Perinatal Incarceration: Pathways & Opportunities for Change

In this Critical Conversation, we will explore the complexities that arise when pregnant people become entangled in the carceral system. Recent North Carolina legislation requires basic protections for incarcerated pregnant and postpartum people, but these changes are being asked of a structure ill-equipped to handle the complexities of this population. Join us to learn about... Read more »

Critical Conversation: The Public Health Case for Abortion Access

In this Critical Conversation with doctoral student Alice Cartwright, MPH, we’ll review the public health evidence on abortion in the U.S. and discuss topics that are likely to become increasingly relevant. In light of the changing landscape of abortion access, we’ll discuss what state level bans in the U.S. may mean for other areas of... Read more »

What should I know about abortion?

In July, the US Supreme Court overturned 50 years of precedent set in Roe v. Wade to decide that there was no constitutional right to legal abortion, dramatically changing access to abortion. Today, more than 1 in 3 Americans lives in a state where abortion is nearly prohibited. Despite abortion being a defining characteristic of... Read more »

What is Reproductive Justice? A Primer

018 MacNider Hall, UNC School of Medicine 321 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Wednesday, November 2, 3 - 5:30 p.m. SisterSong Workshop: “What is Reproductive Justice: An interactive workshop presented by SisterSong about the history, practice, and advocacy of reproductive justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.” This is a didactic course with Q&A included. The educational event will be in-person and led by SisterSong. - Simran... Read more »

Reproductive Justice Work at UNC

G100 Bondurant Hall 321 South Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Thursday, November 3, noon -1 P.M. Seminar on Reproductive Justice Work at UNC ​This is part of the monthly Women's Health Research Seminar Hot Topic Series presented by the Women's Health Multidisciplinary Consortium. All are welcome to attend! Speakers and Talk Titles: Dr. Kavita Arora: "Equitable Postpartum Permanent Contraception." Dr. Abigail English: “Reproductive Health, Rights,... Read more »

FHI 360-UNC Gillings Graduate Research Fellowship Info Session

Please join the Gillings global health team to learn more about a yearlong funded global health fellowship opportunity with FHI 360. A rep from FHI 360 will discuss the fellowship and current fellows will be available to talk about their experience and answer any questions. Attend via Zoom. You can see previous fellows and explore... Read more »

WHMC Seminar: Reproductive Injustice – Incarceration and Reproductive Health Across the Life Course

G100 Bondurant Hall 321 South Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The Women’s Health Multidisciplinary Consortium (WHMC) invites you to join them for this month’s Hot Topic Seminar, titled “Reproductive Injustice: Incarceration and Reproductive Health Across the Life Course" to be held on Tuesday, January 24, between 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Join them in Bondurant G100 or virtually on Zoom! The speakers are Ms. Essence... Read more »

Curbside Conversations

McGavran-Greenberg Courtyard McGavran-Greenberg Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

On Tuesday, April 11, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, the Department of Maternal and Child Health will be holding open student listening sessions under the tents in the McGavran-Greenberg Courtyard. Presenters will include: Claudia S. P. Fernandez, DrPH, Professor, Dept. of Maternal and Child Health Shawna Howard, MPH student, MCH concentration Meghan Shanahan, PhD, Assoc. Chair... Read more »

Critical Conversations: Exploring barriers to preventing and managing hypertensive disorders in pregnancy among women of color in the United States

The United States has one of the most advanced health care systems in the world, yet it has a higher maternal mortality rate than comparable countries. Maternal mortality affects women in the U.S. from all backgrounds. Among other conditions, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal mortality, at rates that disproportionately affect... Read more »

Policy and Progress: Key Perspectives in Women’s Health

G100 Bondurant Hall 321 South Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Join the Women's Health Multidisciplinary Consortium for a panel discussing the impact of policy and advocacy on women's health. The event will take place in person at Bondurant G-100 on April 13 at 12:30 pm and on Zoom. Please register in advance. Lunch will be provided. Speakers include: Ciara Zachary, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health... Read more »

Gillings International Research Compliance Corner Part I: Export Controls

Gillings Research Unit Presents a two-part, virtual, education session on International Research Compliance. They will have speakers from the Export Controls Office, as well as the Office for the Vice Chancellor of Research. Part I speaker: William Bucha Export Compliance Manager UNC Export Compliance Office Division of Institutional Integrity and Risk Management Learn more and... Read more »

Gillings International Research Compliance Corner Part II: Science and Security

Gillings Research Unit Presents a two-part, virtual, education session on International Research Compliance. They will have speakers from the Export Controls Office, as well as the Office for the Vice Chancellor of Research. Part II speaker: Brian Collier Science and Security Director Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Learn more and register. Contact Jamie... Read more »

Below the Belt Film Screening and Panel Discussion

133 Rosenau Hall (Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium) Rosenau Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The Public Health Leadership Student Association will host a screening and expert panel discussion of the documentary "Below the Belt," a film about the realities of living with endometriosis. Through the inspiring stories of four patients, the film exposes widespread problems in our healthcare systems. From societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and... Read more »