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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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  • Tonia Poteat in Medical News Today on HIV Prevention for Trans Individuals

    Tonia Poteat, CHER Core Faculty, was quoted at length in a recent Medical News Today piece. Poteat shared insights on HIV prevalence and prevention among trans people. As a key point, Poteat emphasized that other needs often “‘take precedence over HIV’.” She cited the “‘well-documented’” association between HIV vulnerability and interactions with criminal legal systems.

  • A group of women in masks wave from under a temporary shelter

    DCRI, UNC CHER and Partners Launch Free Testing Project to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

    November 29, 2021 – The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), Center for Health Equity Research at UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC-CHER), and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) today announced plans to deliver their You & Me COVID-Free testing project in Merced County, Calif., in partnership with United Way.

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    Giselle Corbie Co-Authors Opinion on Data Inclusivity

    Giselle Corbie, CHER Director, has co-authored an opinion piece for STAT with Warren Kibbe of the Duke Cancer Institute, calling for engaging communities “around how and why data affect them.” Kibbe and Corbie-Smith explain the origins and negative impacts of data collection that overlooks or omits Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities. The … Continued


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Clinical Scholars

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Led by Giselle Corbie and Claudia Fernandez, Clinical Scholars is a national leadership opportunity for clinically active healthcare providers spanning a range of disciplines.

Working together in inter-professional teams, participants complete intensive learning, mentoring and networking opportunities to lead transformative change, centered on health equity, in their communities..