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CHER Student Spotlight: Savinna Mangalindan

May 5, 2021

Savinna Mangalindan is a UNC Center for Health Equity Research Communications Assistant. Why is health equity or health equity research important to you? It has become very apparent to us the kinds of disparities that exist in healthcare which quite literally determines the lives of people. I believe that everyone, despite their demographic, how they … Continued

CHER Staff Spotlight: Shikira Thomas

April 14, 2021

Shikira Thomas, MSPH is a UNC Center for Health Equity Research Research Program Manager. Why is health equity or health equity research important to you? Favorable health is a basic right that should be afforded to all, but often is not. Health equity is important because it impacts the survival of so many populations. By … Continued

Brinkley-Rubinstein on the News: March 2021

April 9, 2021

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, CHER Core Faculty and co-founder of COVID Prison Project, is quoted in several national and local news articles published in March addressing COVID-19 in correctional institutions. Click the links below to read more from each of these articles: March 9, 2021 – Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, CHER Core Faculty, was featured in the Fresno Bee … Continued

Corbie-Smith Discuss Vaccine Hesitancy on WRAL’s On The Record

March 13, 2021

March 13, 2021 –  Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, CHER Director, appeared on this past Saturday’s “On The Record” episode with Lena Tillett. Dr. Corbie-Smith appeared on the show along with Dr. Deepak Kumar from North Carolina Central University and Dr. Robin Peace from UNC Health Southeastern. Dr. Corbie-Smith discusses coining the term “vaccine deliberation” as a … Continued

Brinkley-Rubinstein on the News: February 2021

March 2, 2021

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, CHER Core Faculty and co-founder of COVID Prison Project, is quoted in several national and local news articles published in February addressing COVID-19 in correctional institutions. Click the links below to read more from each of these articles: February 14 & 22, 2021 – Over 50% of prison staff in Massachusetts and 35% in North Carolina declined to … Continued

Corbie-Smith on the Antiracism in Medicine Podcast Series

February 25, 2021

February 25, 2021 – “In Episode 6 of the Antiracism in Medicine series, “Racism, Trustworthiness, and the #COVID19 vaccine,” we are joined by two forces in the field of health equity and academic medicine, Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith and Dr. Kimberly Manning, to discuss why the pandemic is the moment to ensure trust in medicine. Learning … Continued

CHER Trainee Spotlight: Zoe Denise Atkinson

February 24, 2021

Zoe Denise Atkinson is a UNC Center for Health Equity Research Undergraduate Research Assistant. Why is health equity or health equity research important to you? Health equity research is critical because I have witnessed the impact of its success in a community. I am a past resident of a community that is closely partnered with … Continued

Kaplan Publishes Op-Ed in the Annals of Family Medicine

January 26, 2021

January 14, 2021 – Ben Kaplan, MPH, UNC CHER student associate and fourth-year medical student at the UNC School of Medicine recently published an op-ed in the Annals of Family Medicine journal. In the article, Ben describes the role of telehealth in increasing healthcare access to communities that have historically faced barriers to healthcare. Ben … Continued

Brinkley-Rubinstein on the News: January 2021

January 5, 2021

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, CHER Core Faculty and co-founder of COVID Prison Project. January 11, 2021 – Dr. Brinkley-Rubinstein is featured in the CNN article, “Jails and prisons were hit hard by Covid-19 and experts say they need to be prioritized for the vaccines.” She mentions that prisons and jails, which have been an epicenter for COVID-19, … Continued