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Other CHER Programs

R or K Grant Workshops

Occurs in Fall Semesters – Alternating between R and K Grant Workshops (annually)

This two-part workshop focuses on preparing and submitting proposals for R awards through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The workshop is designed so that participants have time to work on appropriate parts of their own proposals during the sessions. You will have the opportunity to receive feedback from your peers and from the workshop leader.


Health Equity Summer Intensive (HESI)

Occurs in June (annually)

The Health Equity Summer Intensive (HESI) creates a space for community leaders, health care professionals, and academics from across the state to connect, engage, and learn new tools, innovative methods, and approaches for health equity research.

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Health Equity Research Symposium

The Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium brings together faculty, staff, students, and the community, to highlight and encourage health equity research, encourage strategic planning and partnerships at the UNC School of Medicine, and promote collaboration and networking. This event celebrates the contributions of Dr. Paul Godley to the UNC School of Medicine in health equity research and workforce diversity and inclusion.

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Webinar Series: Communities in Partnership: Ensuring Equity in the Time of COVID-19

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the UNC Center for Health Equity Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have partnered to launch the webinar series, Communities in Partnership: Ensuring Equity in the Time of COVID-19, to highlight the disparate impact of the disease in the most vulnerable communities in our nation.

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CHER Research Summer Program

The CHER Research Summer Program Fellowship (CRSP) is an experiential opportunity for current UNC School of Medicine students to be involved in a community-engaged research project. CHER aims to foster development and implementation of student-led projects aimed at addressing health disparities in North Carolina.

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Co-Sponsored Events (annually)

National Health Equity Research Webcast

National Health Equity Research Webcast at Carolina is an interactive, live-streamed symposium that explores the intersection of health, policy, and diversity.

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Merrimon Lectureship

One of the UNC School of Medicine’s oldest and most prestigious endowed lectureships, the Merrimon Lectureship sponsors an annual event of public lectures and consultations involving a distinguished senior speaker addressing issues in the ethics and history of the health professions. The Center for Bioethics coordinates this lectureship, in collaboration with the UNC School of Medicine Dean’s Office.

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Other Events (one-time events)

Treating COVID-19: What you need to know about treatment options for you, your family, and community

The North Carolina team of the Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities initiative, with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hosted a webinar learn about COVID-19 treatment options and to discuss the differences between the various COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available.


Vaccines are here: Now what? What to expect as vaccines become widely available

The North Carolina team of the Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities initiative, with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hosted a webinar to learn about accurate and current information on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments from both doctors and community members.

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Unwrapping the Truth About COVID-19: Talking Prevention and Treatment with Loved Ones Over the Holidays

The North Carolina team of the Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities initiative with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosted a webinar that provided accurate and current information about COVID-19 vaccines, transmission, and therapeutics.

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Advancing Health Equity Solutions at UNC

During University Research Week as we honored Carmen Samuel-Hodge, RD, PhD, the inaugural winner of the Gillings Health Equity Faculty Research Award.


“Still F***ing Here*: Trans Health After June 2020

In June, new federal regulations interpreted the ban on sex discrimination to exclude discrimination based on gender identity. That same month, the Supreme Court ruled that federal employment anti-discrimination law protects LGBT employees.  Join Ames Simmons and Tonia Poteat as they discuss how these changes at the federal level will impact the day-to-day health and well-being of trans people living in the South.


The Racial Profiling of Black Women During the Pandemic

In light of the national call for racial justice for Breonna Taylor #SayHerName. This call to action focused on unpacking the structural, policy, and systems solutions necessary to address anti-Black violence and its gendered impacts.

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The Racial Profiling of Black Men During the Pandemic

This virtual gathering brought together nationally renowned scholar activists, researchers, and policy advisors to provide insights of the longstanding national problem of racial profiling in cities and towns across the country and raise a call to take action in midst of COVID-19 and killing of #AhmaudArbery and #SeanReed.

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Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health: From Buzzword to Action

A workshop that discussed health equity and the drivers and determinants of health.


Searching for A Cure: Sickle Cell Disease Gene Editing

Vence Bonham examined the principles of fairness and transnational cooperation in the race to develop new curative treatments for sickle cell disease.