Save the Date for HELI 2020!

We are pleased to announce that our next Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI) will take place on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26, 2020 in Madison, WI. 2020 is our 10 year anniversary, and instead of hosting our weeklong Institute, we will host a two-day anniversary conference celebrating 10 years of the evolution of... Continue Reading →

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New Position for HELI Alumna Dr. Quirós-Alcalá

Congratulations to HELI 2016 Alumna Dr. Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá! Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, PhD, recently joined the faculty in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. She will retain her University of Maryland School of Public Health affiliation as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the... Continue Reading →

Congrats to HELI Alumna Dr. Saria Lofton

Congratulations to HELI 2016 alumna Saria Lofton, PhD, RN, on her 2019 diversity supplement award from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)! In 2017, Dr. Lofton was awarded a two-year NIH supplement, through NINR, under the R01 “Community-Based Implementation Model for HIV Prevention and Testing in Malawi” PI: Kathleen F. Norr, supporting diversity of... Continue Reading →

Congrats to HELI Alumna Dr. Jamila Kwarteng

Congratulations to HELI 2018 alumna Jamila Kwarteng, PhD, on her recent pilot award! Dr. Kwarteng has received $30,000 in pilot funding to support her community-engaged project entitled, “African American Cancer Survivor Network: Building Community among African American Cancer Survivors.” The award is an internal grant funded by the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and... Continue Reading →

Faculty Opportunity at University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is seeking Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors for tenure track, full time positions in the newly established Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) in the College of Medicine. They seek health equity researchers with a dynamic, productive research agenda that aims to eliminate inequities in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity,... Continue Reading →

Congrats to HELI Alumna Dr. Maria Mora Pinzon

We are pleased to congratulate HELI 2018 alumna Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, on her selection to participate as an emerging scholar in the scientific training program, Interdisciplinary Aging Research to Address Health Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD)! Funded by the National Institute on Aging, the two-year program supports 10 emerging scholars from... Continue Reading →

Congrats to HELI Alumna Dr. Cher Dallal

Congratulations to HELI 2018 Alumna Dr. Cher Dallal on her promotion with tenure! Cher Dallal, MPH, PhD, was promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland School of Public Health effective August 23, 2019. Moving forward, her research program will continue to focus on the biobehavioral mechanisms... Continue Reading →

Congrats to HELI Alumna Dr. Anuli Njoku

Congratulations to HELI 2015 alumna Dr. Anuli Njoku! Anuli Njoku, DrPH, MPH, was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Dental Hygiene and Public Health in the College of Health Professions at Ferris State University. She is very grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in HELI and for the valuable support... Continue Reading →

Congrats to HELI Alumna Dr. Kristine Molina

Congratulations to HELI 2015 Alumna Dr. Kristine Molina! Kristine Molina, PhD, joined the faculty in the Department of Psychological Science in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine as an Associate Professor on July 1st, 2019. As Director of the Research on Equity and Advancement of Latinxs (REAL) Lab, she looks... Continue Reading →

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