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MCH presents Iheoma U. Iruka, PhD talk

October 9, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Department of Maternal and Child Health presents a guest lecture by Iheoma U. Iruka, PhD, entitled “Attending to the Role of Racism and Cultural Wealth on Child and Family Wellbeing: Advancing Anti-Racist Developmental Science.”

A Research Professor in the Department of Public Policy and the Founding Director of the Equity Research Action Coalition at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Dr. Iruka leads projects and initiatives focused on ensuring that minoritized children and children from low-income households thrive through the intersection of anti-bias, anti-racist, and culturally grounded research, program, and policy.

Dr. Iruka earned her B.A. in Psychology from Temple University and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Miami.

Iheoma Iruka is pronounced EE-OMAH EE-ROO-KAH

Contact Kathy Biancardi with questions


October 9, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Auditorium (0001 Michael Hooker Research Center)
Michael Hooker Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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