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Clockwise, from top left: Beka Layton, Alli Schad, Jean Cook, and Debra Ragland.

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UNC Leads Study on Support Needs for Diverse Student Population

Beka Layton, Alli Schad, Jean Cook, and Debra Ragland published a study in eLife on mental health disparities among biomedical graduate and medical students from historically excluded groups. Co-author Jean Cook, PhD, chair of the UNC Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, has been advocating for providing more mental health resources for graduate students for years, especially during her tenure as associate dean of graduate education.