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The UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) brings together collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of stakeholders to improve health in North Carolina communities with a shared commitment to innovation, collaboration and health equity.

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  • Erika Redding in graduation regalia.

    Enjoying the Whirlwind: Congratulations to the New Dr. Erika Redding

    May is an important time of year for all Tar Heels. For many, it means graduation and a close to their time at Carolina. For others, it still means graduation, but their Carolina adventure continues. This is especially true for staff and faculty who work while finishing a degree. Our colleague Erika Redding is in … Read more

  • Aditi Yerra

    Diving Into Research: Meet Aditi Yerra

    At CHER, we welcome team members from all stages of their career. From undergrads to faculty members, researchers go through a lot of steps. When we have the opportunity to support a young researcher, we take our responsibility seriously. We also love to see the future starting right in front of us. One of our … Read more

  • Tara Carr

    Tara Carr, Doing Professional Excellence the Carolina Way

    Each year, the Employee Forum awards Peer Recognition Awards in eight categories. Last year, we were thrilled when Michelle Song won a Professional Excellence award. That thrill is definitely not gone, because this year, Tara Carr is also being awarded for professional excellence. Carr is a Research Program Manager with Abacus Evaluation – the same … Read more

  • Looking Back, Looking Ahead as New IDEAS Project Closes

    When a researcher or a center starts work on a project, there’s often a lot of attention on the new work. Stories might talk about grants or project goals or spotlight researchers and staff. When a project is ending, though, there’s often less attention. It’s not as common to see stories about a study or … Read more

  • Ania Wellere

    “Getting the best of both worlds”: Meet Ania Wellere

      CHER is an interdisciplinary center. We love the range of experiences and expertise in our team. Some team members focus on community outreach. Others support grant writing. In Abacus, we have a fantastic team of evaluators who do everything from survey creation to deep dives into data analytics. That’s a lot of worlds working … Read more