The Minority Student Caucus (MSC) advocates for issues of concern to students of color in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and promotes research and programs aimed at addressing public health issues that affect people of color. Membership is open to all students of color in the School and anyone else who is interested in supporting the Caucus’ mission.
April Aviles and Samuel Baxter, 2016-2017 Minority Student Caucus co-presidents, present introductions at the 2017 Minority Health Conference.
History and Aims
The Minority Student Caucus consists of all students of color in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health who wish to join. The Caucus was founded in the early 1970s as a vehicle for bringing the concerns of minority students to the attention of the School’s administration and for working to attract more students of color to the School. The Caucus founded the Minority Health Conference (MHC) in 1977 and has conducted it annually since then. The Caucus works with the school administration to advocate for the needs of students of color and MSC representatives currently serve on the Dean’s Council, the SPH Alumni Association and other committees throughout the Gillings School.
Minority Health Conference
40th Annual Minority Health Conference
Friday, February 22, 2019
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
2018-2019 Elected Officers
Brooke Staley (Epidemiology) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium: Synergizing Animal and Human Obesity Research July 24 - July 25
- Data User Workshop: Add Health Parents Study August 13 - August 14
- UNC Water and Health Conference October 7 - October 11