May 14, 2012
|May 14, 2012|
If you have news, information, events, and research findings pertaining to health disparities, we want to know about it. We also welcome you to share your research as part of our Health Disparities Seminar Series. Please send information to Herleesha Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 919-843-3539. Please forward your announcements by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements are sent out before COB on Mondays.
MAY IS STROKE AWARENESS MONTH
UNC study shows potential to revive abandoned cancer drug by nanoparticle drug delivery
A team of UNC researchers developed nanoparticle carriers to successfully deliver therapeutic doses of a cancer drug that had previously failed clinical development due to pharmacologic challenges.Read more.
Black Children Less Likely to Get Pain Meds in ER – ABC News
Black children seen in the emergency department for abdominal pain are less likely to receive pain medication than white children, according to a new study.The research, which also found that black and Hispanic children were more likely to experience an ER stay longer than six hours compared to white children — even when the same tests were ordered — raises questions on how race may affect hospital care when it comes to the youngest patients.
Hematologic malignancies rapidly increasing and unaddressed in sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a growing cancer burden, and hematologic malignancies account for almost 10 percent of cancer deaths in the region. In the United States and other resource-rich settings, patients with diseases such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma have benefited from treatment advances that have resulted in unprecedented rates of long-term control.
Source: UNC School of Medicine, Vital Signs
Hiding emotions may exacerbate depression among black men who confront racial discrimination
Enduring subtle, insidious acts of racial discrimination is enough to depress anyone, but African-American men who believe that they should respond to stress with stoicism and emotional control experience more depression symptoms, according to new findings from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The study, “Taking It Like a Man: Masculine Role Norms as Moderators of the Racial Discrimination-Depressive Symptoms Association Among African-American Men,” was published online March 8 in the American Journal of Public Health.
Source: UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, News & Events
Two-decade decline: Rate of heart attack falls among black and white adults
The incidence of heart attack among blacks and whites has dropped significantly over the past two decades, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.The study, published online and scheduled to appear in the April 17 issue of Circulation, The Journal of the American Heart Association, analyzed nearly 31,000 fatal and non-fatal heart attacks among 396,000 adults in four communities in the United States from 1987 to 2008. The individuals, black and white men and women, were ages 35 to 74. Using a specially-designed mathematical model, the research team accounted for changes in the clinical definition of heart attacks that have occurred over the past 22 years. Through those adjustments, the team identified the occurrence of heart attack is, in fact, declining.
“There’s a battle for better health going on in poor neighborhoods across the country, and part of that battle involves getting people living in so-called food deserts access to healthy food.” ***NEW***
Source: UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, News & Events
The UNC ECHO Program e-bulletin will move to a biweekly summer schedule ***NEW***
The UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research is fostering collaboration among partner institutions
The newly established UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities (CDTR) recently brought together institutional partners and diabetes researchers to foster collaboration during its first annual meeting.
Currently, 1 in 9 adults in the U.S. (about 26.4 million) has Type 2 diabetes. Projections suggest that 1 in 3 people may have the condition by 2050. Diabetes-related annual costs are currently $174 billion and may increase to $336 billion by 2034. Unfortunately, poor, minority and rural populations with limited access to health care suffer disproportionately. Especially in North Carolina, African-American, Hispanic and Native-American populations have a higher rate of diabetes and related complications.
April 13, 2012, Houston, Texas. As we celebrate National Minority Health Month, renowned surgeon and Healthcare Leader, Dr. Harold Freeman and national Latina advocate, Venus Ginés, agreed to partner in promoting a call to action and unity for a culturally competent healthcare system in the regions, state and local offices of minority health, community health centers, faith-based and community-based organizations, who are committed to reducing health disparities.To celebrate HHS’s theme of “Health Equity Can’t Wait. Act Now in Your CommUNITY,” Dr Freeman and Venus Ginés will create a combined national navigator training program, culturally and linguistically proficient for all Promotores/Community Health Workers and Patient Navigators, which also includes education on the Affordable Care Act. Navi4Health™ will conduct the evaluation.
For 20 years, Dr Freeman has pioneered a patient navigation concept for the purpose of eliminating barriers to timely cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. The frequently encountered barriers that may be eliminated through patient navigation are financial barriers (including uninsured and under insured); communication barriers (such as lack of understanding, language/cultural); medical system barriers (fragmented medical system, missed appointments, lost results); psychological barriers (such as fear and distrust); and other barriers (such as transportation and need for child care). Dr Freeman’s Patient Navigation Institute is world renowned. “This combined effort will eliminate barriers to timely diagnosis and treatment for low income and diverse populations,” stated Dr. Harold Freeman.
Since 1997, Día de la Mujer Latina (DML), a 501 C3 national Latina health & wellness grassroots organization, has been celebrating its signature health fiestas offering early detection screening to breast and cervical cancer plus other health challenges, i.e. diabetes, hypertension, obesity and HIV, annually in thirty nine states and Puerto Rico with a complimentary training program for Promotores /Community Health Workers. Today, DML has trained over 500 Promotores and served nearly 74,000 clients. DML became the 1st Latina CBO approved as State Sponsored Certification Training Program providing the 160 Hour bi-lingual P/CHW training throughout Texas. DML Promotores, both male and female, are respected, trustworthy community members whose knowledge and relationships in their neighborhoods enable them to deliver one-on one health education and patient navigation.
“Our mission is to motive, inform, navigate and empower communities at-risk in a culturally and linguistically proficient manner. DML’s programs promote the benefits of prevention and preparedness, stated DML’s CEO/Founder, Venus Ginés.
For further information on DML and its training program, please visit: diadelamujerlatina.org or call 281-489-1111.
• Describing an issue quantitatively and presenting data effectively
• Identifying how to use data to develop program or policy decisions
To register or learn more about the upcoming Public Health Data 101 Course, a component of the Continuing Education Program in Public Health Practice, please visit: http://mysph.sc.edu. Space is limited to 25-30 students per class.
To view flyer, click here.
Co-sponsored by: The Partnership Project, Inc. & Providence Baptist Church
Location: United Church of Chapel Hill 1321 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Invitation: Anyone interested in undoing racism in the United StatesTo view flyer, click here.
Date: May 24-25, 2012
Time: 8:30am–5:00pm each day
Location: Providence Baptist Church ▪ 1106 Tuscaloosa St. ▪ Greensboro, NC
Dr. Howard Allen Chubbs, Pastor ▪ Church Phone: 336-273-7552
Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included at both events
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
Where: Mary E. Switzer Building, Room 2232, 330 C Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll-Free Number: 1.866.704.1254
Toll Number: 203.566.6612
The deadline for application submission is tentatively set for COB Friday, October 12, 2012 and applications will be available in late August.
Location: Nash General Hospital
Rocky Mount, NC
- Develop Effective Policy Advocacy Strategies
- Identify Key Community Resources
- Learn To Design A Policy Advocacy Campaign
To register, contact Veronica Carlisle at: email@example.com
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Psychology
Course: Psychology 768, Seminar in Developmental Psychology
Instructor: Eleanor Seaton
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructorThis course will focus on racial issues that affect the development of minority youth. We will focus specifically on racial discrimination, a risk factor, and racial identity, a protective factor, for minority youth development. The course will cover an interdisciplinary approach to the study of these factors for minority youth, the implications for the development, mental health and achievement of minority youth.
The 11th annual Summer Institute will explore the concepts of race, sex, and equity through critical analysis of race, gender, sexuality, age, and disability.
This year’s program will feature preeminent sexuality research scholars, sexual rights advocates, and program implementers whose research and advocacy work challenges conventional paradigms around sexuality and racial equity.Dates:
Two-week Session 1: June 18 – June 29, 2012 (3 academic credits)
Two-week Session 2: July 2 – July 13, 2012 (3 academic credits)
Four-week Session: June 18 – July 13, 2012 (6 academic credits)
Deadline for priority registration/international applicants is April 1, 2012, and all domestic applicants (US residents) is May 1, 2012.
For more information, visit: http://cregs.sfsu.edu/summer_institute_2012_race_sex_and_equity
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Alunmi Hall I, II, III Carolina Club (new on-campus location)
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Pleasants’ Room, Wilson Library
Faculty, postdocs, fellows, and graduate students, as well as interested undergraduates from across campus. Community members are also invited to attend.
501 N. Elam Ave., Greensboro, NC, 27403Link to register: http://tracs.unc.edu/manuscriptwriting_greensboro
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Location: United Church of Chapel Hill (Fellowship Hall), Chapel Hill, NC
10:00-10:50 AM “A Gardener’s Tale: Three Levels of Racism” UCCH Adult Forum – open to all
3:30-5:30 PM “Race, Health and Well-being in the US” Community Forum — FREE!
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October 23 – 25, 2012
Marriott Chateau Champlain
Montreal, PQDeadline – May 30, 2012
The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology is pleased to announce that this year the 18th Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference will take place October 23 – 25, 2012 at the Marriott Chateau Champlain in beautiful Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Conference Theme: New Directions for Qualitative Health Research
QHR is the premier international and interdisciplinary conference for the dissemination and discussion of developments in qualitative health research. Abstracts for oral, symposium, or poster presentations are invited from scholars engaged in qualitative research and are encouraged, although not required, to discuss topics that fall within the parameters of the conference theme. All conference papers will be peer reviewed, and we welcome presentations from scholars in a range of disciplines.
Abstracts are invited from scholars engaged in qualitative health research in such disciplines as public health, nursing, medicine, social work, psychology, sociology, information science, education, human ecology, anthropology, dentistry, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and many more!
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 1:30-4:00pm EDT
Camara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Research Director on Social Determinants of Health and Equity, Division of Adult and Community Health, NCCDPHP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D., M.S., Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine and Co-Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Aida L.M. Giachello, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) supports small research projects on cancer that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.More information.
Deadline: June 25, 2012
The UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities (CDTR) is pleased to announce a new pilot grant program that supports research focused on diabetes. For specific information on proposal guidelines, visit the CDTR website: http://cdtr.unc.edu/index.php/cdtr-programs/pilot-funding.
Funding source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among lower-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015.This call for proposals is for two types of awards aimed at providing key decision- and policy-makers with evidence to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015. The award types are: Round 7 grants and RWJF New Connections grants awarded through the Healthy Eating Research program.
Interested applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current CV, (3) a relevant writing sample, and (4) contact information for at least three professional or academic references to:
Jill Cooper, MPH
Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University
304 Research Drive, North Building, Box 90141
Durham, NC 27708-0141
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NIEHS Scholars Connect Program (NSCP): Connecting Minority Scholars with Environmental Health Science
Program Coordinator (Part-Time)
Application deadline: Friday – May 18, 2012
To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume to:
Dr. Ericka Reid, NIEHS Office of Science Education & Diversity: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women and Minority Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Last updated May 14, 2012