Best Wishes to Dr. Alex Adams!

CCHE sends warmest wishes & a fond farewell to former Center director, Dr. Alexandra Adams! Dr. Adams announced this spring that she has accepted a faculty position with Montana State University and will serve as Director of the new Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIHRE) funded by NIH. This allows Dr. AdamsContinue reading “Best Wishes to Dr. Alex Adams!”

Minority Health Month Twitter Chat

Throughout National Minority Health Month the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIHMD) has posed a question to their social media followers: How can the public health community increase minority participation in clinical research? On Wednesday, April 27th at 1pm Central Time, NIMHD, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office ofContinue reading “Minority Health Month Twitter Chat”

Congratulations to HELI Alum Dr. Earlise Ward!

CCHE is excited to congratulate HELI 2010 alumna Earlise Ward, PhD, on her recently appointed role as interim Associate Dean of Academic Programs & Education Innovation in the UW-Madison School of Nursing! Dr. Ward has held a faculty researcher appointment with CCHE since 2012, serving as faculty director for our annual Health Equity Leadership InstituteContinue reading “Congratulations to HELI Alum Dr. Earlise Ward!”

Yancey/Edgley Conference Assistance Award

HELI 2015 Alum Anuli Njoku, DrPH, MPH, has alerted us to an excellent resource that we want to share with all our health equity colleagues & affiliates! The Dr. Yancey/Edgley Fellowship’s Conference Assistance Award provides up to $750 in reimbursement for students, professionals, and junior faculty from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups seeking to: (1) present at healthContinue reading “Yancey/Edgley Conference Assistance Award”

HELI alumni at APHA Conference!

Many HELI scholars are presenting and collaborating on various sessions at the American Public Health Association (APHA) Conference going on in New Orleans, LA this week! HELI alumni are presenting Monday thru Wednesday at the Conference and our compiled list of sessions not to miss is available here: APHA 2014 HELI alum presentation (PDF) ALSO, CCHE isContinue reading “HELI alumni at APHA Conference!”

Assistant/Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences with a focus in Maternal and Child Health Opportunity at UIC

The Maternal and Child Health Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health has an opening for a tenure track faculty member. Please see the position notice form, including instructions for applying, here: Position Notice Form (PDF) For fullest consideration please apply by November 30, 2014. The anticipated start date isContinue reading “Assistant/Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences with a focus in Maternal and Child Health Opportunity at UIC”

Recent Publication by 2012 HELI Alum Dr. Natasha Brown!

The Center would like to alert you to a recent publication by 2012 HELI Scholar Dr. Natasha Brown. This is the first publication from Natasha’s dissertation so congratulations are in order! The publication, “It’s Like Big Mama’s House”: Examining Extended Family Influences on the Dietary Behaviors of African American Children, is available via Taylor &Continue reading “Recent Publication by 2012 HELI Alum Dr. Natasha Brown!”

Congratulations to Dr. Randy Brown!

The Center is delighted to congratulate 2011 HELI Alum Dr. Randall Brown on his promotion to Associate Professor with tenure by the University of Wisconsin Social Studies Divisional Committee! Read more about Dr. Brown’s background and research interests in his Department of Family Medicine directory page, here. Congratulations, Randy!

HELI-2011 alum, Chidi Obasi MD MS PhD, seeking immediate research opportunity in health disparity/health equity research

Dr. Chidi Obasi recently contacted the Center about assistance with alerting HELI alum about his employment search – his academic interests include health disparities, public health and preventive medicine. His work has focused on developing research instruments and complementary medicine useful in evaluating the severity of acute respiratory infections in communities. He recently completed aContinue reading “HELI-2011 alum, Chidi Obasi MD MS PhD, seeking immediate research opportunity in health disparity/health equity research”