• HELI 2016 – June 12-17, 2016 – Madison, WI

Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Ashley Munger!

We’re delighted to congratulate HELI 2016 alum Ashley Munger, PhD, on her recent grant award! California State University, Los Angeles has been awarded a $16.6 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Services to promote dental health among underserved populations in Los Angeles. Cal State LA is one of 15 recipients of the Local Dental … Continue reading

New Publication by 2015 & 2016 HELI Alumni!

We’d like to share a recently published article by by HELI 2015 alum Anuli Njoku, DrPH, MPH, and HELI 2016 alum Fathima Wakeel, PhD, MPH. “Developing a Learner-Centered Curriculum for a Rural Public Health Program” is published in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. A PDF of the article is available … Continue reading

Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá!

Congratulations to Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá, PhD, one of our HELI 2016 alumni, on her recent K01 grant award from the NIH! Dr. Quirós-Alcalá is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland, College Park. She is a HELI 2016 alum and her K01 that was recently … Continue reading

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PCORI Addressing Disparities Funding Opportunity

The Center would like to alert you to a PCORI funding announcement addressing disparities ~ The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) invites applications for clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER) designed to evaluate and compare interventions intended to reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health care. Patients, caregivers, and clinicians often lack the appropriate evidence required … Continue reading

Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges!

Congratulations to 2015 HELI alum Devon Payne-Sturges, DrPH, MPH, on her recent Fulbright Senior Specialist Award! Dr. Payne-Sturges is an Assistant Professor in Applied Environmental Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Fulbright Specialist Program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to … Continue reading

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Congrats to HELI Alumni Dr. Valdez & Dr. Ward!

We are delighted to congratulate two HELI alumni & instructors on their recent pilot grant awards from the UW-Madison Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (ICTR) ~ Carmen Valdez, PhD, Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology in the School of Education, HELI 2012, has secured an ICTR Dissemination & Implementation Research Award of $150,000 for 18 … Continue reading

New Health Equity Leadership Institute Publication!

We are proud & excited to share a brand new publication discussing our successful model for the Health Equity Leadership Institute! ‘The Health Equity Leadership institute (HELI): Developing workforce capacity for health disparities research,’ is published as an Education Special Communication in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, available online as of June 19, … Continue reading

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Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Summer Intensive

CCHE would like to alert you to the Community Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) Summer Intensive and inaugural session of Structural Inequality: An On the Ground View coming up August 1-2, 2017 in Durham, NC. The Summer Intensive is intended as a major step in what CCPH Executive Director Alan Richmond hopes will be a … Continue reading

Follow us on Twitter!

Shout out to our Twitter feed! If you don’t already, give @UWCCHE & @umdhealthequity a follow on Twitter. We often share news, events, resources, & FYIs more frequently there than we actually post on the HELI blog page. Content includes information relevant for HELI folks plus our UW-Madison Collaborative Center for Health Equity and the … Continue reading

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NIH Director’s Early Independence Award

CCHE would like to alert you to the opportunities available via the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award ~ The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5 mechanism), established in 2010, accelerates the entry of exceptional junior investigators (within 15 months after or 12 months before receiving their terminal research degree or completing medical residency) into positions of … Continue reading

Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Alvin Thomas!

CCHE is pleased to congratulate HELI 2016 alum Alvin Thomas, PhD, on his acceptance to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Connections Eleventh Bi-Annual Symposium taking place at the University of Massachusetts Boston on July 12-13th! Dr. Thomas is Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Diversity & Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Palo … Continue reading

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity at MUSC in Charleston, SC

The Division of Global and Community Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina is seeking another highly motivated post-doctoral research associate for a federally funded study to evaluate a school-based asthma intervention and other school- and community-based research projects. The postdoctoral research associate will be responsible … Continue reading

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Congrats to HELI Faculty Dr. James Butler III & Dr. Craig Fryer!

We are thrilled to congratulate two long-time friends and HELI faculty from University of Maryland at College Park on their recent promotions and tenure ~ James Butler III, DrPH, MEd, and Craig S. Fryer, DrPH, MPH, have both been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health in the … Continue reading

Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunity at Medical University of South Carolina

The Division of Global and Community Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina located in Charleston, SC, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Division is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate for federally funded school- and community-based research projects pertaining to mental health, disruptive … Continue reading

Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Charles Rogers!

We are delighted to congratulate HELI 2016 alum Charles Rogers, PhD, MPH, on his recent acceptance into the two-week Summer Institute on Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) and the year-round RISE program! This program is part of the Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE), a national research and … Continue reading

UNC Chapel Hill Post-Doc Opportunity

HELI 2011 alum Dr. Tisha Felder shared the below Postdoctoral Research Associate opportunity as an FYI for HELI folks ~ The University of North Carolina seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a study provider communication about HPV vaccine concerns. Our research group works in the Health Cognition and Behavior Lab, led by Dr. Noel Brewer. … Continue reading

Congrats to HELI Alum Dr. Óscar Gil-García!

CCHE is pleased to congratulate HELI 2016 alum Óscar F. Gil-García, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, College of Community and Public Affairs, at Binghamton University, State University of New York, on a recent intramural grant award! The award will support his project titled, “Fremont High School: A case study of the health and … Continue reading

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Congrats HELI 2016 Alumnae Dr. Amutah & Dr. Lor!

We are excited to congratulate two HELI 2016 alumni on some recent transitions ~ Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH, CHES, has accepted a position at Tufts University in the School of Medicine, Department of Public Health & Community Medicine as an Associate Professor of Health Equity & Health Disparities. She will finish up the academic … Continue reading

Angela Byars-Winston and Sandra Quinn Mentoring Video on iBiology

Familiar HELI Faces Featured in New iBiology Mentoring Videos!

Check out the new videos shared by iBiology featuring our HELI & National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) colleagues Dr. Sandra Crouse Quinn and Dr. Angela Byars-Winston! In these videos, Drs. Quinn and Byars-Winston highlight how racism and lack of cultural awareness in mentoring impact diverse trainees. They discuss the benefits of culturally-aware mentor training practices … Continue reading

Apply Now for the NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute!

CCHE encourages you to APPLY to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) taking place August 14-18, 2017! The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. … Continue reading

UW Native American Center for Health Professions Director Opportunity

The Center would like to share a leadership opportunity working with our colleagues in the UW Native American Center for Health Professions ~ The Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking a new Director! The Director will work collaboratively with the Assistant Director and … Continue reading

Surviving and Thriving in Academia: A Guide for Members of Marginalized Groups

Included below is the updated third edition of ‘Surviving and Thriving in Academia: A Guide for Members of Marginalized Groups.’ The survival guide to academia for women and members of marginalized groups is an updated and revised edition of a guide first published in 1992 by the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Women in … Continue reading

Save the Date: April 5 Early Career Investigator Lecture series

We’d like to alert you to the second annual National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Early Career Investigator Lecture Series coming up on April 5, 2017 ~ The event is intended to introduce undergraduate students to cutting-edge science while inspiring them to pursue biomedical research careers. The event is as much a scientific talk … Continue reading

Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity Opportunity

CCHE would like to share a program opportunity brought to our attention via colleagues in the Milwaukee Evaluation network ~ Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD)  is a program of Expanding the Bench®, a race and ethnicity equity and inclusion initiative led by the Research, Evaluation, Evidence and Data (REED) Unit of The Annie … Continue reading

Open NRMN Grant Writing Coaching Groups

CCHE would like to alert you to THREE National Research Mentoring Network coaching groups open for applications! NRMN P3 Cohort 5 – Proposal Preparation Program WHO: Researchers who are ready to write at program start, preparing a new or resubmitting a revised NIH K- or R-series proposal with an NIH deadline of January-March 2018 WHERE: University of Minnesota Twin … Continue reading

Seventeenth Annual Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials, June 9-20th

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), will hold the Seventeenth Annual Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials on July 9-20, 2017, in Warrenton, Virginia. The program provides a thorough grounding in the conduct of randomized clinical trials to researchers … Continue reading

Save the Date: 2017 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

CCHE encourages you to Save-the-Date for the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) taking place August 14-18, 2017! The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health … Continue reading

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Call for Applications

CCHE would like to share the 2017 Call for Applications for the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program. The application site is scheduled to go live at 9am today (Feb. 1) ~ The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, formerly known as the Minority Medical Faculty Development Program, was … Continue reading

HELI 2017 Program News

UW-Madison will not host an annual Health Equity Leadership Institute in June 2017. We do anticipate hosting a Fall 2017 ‘booster’ program for HELI Alum, potentially in conjunction with our colleagues in the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). Calendar events are evolving and we will share details as soon as they are available. HELI is … Continue reading

Thank you to the HELI 2016 Scholars!

The HELI Team from UW-Madison and the University of Maryland were delighted to host our 7th annual Health Equity Leadership Institute June 12-17, 2016 in Madison, WI. We congratulate the Class of 2016 on joining the network of exceptional HELI Scholar alumni and thank them for experiencing the ‘special sauce’ with us. HAPPY SUMMER!!! *Not … Continue reading