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  • October Holidays and Observances: LGBTQ History, Yom Kippur and Diwali

    Many historical and religious observances and holidays are celebrated during October. It is a time to educate ourselves about the cultures and events that are close to our friends, family and community members. LGBTQ History Month Although Pride Month is recognized in June, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) History Month gets the spotlight in Octob … Continued

  • LGBTQ-Pride-Month

    UNC Health Sponsoring Pride Parade Celebration

    Pride: Durham, NC 2022 UNC Health is a sponsor of this year’s Pride celebration. On September 24, you can celebrate and support the LGBTQ community. There will be a parade, festival and concert in Durham. The annual event brings family, love, pride and activism to the area. Parade 10:30- 12:30am at Duke East Campus Festival 12-4pm at Duke East Campus Concert 5-8PM Durham Central … Continued

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    Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month

    It’s almost time to kick off Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month celebrations. The month long observance spans from September 15 to October 15 and highlights the cultures, histories and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Sept. 15 is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. One day later Mexico celebrates their ind … Continued

  • August Holidays and Observances

    A variety of multicultural holidays, cultural events and awareness dates are recognized throughout the month of August. Following is a list of observances. August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples raises awareness of the needs of these population groups, including their health needs. August 13: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The aim is to raise awareness about … Continued

  • Recognizing Barriers Black, Indigenous, People of Color Face Regarding Mental Health Treatment, Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    The month of July recognizes the unique challenges specific communities in our country face. We have made strides to provide equal access to mental health treatment for minorities. However, barriers still exist. Over the last decade, policy changes have given Americans with disabilities more opportunities but some issues have yet to be solved.  Black, Indigenous, People of Color … Continued

  • A Time to Celebrate Love and Equity

    June is a month full of festivities and events commemorating love, equity, and liberty. While many of these holidays and observances are based on historical events, they also emphasize the idea that there is still work to be done in the present and the future. LGBTQ+ Pride Month Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year i … Continued

  • How Ageism Impacts Us All

    Every year, each one of us adds one more candle to the birthday cake. This additional year brings new experiences and goals. However, how we think about our age and how others perceive that number can impact our health. Ageism refers to the stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination towards oneself and others based on age. It affects everyone. According to the World Health Organiz … Continued

  • May Holidays and Observances: Recognizing Centuries of Historical and Cultural Contributions

    May recognizes the centuries of historical and cultural contributions various ethnic groups have made in the United States. From medical discoveries to work done on the first transcontinental railroad, these communities have helped shape America. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders have enriched America’s history and cultu … Continued

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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