Miriam Thomas introduces the 6th Annual Summer Public Health Videoconference on Minority Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health
Minority Health Project
to eliminate health disparities
Associate Professor Eugenia Eng and Associate Dean Aundra Shields at the 22nd Annual Minority Health Conference

Past events - 2002 (most recent first),
including links to presentations

*  National Conference on Tobacco and Health Disparities: "Forging A National Research Agenda To Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Disparities"
December 11-13, 2002, The Westin Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor,Tampa Bay, Florida. Registration deadline: October 21, 2002. Sponsored By: National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Legacy Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Cancer Society, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco and National African American Tobacco Prevention Network.
*  National Rural Health Association(NRHA)'s Annual Rural Minority Health Conference
December 5-6, 2002 in San Diego, CA.
* What Can We Do to Reduce Health Disparities? - North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellows Symposium
November 18, 2002, 6:30-8:30 p.m, Tate Turner Kuralt Building, UNC-CH. Speakers: Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith, UNC School of Medicine; Emmanuel Ngui, Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services; and Dr. Gwendolyn Foss, UNC-Charlotte School of Nursing. There will also be a video documentary, a photo display and a reception. Presented by the Department of Maternal and Child Health. For more information, email Diane Rogers at rogersd@email.unc.edu.
*  The trans-Atlantic construction of the notions of 'race', black culture, blackness and ntiracism: towards a new dialogue between researchers in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean
November 11-17, 2002 in Gorée, Senegal. The workshop is convened by anthropologist Livio Sansone (Centre of Afro-Asian Studies, Universidade Federal da Bahia), historian Boubacar Barry (Université Cheikh Anta Diopp, Dakar) and historian Elisée Soumonni (Université Nationale du Benin, Cotonou). They will be assisted by Dr. Ndeye Sokhna Gueye (SEPHIS-CODESRIA Program Coordinator, Dakar).For more information please contact Livio Sansone from the Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais at liviosansone@yahoo.com.
*The 3rd Annual Sisters Beneath the Skin Conference: "A Room Full of Sisters: Finding Our Way Home"
Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., UNC Student Union, Chapel Hill, NC . Featuring Dr. Shakti Butler, Executive Director of World Trust. Dr.Butler created a national program focusing on the social issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation, entitled Heart-to-Heart Conversations.Butler is also the producer and director of The Way Home, a documentary that will be featured at the conference. Sponsored by the The Carolina Women's Center, in partnership with the women's centers of North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University, Duke University, St. Augustine's University, Shaw University, UNC-Wilmington,Peace College, and Wake Technical Community College.
*  Symposium on the Politics of Race, Culture, and Health.
November 13 - 14. The Symposium will commence with a Keynote Address delivered by Dr. Lee Green of Texas A & M University on November 13 at 7PM in Textor 101, Ithaca College. The event will continue on Thursday, November 14 in Emerson with presentations by Health Policy Scholars in Residence. At 5:00 on November 14, a reception will conclude the Symposium. Co-sponsored by the Department of Health Promotion and Human Movement and Department of Politics, Ithaca University.The Symposium is free and open to the public. For more information call at 607-274-3355 or e-mailing auyash@ithaca.edu.
*"Reparations and the Locus of Repair"
November 13, 2002, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, 230/232 John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road (Duke University's North Campus). By Elizabeth Spelman (Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor in the Humanities), Department of Philosophy & Women's Studies, Smith College. Presented by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute 2002-2003 Seminars.
*"What's the Difference? Measures of Racial Disparity in a Sexually Transmitted Disease."
November 8, 2002, 3:30-5:00 p.m, Arnold Kaluzny Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC. By Julia Cook Dombrowski, Graduate Student, UNC-CH School of Public Health, Health Care and Prevention Program & Duke University School of Medicine (MD expected May 2004). Sponsored by The Center of Excellence on Overcoming Racial Health Disparities, UNC-CH.
* Smoking out the truth:A Forum on Tobacco and African-Americans
November 6, 2002, 7 p.m - 9 p.m, Miller-Morgan Health Sciences Auditorium, North Carolina Central University. Dr. John Hatch, Professor Emeritus, UNC-CH will speak on "The History of Tobacco in the African-American Community". Barbara Pullen-Smith, Director, NC Office of Minority Health, will discuss "The Role of Tobacco in Health Disparities". Dr. Sandra Headen, Tobacco Control Consultant will outline "Community Strategies to Promote Prevention and Cessation". Other presenters include, Bronwyn Glenn, Question Why Youth Empowerment Center & Del Monte Jefferson, NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch Youth Advocacy For Tobacco Prevention. For more information contact Dr. David Jolly (530-7130) or Dr. Patricia Wigfall (530-5301). Sponsored by the Department of Health Education and the Department of Public Administration, NCCU.
*Prevention, Public Health, and Primary Care: Partners in Eliminating Health Disparities in the South.
October 31-November 2, 2002, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA. Second Annual Primary Care Conference. Sponsored by The Morehouse School of Medicine, The National Center for Primary Care and the Prevention Research Center.
*9th Canadian Conference on International Health (CCIH) - "Poverty, Health & Equity: From Global Challenges to Innovative Solutions"
October 27-30, 2002, Ottawa, Canada. For more information please contact conference@csih.org or call at (613) 241-5785 x 313.
*There's a Right and a Wrong Way to Love Somebody: Interpersonal Processes in the Context of a Chronic Illness.
October 23, 2002, 2:00 PM, Carolina Population Center, Room 405, University Square, East Building 123 West Franklin Street, Chaple Hill, NC. By Shawn Thompson, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Psychology, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Institute of African American Research as a part of the Race-ing Research, Researching Race Seminar Series.
*Investigating the Relationship Between Patient Race and Healthcare Provider Competence.
October 23, 2002, 10 a.m., Kalunzy Conference Room, 2nd floor, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC. By Dr. Peter Bach, MD, MPAA, Assistant Physician, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Medicine, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York. Sponsored by the UNC Program on Ethnicity, Culture and Health Outcomes (ECHO).
* 5th Annual NC Environmental Justice Summit
October 18-19, 2002, Durham Marriott, Civic Center Complex, 201 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701. For more information call at (919) 856-1900 or email at NCEJN@aol.com.
*The multiracial child: What parents and communities need to know
October 13-14-15, 2002; DoubleTree Hotel at Reid Park, Tucson, Arizona 85711. Presented by Association of MultiEthnic Americans (AMEA).
* Accuracy in use of census data as surrogate for SES assignment.
October 11, 2002 from 3:30-5:00 p.m; Kaluzny Conference Room, 2nd floor, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC. By Richard K. Kwok, MSPH, Doctoral Student, Epidemiology, UNC-CH and Bonnie C. Yankaskas, PhD, Associate Professor, Radiology, UNC-CH. For more information please contact donna_curasi@unc.edu
* First International Conference on Inner City Health: Improving the Health of the Disadvantaged
October 3 - 6, 2002, Toronto Hilton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The conference's focus, Improving the Health of the Disadvantaged, will encompass four main themes: Inequalities, Healthy Communities, Effective Interventions, Research Methods. Keynote Address by: Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Former U.S. Surgeon General.Sponsored by St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Government of Ontario.
*Third Annual World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities (WCD)
October 3-5, 2002 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Sponsored by the EP Foundation for Education, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, with the assistance of EP Magazine. The program also includes an intensive schedule of adapted physical activity sessions, organized by PALAESTRA Magazine and sponsored by AAALF, American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness, and an additional 50 conferences in the employment symposium, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
*The African and African Descendants World Conference Against Racism (AAD WCAR)
October 2-6, 2002, Bridgetown, Barbados. Follow up conference to the United Nations World Conference Against Racism (UN WCAR) for Africans and African Descendants. Lead facilitator for the working group on health: Vernellia R. Randall, Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law.
*  Explaining Race and Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes.
October 4, 2002, UNC Carolina Population Center. Jon Hussey, Research Assistant Professor in Maternal and Child Health, UNC-CH.
* The National Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Fall Conference
September 30, 2002 to October 1, 2002, Washington, DC. For more information please call 202-797-3516 or email coalition@lgbthealth.net.
* How Does Racism Affect Women's Health? An Epidemiologic Theory
September 27, 2002, UNC Carolina Population Center. By Carol J.R. Hogue, MPH, PhD, Jules and Dean Terry Professor of Maternal and Child Health and Director of the Women's and Children's Center at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.
* American College of Epidemiology PreConvention Workshop - Community-Based Participatory Research with American Indian and Latino Communities: Epidemiologists in the Community.
September 22nd, 2002. 9:00 am- 4:30 pm Sheraton Old Town Hotel, Alvarado Room G Albuquerque, New Mexico. This day-long workshop, which is free of charge to researchers, community-based organizations and stakeholders in the health of Native American and Latino communities, is designed to learn how the principles and techniques of community-based participatory research can be integrated into epidemiologic research.
* Creating Research Opportunities to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities
September 20, 2002; 8am-5:30pm at the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechology Research Institute, North Carolina Central University,Durham. This free, one-day workshop is for faculty, administrators, and post-doctoral fellows who want more information about training programs, faculty development opportunities, and research opportunities in the area of minority health and health disparities.
* From the Diary of a Mad Economist: A Closer Look at the Reparations
September 18, 2002, 3:30 PM , Carolina Population Center, Room 405,University Square, East Building, 123 West Franklin Street . By William "Sandy" Darity, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics, Director, Institute of African American Research.Following this initial seminar, the series will feature presentations by participants in the Carolina Post-Doctoral Program for Faculty Diversity and other young scholars.
* The Godfrey M. Hochbaum Distinguished Lecture - "Race and Genomics: Lessons from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study"
September 10, 2002, 11:00 am, 1301 McGavran-Greenberg Bldg, School of Public Health, UNC-CH. By Patricia King, J.D.Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Policy, Georgetown University Law Center.

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- The Troubling Legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study
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* The Resegregation of Southern Schools
August 30, 2002, UNC School of Law. Sponsored By: The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, The UNC Center for Civil Rights, The North Carolina Law Review,The Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.
* Cassel Distinguished Lecture - "The Ethnoepidemiology of Mental Health: Insights from Latin America".
August 26, 4-5 PM, 1301 McGavren-Greenberg Hall. By Naomar Almeida Filho, M.D., Ph.D., President of the Federal University of Bahia and Professor at the Institute of Collective Health in Salvador, Brazil and supported by Bert and Ellen Kaplan. Presented by the Department of Epidemiology.
* Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Health Summit 2002
August 21-26, 2002 in Boulder, Colorado. The summit will include debates, workshops, speeches, panels, and unique activities all focused on current issues surrounding the health and wellness of LGBTI communities. The program comitee is also currently accepting applications for hosting a session on any topic that relates to the health and wellness of LGBTI people. All presenters will be expected to self-fund their participation and be paid registrants at the Summit. Application dealdine is February 15th , 2002.
* Annual Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County (SMAAC) Diversity 2002 Youth Conference
August 22-25, 2002 in Oakland, California.For all registration questions please contact the Conference Registrar at (510) 834-9578 or email LaMont "Montee Jamal" Evans, conference Consultant at mojaevans@attbi.com.
* National Leadership Summit to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
July 10-12, 2002. Sponsored by The Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Summit seeks to draw national attention to the existence of health disparities and to innovative approaches being implemented in our communities and at the local, State, National, Federal and Tribal levels which address these disparities.
* 2nd Annual UCSF Lesbian Health Research Conference
June 29th, 2002, University of California, San Francisco, Laurel Heights Campus, 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA. The conference will include the 'State of Lesbian Health' update presented by conference organizers, Dr. Patricia Robertson and Dr. Suzanne Dibble.
* Equity: Research in the Service of Policy and Advocacy for Health and Health Services.
June 14-16, 2002, Toronto, Canada. Second International Conference of the International Society for Equity in Health.
*5th Annual Community Research Network Conference
June 13-16, 2002, Loyola University Chicago,Sponsored by The Loka Institute, Amherst, MA.
*  Disability and Queerness: The First International Conference
June 2-3, 2002 at San Francisco State University.Sponsored by the Disabled Women's Alliance, the Presidential Chairfor Undergraduate Education at UC Berkeley, the Disability Studies Program at UC Berkeley, and the Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University.
* American Indian Health Summit – 2002
June 5–6, 2002, Holiday Inn, I-95, Fayetteville, NC. Presented by the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs and Native American Interfaith Ministry, Inc.
Special Guest Speakers include Mr. Michael Bird, Past President of the American Public Health Association (keynote), James Bernstein, Assistant Secretary for Health, DHHS; Rev. Dr. Michael Cummings, Director of Missions,Burnt Swamp Association; Dr. Jim Jones, Family Medicine; Dr. Robin Cummings, Cardiac Surgeon; Dr. John A. Bartlett, Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center.
Topics for June 5th: Spirit, Mind & Body (our health); Family Health for Generations; Health Disparities; Promoting Health in Indian Communities; Diabetes Today.
Topicsfor June 6th: Nutrition Our Decision is Our Destiny; Protecting the Health of Our Youth “Not On Tobacco”; HIV/STD intervention and prevention; Lay Health Advisor Trainings: American Indian Cardiovascular Initiative & American Indian Cancer Initiative.
* The Problem of Pain in Medicine, Culture, and Public Policy
June 7 and 8, 2002,Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick, New Jersey. A multidisciplinary conference which aims to draw together medical ethicists, clinicians, policymakers, historians, epidemiologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and scholars from other fields of the medical humanities and social sciences for discussion of a group of pre-circulated papers discussing the evolution of pain medicine in relation to public policy controversies (from addiction to end-of-life care), and in relation to evolving debates about patient credibility, ethnic identity, religion, the cultures of science and health care, and the cultural meaning of pain.
*  "The Bondwoman's Narrative: A Novel" - Reading and book signing with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
May 29, 2002, at 7 p.m, in Hanes Auditorium, UNC-CH.  In the winter of 2001, Gates, Chair of the Afro - American Studies at Harvard, purchased a manuscript at an auction titled "The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts, A Fugitive Slave Recently Escaped from North Carolina." After authenticating the manuscript and tracking its author, Gates has brought forth compelling evidence that "The Bondwoman's Narrative" is the only known novel by a female African American slave and possibly the first novel ever written by a black woman. Presented by the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-CH. Please call (919) 962 5060 for more information.
*  National Rural Health Association(NRHA)'s 25th Anniversary Conference
May 15-17, 2002, Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, MO. Registration deadline is April 22, 2002.
*  "The Ontogeny of Health Disparities in African American Communities."
May 10, 2002 from 3:30-5:00 p.m, Kaluzny Conference Room, 2nd floor, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC. By Shawn Thompson, PhD, Research Associate, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Presented by the Center of Excellence on Overcoming Racial Health Disparities, UNC-CH.
*  Eliminating Health Disparities - A Global Mandate!
May 9, 2002,8.00 a.m to 2.30 p.m, YWCA, Boston, MA. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Harvard School of Public Health. Also featuring Desiree Monareng and Zengeziwe Msimang from the Women's Health Project of South Africa.
*  Racial Disparities in Health Care: What Do We Know and What Can Be Done?
May 9, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Ibrahim Seminar Room, 1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, School of Public Health, UNC-CH. By John Ayanian, Candidate for the Position of Chair, Department of Health Policy and Administration. If you have questions, please contact Jay Kaufman, Ph.D.
*  "Community-Campus Partnerships for Health's 6th Annual Conference"
May 4-7, 2002 in Miami, Florida~ Hotel Intercontinental Miami. CCPH's 6th annual conference will focus on the PARTNERSHIP as the leverage point for change in communities and higher educational institutions. The call for conference proposals is now available, with a deadline of 11/1/01.
* Eliminating the "Slave Health Deficit": Reparations and Black Health.
April 29, 2002, 3 p.m.(EST). Interactive Online Conference. Registration Deadline: April 12, 2002.

* Understanding Whiteness, Recognizing Privilege: A Conference towards Racial Justice.
April 27th and 28th, 2002 Hampshire College. Keynote speakers include Peggy McIntosh, Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women and founder & co-director of the national SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project on Inclusive Curriculum. Robert Jensen, author of Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream and Tim Wise, founder of the Association for White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE).

* Dialogues on Race and Identity: A "Tomming and Passing" Symposium.
April 22-26, 2002. This weeklong symposium will open with a provocative presentation and discussion on racist images related to the concepts of Tomming and Passing. On Wednesday evening, the keynote address will be presented by noted novelist, poet, and essayist Ishmael Reed. On Friday evening there will be an exciting exchange between artist Michael Ray Charles and Juan Logan moderated by Michael Harris author of the forthcoming book Colored Pictures: Issues of Race and Representation. Presented by the Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC.
* Cardiovascular Health for All: Meeting the Challenge of Healthy People
April 11-13, 2002, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC. Sponsored by NHLBI, American Heart Association, CDC, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and HRSA. Selected sessions will be satellite broadcast. For additional information please email at cvh2002downlink@nih.gov
* Racial Difference in Procedure Use: Should Analyses Based on Administrative Data Define Disparities?"
April 12, 2002 from 3:30-5:00 p.m., Kaluzny Conference Room, 2nd floor, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC. By Eugene Oddone, M.D., M.H.Sc., VA Cooperative Group on Race and Health,Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham, NC.

* Policy, Research, and Practice: Youth, Sexual Orientation and Suicide-a Case in Point
April 10, 2002, from 12:00-1:00,Ibrahim Seminar Room, 1301, McGavran-Greenberg Hall, SPH, UNC-CH. By Dr.Anthony Silvestre, Director of the Center for Research on Health and Sexual Orientation at the University of Pittsburgh. Presented by the Department of Maternal and Child Health's Diversity Task Force & sponsored by a grant from the University of North Carolina Williamson Committee to Promote Gay and Lesbian Studies. Dr. Silvestre will be here all day and is interested in meeting with students and faculty with LGBT research interests. If you would be interested in a personal meeting with him contact Martha Waller at mwaller@email.unc.edu to arrange a meeting time.
* El Pueblo's 7th Annual Latino Issues Forum "El Foro Latino"
April 6 & 7, 2002; NC School of Science & Math, Durham. Plenary Sessions will include the 2002 Keynote Speaker: Frank Sharry,National Immigration Forum, Washington DC and the US Senate Candidates Forum with the Latino Community, with candidates Dan Blue, Cynthia Brown, Erskine Bowles and Elaine Marshall.
* The Color Line: Race Matters in the Elimination of Disparities in HIV/AIDS.
April 5, 2002, 3:45-4:45pm,The Anvil Conference Center, 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, Maryland.By Stephen B. Thomas, PhD, Director, Center for Minority Health and Philip Hallen, Professor of Community Health and Social Justice, University of Pittsburgh. Part of the 2002 National Minority Health Month celebrations.Presented by the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute.
* Reducing Disparities in Health Outcomes: The Role of Population-Based Medicine.
April 4 - Friday April 5, 2002,The Anvil Conference Center, 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, Maryland.Part of the 2002 National Minority Health Month celebrations.Presented by the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute.
* Twelfth Annual Public Health Awareness Conference and Recruitment Fair
April 2nd through 5th, 2002 at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Co-sponsored by the Office of Health professions at Morehouse College, Spelman College, Morris Brown College and Clark Atlanta University.
* Investigating Multilevel Determinants of Health: Lessons from Research on Neighborhood Effects
April 3, 2002, 03:30 PM. 1301, McGavran-Greenberg Hall, School of Public Health, UNC-Ch. Monthly Departmental Seminar. By Ana V. Diez Roux, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health,Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.
* National Black Graduate Student Conference (NBGSC)
March 27-31, 2002, Washington D.C;Presented by the National Black Graduate Student Association, Inc.(NBGSA). If you'd like to present a paper, or conduct a workshop, please contact Tamara Bertrand at vpconference@nbgsa.org or visit www.nbgsa.org
* HIV/AIDS epidemic: Africans both in the motherland of Africa and in the Diaspora.
March 28th, 6:30p.m, Hamilton 100, UNC-CH. Presented by the The Kappa Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and OASIS-the Organization for African Student Interests and Solidarity. For further information please contact Sharese M. Pryor at 960-4929 or email at pryor@email.unc.edu
* Quality Measurement in Health Care: The Role of Public Reporting.
March 27, 2002, 3.30 p.m, 133 Rosenau Hall, School of Public Health, UNC-Ch. By Mark Smith, MD, CEO, California Health Care Foundation. Part of the Program on Health Outcomes - Spring 2002 Semiinar Series.
* Engaging North America: Interrogating the African Presence in Mexico.
March 26 - 27, 2002, Dey Hall, Toy Lounge, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A two-day conference that features the work of scholars who analyze and explore the historical and contemporary African presence in Mexico. There will be paper sessions, film screenings,and a luncheon with Afro-Mestizo cuisine.Presented by the The Institute of African American Research.
* AIDS in Africa: Awareness and Action Week
March 19-26th, 5th floor lecture hall Forchheimer Building, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1300 Morris Park Avenue. Sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine. On Monday, March 25, Asqual Gataneh, MD MPH, will speak about the AIDS crisis in Africa at 7pm.
* Tenth Annual Graduate Research Conference in African Studies
March 22-23, 2002. An interdisciplinary conference presented by the graduate students of the Boston University African Studies Center.
* HARAMBEE: Students, Professionals,and Communities Uniting to Eliminate Racial Health Disparities.
March 21-23, 2002 at the Sheraton Inn, Ann Arbor, Michigan; 16th Annual Minority Health Conference. Presented by the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) of the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
* Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare
March 20, 2002, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Institute of Medicine will release this report with a public briefing, which will be broadcasted as webcast.
* Beyond the Epidemiologic Paradox: Exploring Neonatal and Infant Health Outcomes Among Mexican-American Subgroups
March 20, 12:00 p.m-1:00 p.m, Ibrahim Seminar Room, 1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, School of Public Health, UNC-Ch. Seminar by Hector Balcazar, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX. Presented by Department of Maternal and Child Health, UNC-Ch.
* Poverty and Welfare Reform among Female-Headed Families in Mississippi
March 20, 2002, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, Room 405, Carolina Population Center, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC. By Dr. Tallese Johnson, Postdoctoral Fellow, Carolina Population Center. Part of the Race, Demography, and Inequality Seminar series sponsored by the Institute of African American Research, UNC-Ch.
April 10, 2002, Attorney Jennifer Charles of Boston, MA, whose work focuses on environmental racism will present during the last 2001-02 RDI seminar.
For more information, please contact Chandra Guinn, IAAR Program Coordinator at cyg@email.unc.edu
* National Workshop on Researching and Evaluating Community Based Collaboratives
March 10-12 2002, Albuquerque, NM; Sponsored by the Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium. The aim of this workshop is to serve as a forum to explore research questions and priorities involved with researching and evaluating community based collaborative approaches to environmental management.

* NC Society of Hispanic Professionals'Annual Hispanic Education Summit
March 8, 2002, McKimmon Center at NC State University in Raleigh, NC.This Summit is designed as a tool for outreach to Hispanic students in grades 7-12, their parents, teachers, community leaders, school administrators and Hispanic professionals.
* Racial Concordance Between Patients and Physicians: an Early Analysis
March 8, 2001, 3:30-5:00 p.m; Kaluzny Conference Room, Cecil Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 2nd Floor, 725 Airport Road. By Thomas R. Konrad, Ph.D.,Senior Research Fellow and Director,Program on Health Professions & Primary Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. Part of the seminar series on methods in health services research.
* Graduate Students Research on on Gender Conference:"Living in a Gendered World"
March 1, 2002, 9:00am - 4:30pm, Machuga Student Center, William Paterson University. A public conference highlighting research about gender by graduate students in the Arts & Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences,Science & Health, Education and Business. For More Information contact Dr. Michelle Moravec 973-720-2946 or Dr. Jinan Jaber 973-720-3641.
* 5th Annual Hispanic / Latino Summit for NC Nonprofit Organizations
February 23, 2002, 9 AM - 3 PM, North Carolina Association of Educators, 700 S. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC. For more information call at 919-990-2991.
*  "Dialogues on the Diaspora" - 8th Annual Student Academic Conference.
February 22 & 23, 2002. Sponsored by The Institute of African American Research. Call for papers. Submission deadline January 11, 2002. Send the author data form, 3 copies of your abstract and paper along with electronic copies to be received by January 11, 2002, to Student Academic Conference, Institute of African American Research, CB # 3393, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3393. For further information contact Kim Allen at kbuansi@email.unc.edu
* Stickin’ To, Watchin’ Over & Gettin’ with the multiple meanings of black cultural style in parenting youth
February 18, 2002,5:30 PM, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium, School of Social Work, UNC-CH;lecture by Howard Stevenson, School, Community, and Clinical Child Psychology Program & Interdisciplinary Studies of Human Development Program, University of Pennsylvania.
* The SW/Texas PCA and ACA Regional Conference
Feb. 13-17, 2002 . Hilton Albuquerque Hotel, 1901 University, NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.
*  Reconciling Hope and History: The Question of Reparations
The 6th Annual Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRCGE). Saturday, February 16th, 2002,UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC.
*  The 22nd Annual Zollicoffer Lecture -" TheValue of Diversity in Academic Medicine"
Marcus. L. Martin, M.D., Guest Lecturer. Friday, February 15, 2002, 4:00 p.m., Old Clinic Auditorium, UNC-CH.
* "Performing Beauty: In Defense of Political Performance"
February 13, 2002,3:00 - 5:00 PM,Carolina Population Center,Room 309;presented by Dr. D. Soyini Madison, Department of Communications Studies UNC Chapel Hill. If you have any questions, please contact Chandra Guinn, IAAR Program Coordinator at cyg@email.unc.edu
*  The Ethnic Disparity in Diabetes Incidence: The Role of Insulin and Obesity
February 12, 2002,12:30-1:30pm, McGavran-Greenberg Room 1301, by Mercedes Carnethon, Ph.D.Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention Stanford University School of Medicine.
*  Indian Film Festival
Feb 9 -10, 2002, 201 Coker Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by Association for India's Development (AID) and South Asian Awareness Organization(SANGAM). All proceeds will benefit non-governmental grassroots development projects that are sponsored by the Association for India's Development (AID). All films have English subtitles.
* HIV/AIDS - Making the Change: Mobilizing Florida's Black Communities in the Fight For Our Lives
February 7, 2002. 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST. Live broadcast, sponsored by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS. For programmatic information, please contact Ron Henderson at 850-245-4444 x 4433.
*Eliminating Health Disparities: Awareness Is Not Enough
February 6-10, 2002, 8th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved, & Cancer, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC.  Sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Howard University Hospital, American Cancer Society, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Kellogg Company.
*  Sexual Identity: A Professional Approach
Feb 5, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Law School Rotunda, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, UNC-Ch; Speakers:Dean Blackburn, Substance Abuse Services, Center for Healthy Student Behaviors, Alan Cross, MD, Professor of Social Medicine and Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine, Marcie Fisher, Advocacy and Diversity Coordinator, Center for Healthy Student Behaviors, Kate Shirah, Student, UNC School of Public Health and Connie Vetter, JD, Attorney at Law.
*  Young America: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
The James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence will celebrate this Ackland Art Museum exhibition, which traces the transformation of the colonies into nationhood from about 1760 through the decade after the Civil War, with a series of linked and related programs to be held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during January and February 2002.
* Health Care and Race: The Struggle for Equality Continues
Jan. 22, 7:30pm, Dr. Jocelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General, Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Lecture, Memorial Hall.
* "The Logic of Difference: Racial Categories in Medicine"
January 22, 4:30 PM, Toy Lounge, Dey Hall. Sponsored by the Curriculum in Women's Studies. For more information call: 962-3908
* Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations
January 20 - January 25, 2002. For more information contact; Archie Ervin @ 962-6962 or aervin@email.unc.edu
* "Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality: Why Culture is Irrelevant"
Jan. 14, 5:30 pm, William Darity, Jr., Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium in the School of Social Work.
* Eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities: The impact of discrimination on health status
January 10-11, 2002. The 2nd Annual Minority Health Leadership Summit. Presented by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Center for Minority Health; also suppoorted by Office of Civil Rights Region 3 and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
* New Immigrants and the South
New UNC course about the growing Latino population in North Carolina and the U.S. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-3:15pm, Venable 221. (starts January 8).

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