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CAIRHD Launch Invitation

You’re Invited!

The Maryland Center at Bowie State University and the Bowie State University Department of Technology and Security are thrilled to announce the launch of the Center for Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Health Disparities (CAIRHD) – a beacon of hope and innovation that will transform lives and communities! The launch event takes place on Monday, December 4, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Bowie State University in the Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing Beacon Room.

The primary objective of CAIRHD is to propel technology-based economic development and educational advancement in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) to address and ultimately eliminate health disparities. We firmly believe that everyone deserves equal access to quality healthcare and that cutting-edge technologies, like AI, can play a pivotal role in leveling the playing field. The vision of CAIRHD is grand, as we envisage a future where no one’s health is compromised due to socio-economic or geographical barriers. By leveraging the immense potential of AI in healthcare, we intend to develop tailored and precise solutions to tackle the root causes of health disparities that have plagued communities for far too long.

This groundbreaking initiative will revolutionize the intersection of education, entrepreneurship, and healthcare technology. Together, with an unparalleled collaboration from various stakeholders, we are embarking on an extraordinary journey. We are excited to present this event where you will learn how we will lead this transformative initiative through world class education, multi-faceted research, innovative entrepreneurship, engaging multi-stakeholder collaboration, and making a regional impact. Together, we will harness the power of AI, education, and entrepreneurship to dismantle barriers, uplift the marginalized, and create a world where health disparities are nothing but a distant memory. Come prepared to witness the birth of the Center for Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Health Disparities – a testament to our collective dedication to building a brighter, healthier, and more equitable tomorrow!


Dr. Aaron Drew
Senior Enterprise Solutions Architect
Office of Information and Technology

Dr. Drew is concurrently serving as the Technical Director for the Health Environment & Logistics Management Product Line within the Office of Information & Technology.  Previously, Dr. Drew simultaneously served as the Chief Engineer & Chief Architect for the Financial Management Business Transformation Special Program Office (FMBT-SPO) and the Chief Engineer & Chief Architect for the Supply Chain Modernization Program. 

Prior to joining the SCM Product Line and the FMBT Program, Dr. Drew served multiple roles in support of the Chief Information Officer and the Secretary of the VA. As a Senior IT Advisor, Dr. Drew previously supported three of the SECVA’s 12 Breakthrough Priorities (Reducing Veterans Homelessness, Increase Access to Healthcare, and Improve Community Care). Dr. Drew also supported the CIO’s Enterprise Cyber Security Team as the Program Manager for the Security Architecture, Engineering & Design Domain (SAED) Team. 

Dr. Drew is concurrently serving as an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Maryland University College in their Graduate School of Management & Technology and New York University in their Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Dr. Drew also periodically guest lectures at George Mason University in their Graduate School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs. Dr. Drew previously served as an Adjunct Professor with Marymount University in their Graduate School of Business Administration. 

Space is limited! Please RSVP for the event by December 1, 2023.


Driving and Parking Instructions

Directions from the south (Richmond)
Take I-95 N. Take exit I-495 N towards Baltimore. Take exit 19A, US 50 E toward Annapolis. Take exit 11, MD 197 N towards Bowie. Go five miles. Turn right at traffic light at Jericho Park Road into Bowie State University. At the entrance marquee (stop sign), turn right onto Jericho Park Road and continue until Loop Road. Take a left onto Loop road and follow posted signs to Parking Lots N and O.

The Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing (CNSMN) is building 18 on the campus map Upon entering the CNSMN, you will make a left and then another left to enter the Beacon Room.

You may find additional directions to the campus by visiting.