Mary E. Northridge, Ph.D., M.P.H., 6th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecturer - 26th Annual Minority Health Conference, Feb 27, 2004
6th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Program for Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes (ECHO)

Congresswomen Madeleine Bordallo and Donna Christensen speaking from 
the U.S. House of Representatives
10th Annual SPHRIMH

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The Effect of Racial and Ethnic Discrimination/ Bias on Health Care Delivery
A new Trans-NIH program to encourage research that examines differential healthcare treatment experienced by members of various racial groups. (Posted 11/04/04)
Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR)
The MTPCCR is a joint program of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Comprehensive Cancer Center & the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health with support from the National Cancer Institute designed to increase ethnic diversity in the field of research and cancer control by encouraging minority students in master's level health science programs and master's trained professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and a career in research.The MTPCCR consists of three components: a 5-day Summer Institute, Paid Internships and Doctoral Application Support Awards. Minority students attending a master's level health science program at ANY academic institution as well as master's trained health professionals are encouraged to apply. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and possess strong verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills. The MTPCCR is offered every year in both Northern and Southern California. All applications to the MTPCCR must be received by February 21, 2005. For more information please visit (Northern California) or (Southern California). (Posted, 12/15/04 )
"Grantwriting for Health Disparities Research"  Workshop at North Carolina A&T University.   Hosted by The UNC Program on Health Outcomes and The NC HBCU Health Pormotion Alliance on December 3, 2004 . Additional information will be posted on the ECHO website: as it becomes available. (Posted 10/27/04)
Dr. Bill Jenkins receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Link)

On October 12, 2004 Dr. Bill Jenkins was one of five UNC-CH alumni to receive a Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Award at a public ceremony at 11:00am in Hill Hall to celebrate University Day. The guest speaker was Dr. James H. Johnson, William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of management and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center. Read more. (Posted 10/07/04,9/9/2005)

The Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy Program
One-year, degree-granting, full-time fellowship from July 2005 to June 2006. Prepares physicians for leadership roles in minority health/public health policy. Leads to MPH at Harvard School of Public Health or MPA at John F. Kennedy School of Government. Full graduate program incorporates intensive training in health policy, public health, and administration: courses, seminars, practicum, forums, conferences, site visits, faculty mentoring, and leadership shadowing.  Qualifications: U.S. citizenship; board eligible or certified physicians; experience in minority health issues; interest in health policy and public health; strong academic and leadership skills; intention to pursue career in public health, health policy, or academia. Funding: $50,000 stipend; tuition and fees; health insurance; other program expenses. The Contact person is Corinna S. Rohse, the Program Coordinator Office for Diversity and Community Partnership at the Harvard Medical School . Email: or   Websites: Office for Diversity and Community PartnershipMinority Faculty Development ProgramFOR ONLINE APPICATIONS visit

(Posted, 9/26/2004)

                 LIVE webcast: Ask the Experts on American Indian/Alaska Native Health

Kaiser Network will host this LIVE webcast on Monday, September 27. It will begin at 1:30 pm EST. Questions can be submitted to the experts in advance to, or by phone during the broadcast, at

1-888-KAISER8 (524-7378). The LIVE webcast and an archived version of the webcast will both be available at (Posted, 9/21/2004)

Call for papers: Interdisciplinary Conference - Rethinking Inequalities and Differences in Medicine.
April 29-May 1, 2005, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers or 3-paper sessions from researchers in any appropriate field or fields. Papers may be either theoretical or empirical in emphasis. Possible themes include but are not limited to: the concept of cultural difference in medicine, defining disparities - race, ethnicity, gender, class, occupation, health inequalities in colonial and postcolonial settings, globalization and health inequalities, narrative understandings of inequalities and differences (including but not limited to patient narratives).Send a 300-word abstract and a vita for each proposed participant as e-mail attachments by Monday, November 1, 2004 to the joint conference organizers, listed below. Presenters will receive a travel grant of $750 to help cover the costs of transportation and lodging. For more information please contact: Professor Matthew Ramsey at or Professor Larry Churchill at (Posted, 09/12/04)
West African Research Association - Wara Graduate Student Summer Internship Program (Summer 2005)
Two (2) Graduate Student Internships are being offered in West Africa for the summer of 2005. This program is aimed at increasing the active participation in international affairs of students from under-represented groups such as African Americans, Eskimo or Aleut, Native American Indians, Mexican Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Puerto Ricans. Each internship will provide round trip travel to West Africa and a stipend of $1500 to cover the cost ofliving for 6 to 8 weeks. Funded by a grant from the U.S.Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this competition is open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled in the M.A. program of an accredited college or university in the United States; students from historically Black colleges and Universities are strongly encouraged to apply.Please direct inquiries and submit applications to: WARA, African Studies Center, Boston University, 270 Bay State Road, Boston MA USA. Tel: 617-353-8902; Fax: 617-353-8902. Email: Website: (Posted, 08/29/04)

Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Awards
The Harvey E. Beech outstanding alumni award, Outstanding Black Faculty Award and the Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Senior Award are given each fall during the annual Black Alumni Reunion. (Posted, 08/14/04)
Spirit of EAGLES: American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations have very high incidence rates for specific cancer sites and poor survival rates for most cancers. This AI/AN Leadership Initiative on Cancer addresses comprehensive tribal cancer control through partnerships with The Network for Cancer Control Research among AI/AN populations, tribes, multiple cancer centers, Cancer Information Services (CIS), and the American Cancer Society (ACS). This Initiative will assist tribes 1) to increase community awareness and understanding of cancer, 2) to provide training in cancer control research for AI/AN researchers, and 3) to improve native community channels to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) so that research can be specifically focused on issues that affect native people. (Posted, 07/15/04)

Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project Monograph
Five years in the making and available at no charge, the Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project Monograph gives officials and researchers for the first time a systematic way to monitor health disparities across a wide range of outcomes using basic socioeconomic information. The free tool is available at .(Posted, 07/11/04)
Spanish for Health Professionals
The Office of Distance Education and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are pleased to announce a Fall/Winter offering of Spanish for Health Professionals, an innovative online course, to improve communication and promote cultural awareness among Latino clientele.The course begins September 17; registration deadline: September 3, 2004. The course is designed for intermediate Spanish speakers in the health professions--physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, EMS workers, health educators, dentists, pharmacists, office intake personnel, etc. For more information including registration details, go to (Posted, 07/11/04)

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