HPM assistant professor Sarah Birken and EPID assistant professor Whitney Robinson launched a new podcast called "AcaDames" earlier this year. Together they explore whether being a woman in academia is "a dream, game or scam." Read and hear more about AcaDames here.
HPM assistant professor Cleo A. Samuel, PhD, was chosen by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) as one of 40 next-generation leaders in minority health under the age of 40. Read more about the nomination here.
HPM assistant professor Jeffrey Simms, MSPH, MDiv, has been selected as the Senior Health Services Executive of the Year by the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). Read about Simms' NAHSE Award here.
Diversity is not tolerance for difference but inclusion of those who are not the majority. It should not be measured as a count or a fraction–that is somehow demeaning. Success at maintaining diversity would be when we no longer ask if we are diverse enough, because it has become the norm, not remarkable.” – Anonymous HPM student, in response to student survey.
Inclusivity is one of five values that define the culture of the Department of Health Policy and Management.
The value of inclusivity promotes a diverse staff, faculty, and student body who feel fully welcome. It also promotes caring about each other as human beings and benefiting from everyone’s talents.
Student Resource List for Diversity and Inclusion
The following are some of the extensive campus resources that promote inclusion and education for a diverse UNC community:
From the SPH Office of Student Affairs:
- SPH diversity and inclusion
- SPH Student outreach and recruitment
- UNC Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes
- Minority Health Project
- Survive and Thrive – a guide for incoming public health students from around the world
- Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
- University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
- Carolina Women’s Center
- Diversity Initiatives in Graduate Study at Carolina
- Institute of African American Research
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center
Graduate Student Parents:
SAFE at UNC – Portal for UNC community for resources and information about discrimination, harassment, etc.
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