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)

Drs. Graves, Ossorio, and Foster at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, June 2006
Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health (about)

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Gates Foundation expands scholarship program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American*, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. The Foundation says it will add $58 million to expand its $1 billion Millennium Scholars program to target low-income and minority students seeking a graduate degree in public health. (Posted 8/15/06)
Charyn Sutton receives Lifetime Achievement Award
The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section (ATOD) of the American Public Health Association (APHA) has awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to Charyn D. Sutton.
“On behalf of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), I am very pleased to inform you that your daughter Charyn has been selected as the winner of the Section's 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award. Each year, this award is bestowed upon the person who demonstrates distinguished service to the alcohol, tobacco and other drugs field, which spans over the duration of a career. This award is a testament to Charyn's good work throughout her life as a staunch tobacco control advocate as well as her commitment to eliminate health disparities in minority communities.”
(From the award notification letter sent to Mrs. Sutton, mother of Charyn)
Obituaries about Charyn Sutton can be found at NAAAPI   SRNT Note: The ATOD Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel in Ballrooms 407-409 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Posted 11/30/05)
NIH News: “New Findings on the Willingness of Minorities to Participate in Health Research
From the Legends Who Lived It
Founders and early members of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) (Posted 11/29/05)
Measuring health disparities
The Michigan Public Health Training Center (MPHTC) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM-SPH) is offering a new, free short-course on measuring health disparities. The course, developed by John Lynch and Sam Harpur, is presented in an interactive CD-ROM and companion website. (Posted 10/8/05)
Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Certificate Program
The Program on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes (ECHO) is offering the health disparities certificate for matriculating graduate students in Any field and for professionals through continuing education. The program is designed to train students to understand and address health disparities in the U.S. The application deadline to participate in the program is September 19, 2005. Posted 9/13/2005
UNC-CH Chancellor Moeser names Dr. Archie Ervin Associate Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (Posted 9/9/05)
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)
Special announcement:
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)

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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