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    Dr. Shakira J. Grant selected for PRIDE, hopes to encourage others to find their purpose

    As an assistant professor in the Divisions of Hematology and Geriatric Medicine, and a board-certified Geriatric-Hematologist, Dr. Shakira J. Grant, MBBS, is no stranger to success, but she has had to overcome many challenges along the way. Now, selected for the 2022 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) cohort, she hopes this … Continued

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    García Receives ISAR’s 2022 Diversity Speaker Award

    J. Victor García-Martinez, PhD, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Director of the International Center for the Advancement of Translational Science was keynote lecturer at the 35th International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR) last month. During the conference he was presented the second 2022 Diversity … Continued

  • April Holidays and Observances

    Spring Has Sprung Throughout many cultures and religions, the season of Spring represents growth, rebirth, and new beginnings. With the new and higher weather, our connection to nature and each other grows stronger. Holidays such as Ramadan, Passover, and Easter are approaching, which leaves us many opportunities to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. April is Cel … Continued

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    Corbie-Smith Contributes to Duke Research Blog About Health Equity

    Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine, contributed to the Duke Research Blog “What are Healthcare Researchers Doing to Address Health Equity.” and Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research contribu She recognizes that while disparities are complex, “they are certainly not unsolvable.” She emphasizes … Continued

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    Corbie-Smith, Fernandez Author Book Highlighting Vital Role of Community Based Change in Achieving Health Equity

    Leading Community Based Changes in the Culture of Health in the US – Experiences in Developing the Team and Impacting the Community is available through IntechOpen, the world’s largest publisher of Open Access books. Co-edited by Claudia S.P. Fernandez, DrPH, and Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, Kenan Distinguished Professor for the Departments of Medicine and Social Medicine, healthcar … Continued

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    Charlot Leads Study Finding Multi-Faceted Intervention Resulted in Timelier Lung Cancer Surgery for Black Patients.

    A detailed analysis by researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative designed to address racial inequities in timing from diagnosis to surgery for lung cancer found that a  multi-faceted intervention resulted in timelier lung cancer surgery for Black patients. The findings appeared Feb. 14, 2022, in the Journal of Clinic … Continued

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    It Takes a Village: Addressing Structural Racism as a Barrier to Health Equity in Kidney Care

    Keisha L. Gibson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and vice chair of diversity and inclusion for the UNC Department of Medicine, is co-author of “It Takes a Village,” an article in the March issue of the ASN’s Kidney News. With more than 37 million people in the United States affected, the article describes chronic kidney disease (CKD) as arguably one of t … Continued

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    March Observances: Women’s History and More

    In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. He stated “…the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well…” Women’s History Month officially began in 1987 and recognizes … Continued

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    Black Health and Wellness Recognized During Black History Month

    In the still overhanging shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic … Black communities must look to the past to provide the light for our future, by embracing the rituals, traditions and healing modalities of our ancestors. These ways of knowing require a decolonization of thought and practice.  (from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History – ASALH) This year’s t … Continued

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    Commemorating MLK, Jr., Remembering the Holocaust, and Celebrating Black History Month

    January 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day UNC’s 2022 MLK, Jr. Celebration includes a campus-wide initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his legacy and his ideals. Carolina began its celebrations of King’s life and legacy long before there was a federal holiday. In fact, UNC is the only university ever awarded the “Making of the King Holiday Award” by the former MLK Fede … Continued