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  • Holidays & Observances June 2024

    Caribbean American Heritage Month This year marks the seventeenth celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month in the United States. Caribbean American Heritage Month was established to create and disseminate knowledge about the contributions and the significance of Caribbean culture and history in the U.S. The resolution passed the Senate in Feb. 2006 and President George H. … Read more

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    May 2024 Observances and Holidays: Cinco De Mayo, Nurses Week, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May Day (May 1st): An International Worker’s Day that honors the contributions of workers around the world. Cinco de Mayo (May 5th): A holiday to celebrate Mexico’s victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Mother’s Day (May 12th): A day to honor mothers and motherhood. National Nurses Week (May 6th to 12th): A time to celebrate the hard work and dedi … Read more

  • UNC Nephrologists Ensure Black Patients Received Equitable Access to Kidney Transplants

    April is Minority Health Month, a month to raise awareness about the need to reduce health disparities and improve the health of minority communities. The UNC Health Center for Transplant Care team and UNC Health nephrologists recently increased equitable access for the Black community by addressing and fixing a disparity among kidney transplant patients. The UNC Health Center fo … Read more

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    Women’s History Month, Easter and more in the month of March

    National Women’s History Month Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Some of the trailblazing women from the Department include: Dr. Janet Fisher: the first female Professor of Medicine Dr. Ada Adimora: the first African American Professor of Medicine Dr. Keisha Gibson: in 2020, … Read more

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    Black History Month, Lunar New Year, and more in the month of February

    Black History Month Black History Month, celebrated annually in February, is a dedicated time to honor the contributions of African Americans throughout history. Recognizing the struggles, triumphs, and cultural achievements of black individuals, this month serves as an opportunity for education, reflection, and celebration. From trailblazing leaders in civil rights to pioneers i … Read more

  • Abdou, Ivory receive career development awards from the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Program

    Yara Abdou, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Oncology, Dominique Higgins, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurosurgery, and Joannie Ivory, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Oncology, recently received career development awards from the Robert A. Winn Diversity in Clinical Trials Program. The award provides $120,000 annually for two years to advance … Read more

  • November Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month, Dia De Los Muertos, Diwali and More

    National Native American Heritage Month: The Land of Orange County Native American Monument in Hillsborough Long before Chapel Hill was home to the University of North Carolina, Occaneechi, Sissipahaw, Shakori, Haw and Eno Native Americans roamed the land. People of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation still live in the area today. These Native Americans hunted, farmed, held … Read more

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    October Observances: National Disability Employment Awareness Month, LGBTQ History, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month National Disability Employment Awareness Month kicks off Oct. 1, and UNC Health is celebrating by sharing resources and programs all month long. The Diverse Abilities Employees Resource Group is also hosting an event on Oct. 18, focused on how to accommodate teammates with different abilities. LGBTQ History Month Although Pride Month … Read more

  • Dr. Archin Receives Diversity in Science and Excellence Award

    Nancie M. Archin, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, was recently awarded the International Society for Antiviral Research Diversity in Science and Excellence award. Nancie M. Archin, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, recently received t … Read more

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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 … Read more

  • August’s Multicultural Holidays and Observances

    August 1: Lughnasadh, an official Irish holiday, marks the beginning of the harvest season. August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed every year by the United Nations to protect the rights of the globes indigenous population. August 15: In the Catholic religion, Feast of the Assumption commemorates the Virgin Mary’s body ascending into Heaven to mee … Read more

  • July Observances Shine Light on Wellness, Freedom

    July Observances Social Wellness Month: July is recognized as a time to break out of your bubble. During Social Wellness Month individuals are encouraged to meet new people and participate in activities outside their comfort zone. Learn about how you can increase your health and wellbeing through socializing. Independence Day: July 4th is a US federal holiday that celebrates the … Read more