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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

Studying Health, Communicating Health: Meet Abby Arcuri

September 13, 2023

by Abby Arcuri This fall, we’re welcoming an undergraduate student to our communications team, and we’re excited to have her help share the story of CHER. As an undergrad with goals of studying health equity, Abby Arcuri is excited to join our team at CHER. She is eager to learn and can’t wait to get … Read more

Paving the Way for Successful Research: Meet Mary Wolfe McKinley

August 31, 2023

CHER benefits from colleagues who’ve traveled different paths. And sometimes, the path to CHER includes learning all about smoothing the paths of others. Our research director knows all about way-finding: she’s found her way through park trails, urban environments and research in higher ed. Get to know Mary and how she’s paving the way for … Read more

Centering Communities, Sharing Expertise: CHER Presenters Share HERI Previews

August 31, 2023

The 2023 Health Equity Research Intensive (HERI) is coming soon! HERI helps participants build the skills they need to do research with an equity lens. The program offers a variety of sessions over multiple days. Some sessions are foundational, helping researchers prepare their soil and sow seeds. Some present applications so researchers can grow and … Read more