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Hesitancy, Equity, and Transparency: Rolling out the COVID-19 Vaccine

May 6, 2021 – 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

This one-hour discussion is the third in the web forum series Equity in COVID-19: Bridging the Gap Between Public Health and Policy, brought to you by the Public Health Institute and IMPAQ, an affiliate of the American Institutes for Research. The series explores “in-the-news” topics, such as mental health, housing and health outcomes, and environmental health and climate change, and provides actionable insights to address equity issues by translating research into policy and practice. Register Here.


Senior Program Officer, Leadership for Better Health Job Opening

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Senior program officers are professional staff responsible for developing, implementing, and managing RWJF’s initiatives to improve health and health care. Their primary responsibilities include providing intellectual and organizational leadership in designing and implementing new initiatives; evaluating proposals; monitoring programs and grants; learning from program investments and activities; providing mentorship in the development of junior staff; and creating impact through dissemination of knowledge. Learn more and apply.

Call for Stories: Experiencing Racism in Health Care: Stories from Health Care Professionals

We seek stories from health care professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, therapists) from minority groups who have first-hand experience with racism in a health care setting. We are interested in stories that involve conscious or unconscious racially-biased individual behavior, institutional policies, or systems. We want true, personal stories in a form that is interesting and easy to read. Please share this invitation and guide sheet with appropriate individuals. Learn more.

Programs for Doctoral Students conducting Latinx and American Indian/Alaskan Native Research:

Virtual 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop for Doctoral Students who conduct Latinx Research. Apply Here.

Dates: June 2-4, 2021

Application deadline:  Monday, May 3, 2021.

Virtual 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop for Doctoral Students who conduct American Indian/Alaska Native Research. Apply Here.

Dates: June 2-4, 2021

Application deadline:  Monday, May 3, 2021.

These workshops emphasize training in numerous areas including: 1) publishing in peer review journals, 2) writing grant proposals to the NIH, 3) the tenure process, 4) ethical conduct of research, 5) successful mentoring and collaborative relationships, and, most importantly, 6) how to navigate the academy. This workshop is for doctoral students. The primary objectives are on research skill enhancement, career mentoring, and professional development. The majority of the professional development will take place with faculty in small groups.

RADx-UP Program Coordinator Job Opening

Application Deadline: May 5, 2021

The Program Coordinator will provide support to the community engagement efforts of the CDCC and lead the development and implementation of the Equity Evidence Academy (EA) Program, which virtually convenes hundreds of researchers, community partners, CDCC members, and members of the NIH to foster shared understanding of issues related COVID-19 testing, treatment, and prevention in our nation’s vulnerable and underserved populations and to determine collective strategies for action.  The Program Coordinator will contribute vision and direction to the EA Program’s design and implementation, provide oversight and coordination to EA Program administration, assume responsibility for accomplishing program and event objectives on time and within scope, provide supervision to program staff, and support other projects as needed. Learn more and apply.

PRIDE: Summer Training for Underrepresented Junior Faculty

“The PRIDE Summer Institute Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research are now accepting applications. Space is limited for the 2021 mentored summer training programs so apply early!” Learn more and apply.

NC Office of Strategic Partnerships

  • Serve on a NC state board or commission: The NC Boards and Commissions office facilitates appointments to more than 325 statewide boards and commissions. Over 600 appointments expire each year, providing opportunities for North Carolinians statewide to apply to serve or to nominate someone else. Click here for more information on NC Boards and Commissions including details on the application/recommendation and appointment process, vacancies, and more.
  • Public service internships – NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps: The second year of the the NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps is underway. The Response Corps places students in government and nonprofit internships to support COVID-19 response and other efforts. In 2020, there were approximately 130 placements across NC. Click here for information on the Response Corps. Students apply to opportunities using this application form.

Antiracism Student Writing Competition
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) is launching an antiracism student writing competition open to graduate students in any field. Click the link for more information. Apply here.

nal development will take place with faculty in small groups.

Racial Equity Funding Opportunity from NewSchools Venture Fund

Application Deadline: June 4, 2021

“Through this new effort, we will invest up to $1.5 million in innovators of color with bold ideas to advance racial equity in education. We believe that the freedom to thrive is every person’s fundamental right, and that access to a great education, regardless of race or ethnicity, is essential to that freedom. And yet, despite important areas of progress, the promise of an equitable educational opportunity remains unfulfilled. NewSchools is committed to being part of the necessary change and we recognize the need to work on racial equity in a deeper way. Through this funding opportunity, our goal is to help you bring powerful, imaginative ideas to life that reach toward a racially equitable education system. ” Apply Here.

Health Equity Scholars for Action 2021 Call for Proposals
Application Deadline: June 16, 2021
“The Foundation is looking for scholars interested in health, well-being, and equity who have completed a doctoral degree within the last 5 years, and who are researchers with a full-time academic appointment that can lead to tenure, or postdoctoral fellows poised to be in such a position by the start of the program (Dec 1, 2021). We are seeking applicants from groups that are historically underrepresented in research, such as racially minoritized groups; first-generation college graduates; people for whom English is not a native language; people from low-income communities; LGBTQ+ individuals; individuals experiencing disabilities, and others.” Learn more and apply.

BMSF Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program – Application Opened January 4th
Application Deadline: July 2, 2021
“The BMSF DCTCDP is a 2-year program designed to support the career development of early-stage investigator (as defined by NIH) physicians underrepresented in medicine, or physicians who have a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in clinical research, to become independent clinical trial investigators who are engaged in advancing health equity through their research and mentoring. The DCTCDP provides an award for salary support to protect time for all program-related activities.” Apply here.


COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

“Decisions about health, immunization, and new vaccines should never be unduly rushed without thorough investigation. The good news is that the information we need is available.

The Center for Black Health & Equity is proud to partner with The American Lung Association to provide a guide that will help us clarify scientific facts, answer key questions about vaccines, and make well-informed decisions for our health.” Download the toolkit.

COVID-19 Resources for Entrepreneurs

Find information, advice and financial support available from organizations across the region, state and beyond curated by Innovate Carolina.

UNC Research published a COVID-19 funding tracker with research funding opportunities. Resources are found here.