20th NHERW Sponsorship and Endorsements

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The National Health Equity Research Webcast is an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort that builds on the expertise and support of UNC campus partners, community agencies, researchers and practitioners in health and education fields. The webcast appeals to organizations and individuals in North Carolina and across the nation with a focus on health equity, educational achievement and economic stabilization in all areas within our society. Our partners and donors for 2014 are listed below.



($5,000 – $9,999)

Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC
Barbara K. Rimer, Dr.P.H.
Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, UNC
Taffye B. Clayton, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, UNC
Sam Odom, Ph.D.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UNC
Barbara Entwisle, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research and Kenan Distinguished Professor


($2,500 – $4,999)

Office of Special Programs, UNC School of Medicine
Cedric Bright, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Special Programs and Admissions and Associate Professor of Medicine



($1,000 – $2,499)

Student Wellness, UNC
Dean Blackburn
Director and Associate Dean of Students

Student Affairs, UNC

Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Wake Forest University
Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D., MS

College of Arts and Sciences, UNC
Karen Gill Ph.D.
Dean and Lee G. Pendersen Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry

Special Friend


($500 – $999)Kenan Flagler Business School, UNC
Douglas Shackelford, Ph.D.
Dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation

Institute of Arts and Humanities, UNC

Health Behavior, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Leslie Lytle
, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair


($100 – $499)

Department of Biostatistics, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Michael R. Kosorok, Ph.D.
Chair and W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor

Maternal and Child Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Herbert Peterson, M.D.
Professor and Chair

Center for the Study of the American South, UNC
Kenneth Janken, Ph.D.
Interim Director and Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

Gillings Global Gateway, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Heath Policy and Management, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Sandra Greene, Dr.Ph.
Professor of the Practice, Interim Chair

Parr Center for Ethics, UNC
Jan Boxill, Ph.D.

Center for Health Equity Research, UNC
Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc.
Director and Professor of Social Medicine and Medicine, School of Medicine

School of Information and Library Science, UNC
Gary Marchionini, Ph.D.
Dean and Boshamer Distinguished Professor

Office of Undergraduate Admissions, UNC
Stephen Farmer
Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions

In-Kind Contributors

American Indian Center, UNC
Amy Locklear Hertel, Director

Andy Mink, Executive Director

School of Social Work, UNC
Jack M. Richman, Ph.D., Dean and Professor

School of Education, UNC
Bill McDiarmid, Ph.D., Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor of Education

Gillings School of Global Public Health Instructional and Information Systems
Kathy Anderson, Assistant Dean for Information Technology
O.J. McGhee, Manager,
Instructional Media Services

Department of Epidemiology fiscal office and administrative support

Endorsements and Partners

Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, School of Law, UNC

Institute of African American Research, UNC

North Carolina Health Career Access Program, UNC


Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI)

American College of Epidemiology

Youth Justice North Carolina


Related Links

20th National Health Equity Research Webcast Homepage

Schedule of Events – June 2-3 2014

Abstracts and Slides

Sponsorships and Endorsements

Credits and Acknowledgements

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Archived NHERW

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