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    All Hands On Deck: How GIM is Working to Recognize and Address Racism, to Bring Cultural and Structural Change

    An anti-racism task force is working to create opportunities that will respond to the needs of staff in the division of general medicine following a series of anti-racism forums and surveys. “Hopefully, this can inspire others in the department of medicine to work toward similar activities and believe that it can be done, and done well, despite the COVID restraints we have,” said … Continued

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    Why Should Black Women Participate in Research?

    A new UNC Health video encourages Black women to participate in research and features Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases.  Other featured women include Geraldine Bradshaw, principal of the Institute for the Development of Young Leaders, Alicia Diggs, Office of Community Engagement manager for the Center for AIDS research (CFAR), and … Continued

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    Women’s History Month, Other Observances

    March is Women’s History Month Women’s History Month started in 1987 and recognizes all women for their valuable contributions to history and society. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations to recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Learn how women’s history progressed at UNC, her … Continued

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    Days of Commemoration and Celebrating Black History Month

    January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr., Day UNC’s 2021 MLK Jr. Celebration included 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 Feder … Continued

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    ‘A Little Skeptical:’ Black People Make Up Shrinking Share of COVID-19 Cases in NC – But Is That Stat Deceptive?

    A news report on a data analysis found that black people in North Carolina have accounted for a shrinking share of the total number of VOID-19 cases over the past few months. But while on the surface that seems like a positive development for a community hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic, experts say there are still plenty of reasons for concern. “I hope it’s … Continued

  • ‘Why I’m still alive’: A Patient’s Gratitude, Two Decades Later, Expressed To Dr. Becky White

    In the summer of 2001, Shani Morgan was a few months pregnant and in prison, where she learned that she had HIV. She’d been sent from jail to Bragg Street Women’s Prison in Raleigh for better monitoring and medical treatment. What she remembers most about being treated by her UNC doctor, Becky White, MD, MPH, for HIV that summer is the look on White’s face after she researched th … Continued

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    Carolina to Celebrate MLK Day with Lecture, Banquet

    The University will begin its commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17 with an annual banquet and awards presentation. The celebrations will conclude a week later with a lecture led by the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network. (University Communications, Thursday, January 14th, 2021) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Marti … Continued

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    Disability Awareness and December Days of Observance

    Disability Awareness People with disabilities represent a diverse group with a wide range of needs, and some of these are not easy to see. Disparities abound in this population, from access to health care to education and employment. Many people with disabilities also have underlying health needs that make them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. Unfortunately, people with disab … Continued

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    Diwali, Celebrating the Festival of Lights

    “Pankaj and I love Diwali. It is the Festival of Lights when we spend some time with our family, decorating our house, putting up lights and having good food. To us, Diwali is a time of being grateful for our family, friends and all our blessings.”   Koyal Jain, MD, and Pankaj Jawa, MD Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated by Indians around the world. The five day fes … Continued

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    Gibson Shares Her Perspective On Joining COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

    Long-standing health and social inequalities based on race and ethnicity have put many people at risk of contracting COVID-19. Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, FASN, vice chair for diversity and inclusion in the department of medicine, explains why she joined a COVID-19 clinical trial and why she’s urging others to consider joining the fight.