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Many Experiences, One Passion: Meet Caroline Taheri

February 21, 2024

by Abby Arcuri Learning about the paths that brought CHER members to the center is a great way to get to know each other. Find out more about the path of a new member, Caroline Taheri. Taheri’s journey involves one summer when she watched 98 movies in only 65 days. Then, more of her experiences … Read more

New Adventures in Health Equity and Travel: Meet Jonathan Smith

January 24, 2024

by Abby Arcuri New members of CHER come in with various backgrounds. One new member is Jonathan Smith, an MPH student at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Smith is open to new experiences. He hopes to learn ways of applying health equity in clinical practice, and he recently tried out a new water … Read more

A Passion for Health Equity (and Gluten-Free Baking): Meet Caroline Hays

January 3, 2024

by Abby Arcuri Getting to know fellow CHER members is important. Caroline Hays, a new employee, brings her skills and values to the team. Hays previously worked as a nurse, but other interests she had are what brought her to CHER. Plus, she’s a great gluten-free baker. Read about Hays’ path to CHER and her … Read more

“Worry Less” and 3 More Tips for Conference First-Timers, from a CHER First-Timer

December 1, 2023

by Abby Arcuri This November, CHER team members attended the 2023 American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo. One attendee was Taylor Baldwin, an Evaluation Research Assistant at CHER. This marked her first time at a conference. She shared her experience and some advice for other first-timers. Prepare More, Worry Less Leading up … Read more

Building Homes, Packing Produce: CHER Tar Heels Serve the Community

December 1, 2023

by Abby Arcuri This November, CHER members came together at two community service events. Some members shared their experiences at these events and told us how they showed up for Habitat for Humanity of Durham and Farmer Foodshare. Thirteen CHER team members came together recently to volunteer in the Chapel Hill area. The two events … Read more

Evaluation in Her Work, Advocacy in Her Bones: Meet Bianka Reese

November 7, 2023

by Abby Arcuri At CHER, we always enjoy welcoming a new team member and learning about their experiences. One of the newest members is Bianka Reese. As Bianka performs evaluations on CHER’s programs, she is also motivated by her sister to advocate for donating stem cells. Read about how Bianka assists with and develops CHER’s … Read more

Spotlighting Health Equity Research During University Research Week

November 7, 2023

by Abby Arcuri During University Research Week, CHER hosted two events spotlighting health equity research. With many participants joining in person and virtually, we were able to spread information regarding our missions and ongoing projects. Staff Voices To kick off the week on October 23, 2023, CHER held a panel on “The Many Roles of … Read more

Supporting Research, Creating Accessible Solutions: Meet Samantha Hoelzer

October 11, 2023

  by Abby Arcuri Learning about the people behind our research is important to us at CHER. Behind some of our projects is Samantha Hoelzer. From being a researcher in translational science projects to being a frequent book reader, she brings a new perspective to our work. Read about how Samantha supports our researchers while … Read more