Margot LaPointe, Vice President and Director of Research, provided the impetus and support for establishing the Health Disparities Research Collaborative (HDRC).


According to Dr. LaPointe, the HDRC falls within the Research Administration mission, which is "To improve the human condition through excellent basic, clinical and public health research." States Dr. LaPointe, "With our large patient population and its diversity, along with our electronic medical records, HAP pharmacy records and other research resources, HFHS is well positioned to expand its research activities in racial disparities and provide meaningful solutions to care for its diverse patient population."

Dr. Henry Lim and Dr. Margot LaPointe

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