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Research Support Across Projects is Music to Our Ears: Meet Airianne Posey

March 24, 2023

by Melissa Marcus As an advanced research assistant, Airianne Posey supports a wide variety of projects in the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER). Her skills range across projects and programs, and she even knows how to carry a tune. And even this is only a fraction of what Airianne Posey can do. We reached … Continued

Linking Global and Local Public Health: Meet Stephanie Lola

January 31, 2023

by Melissa Marcus Stephanie Lola engages with healthcare on global and local scales through her graduate studies at the Gillings School of Public Health and her work at Center for Health Equity Research (CHER). Get to know Stephanie and her work. Tell us a bit about yourself and what you study. I grew up in … Continued

From Global Scales to Local Impact: Meet Ciera Thomas

November 22, 2022

by Melissa Marcus Ciera Thomas is a recent addition to the Center for Health Equity Research (CHER). Her interest in health equity on both global and local scales drove her to seek out her degree at UNC, and it brought her to CHER to gain experience with her work passion. We chatted with Ciera to … Continued

Online and On the Ground, Andrea Mendoza Champions Engagement, Supports New IDEAS

October 25, 2022

by Melissa Marcus Even though she’s working remotely, Andrea Mendoza doesn’t let that stop her from engaging communities in and out of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER). In her role as Community Engagement Specialist, she partners with communities across the United States to improve community awareness and participation in research. Her work … Continued

Mini Grant, Major Impact

August 16, 2022

What can a mini grant and a small group do to support diversity, equity and inclusion? A lot, when the group of colleagues are headed to the “largest multiracial, intergenerational conference for racial justice advocates.” In mid-July, the UNC School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion announced the first DEI Mini Grants awardees. … Continued