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
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In a recent interview, Tonia Poteat spoke with Bakita Kasadha of TheBodyPro about the possible impacts of the June 24, 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision. Poteat shared her initial reaction to the ruling and shared insights about the possible impacts on multiple groups, including transgender people and healthcare providers. Asked … Continued
Giselle Corbie, M.D., M.Sc., CHER director, and Claudia Fernandez, DrPH, M.S., R.D., LDN, co-direct the Clinical Scholars program. Clinical Scholars is a national leadership program for experienced healthcare providers advancing health equity. In a new article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Corbie, Gaurav Dave, M.D., DrPH, MPH, Abacus Evaluation director, and colleagues shared … Continued
Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., MPH, PA-C, CHER Core Faculty, was quoted in the American Heart Association news article “Why the world of LGBTQ health doesn’t fit under a single label.” The article discusses the differences – and similarities – in health care concerns for LGBTQ people. Poteat emphasized that some issues do seem to impact all … Continued
Jada Brooks, Ph.D., MPSH, R.N., FAAN, CHER Associate, was in the recent list of newly named distinguished professors at UNC. Brooks is the Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Term Scholar, effective from November 2021. An associate professor in the School of Nursing, Brooks’ work focuses on promoting environmental health equity for American Indian women. The Carol … Continued
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.
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.
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
Tonia Poteat, CHER Core Faculty, and colleagues have published research on transgender women’s intervention preferences for addressing HIV vulnerability determinants. According to Poteat et al., “[t]ransgender women in the United States (U.S.) experience a disproportionate burden of HIV infection and challenges to engagement in HIV prevention and care.” Citing a CDC meta-analysis, the authors highlight … Continued
Tonia Poteat, CHER Core Faculty, and colleagues have published research on delays in breast cancer care by race and sexual orientation. While “breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women…not all women face the same risk” from breast cancer. Amid declining overall deaths from breast cancer, Black women have a death … Continued