Camara P.Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. - 5th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecturer - February 28, 2003
25th Annual Minority Health Conference
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Program for Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes
Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D.  - Keynote Lecturer - 9th Annual Summer Public Health Research Institute and Videoconference on Minority Health - June 9-13, 2003
9th Annual SPHRIMH
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* UNC Center for Health Statistics Research (CHSR)

* UNC School of Public Health –  Diversity Related Programs

* UNC Program for Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes (ECHO)

* 2004 National Hispanic Science Network, Summer Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse
June 1-8, 2004 at University of Houston. Selected students will attend a multidisciplinary 8 day training, taught by NIDA-funded scientists, revolving around a series of lectures and workshops on Hispanics and drug research. On the final day of the training, students will present a two-page abstract of a proposed research project. Each fellow will be required to submit a paper of publication quality on this same project to the University of Houston, Office for Drug & Social Policy Research within the next 12 months of completing the program. Presented by University of Houston - Office for Drug & Social Policy Research. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse. (Posted, 04/27/04)

Beyond the Botched Transplant: Jesica Santillan and High Tech Medicine in Cultural Perspective
June 11-12, 2004, Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ. Organizers: Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, Peter Guarnaccia. This conference brings together scholars from anthropology, history, health policy, ethnic studies, ethics, medicine, and sociology to discuss the global, local, and cultural meanings and significance of the death of the undocumented immigrant Jesica Santillan in 2003. The conference focuses on intensive panel discussions of short pre-circulated papers. Conference organizers seek 1-2 page proposals (deadline, January 30th) for papers that use the Santillan controversy as an opportunity for broader, cross-disciplinary discussion and reflection. Expenses of the participants will be paid, and an honorarium will be provided. Interested participants are asked to submit their paper proposals to Professor Keith Wailoo at ( We expect that an edited volume will be published from the proceedings. (Posted, 12/15/03)

* Gender, Stigma, Power and AIDS: Women, Families, and HIV/AIDS Research
May 14-15, Friday Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.Sponsored by: UNC Center for AIDS Research-Social and Behavioral Science Research Core. (Posted, 03/27/03)
* Diversity in US Medical Schools: What Does History Tell Us About the Future?
April 28th, 4 pm, 1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, School of Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill. By Phil Lee, MD, Senior Scholar, Institute for Health Policy Studies and Professor Emeritus of Social Medicine, School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Presented by: The UNC Preventive Medicine Residency, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, and The UNC Program on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes. (Posted, 04/25/04)
April 29, 2004,8 AM - 5PM, National Press Club, Washington, DC. Invited Speakers Include: Donna Christensen, US House of Representatives; Yvonne Maddox, National Institutes of Health; David Williams, University of Michigan; Ichiro Kawachi, Harvard University; Stephen Thomas, University of Pittsburgh and Robert Ross, California Endowment. To register please visit (Posted, 02/01/04)
April 7, 2004, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET, Live Satellite Broadcast.Keynote address for the College’s National Public Health Week Celebrations. Presented By: College of Public Health, University of South Florida. (Posted, 03/27/04)
* Leading the way for health education and promotion: capacity building at HBCU's
March 30, 2004, 8 am - 5 pm, Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. Keynote Speaker - Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, NAFEO President and CEO, former president of Florida A&M and Tennessee State Universities. Register on line at - under "Special Events only" or On-site. Registration fee of $75 includes conference materials, luncheon, and reception. Call 703-476-3439. (Posted, 03/01/04)
* The Quest for Equality in Education – Then, Now and Tomorrow; Brown v. Booard of Education, 50 years later
Saturday, March 27, 2004, 9 A.M.–6:30 P.M.,The Carolina Union Film Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill. Invited speakers include legal scholars Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres, co-authors of The Miner's Canary : Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming Democracy. To pre-register for lunch, please email Cookie Newsom at or call the Office for Minority Affairs at 919-962-6962 by March 25, 2004. (Posted, 03/16/03)

*The Sixth Annual Women's Week 2004, March 19-27. A Call to Action: Challenging Oppression, Building Equality

Highlights include:

* Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School in 1957 (Monday, 7 p.m.)

* Luncheon honoring minority women faculty (Tuesday) open to anyone who is interested (remarks by AWFP President Virginia Carson).

* Winona LaDuke, American Indian activist and advocate for environmental, women's and children's rights (Thursday, 7 p.m.)

More information about these and other events (see also

* El Foro Latino: 9th Annual Latino Issues Forum
March 6 & 7, 2004, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC.El Foro Latino is the largest project of our Leadership Development initiative. The forum is organized for all those who are currently working with or have an interest in Latino issues in North Carolina. Over 550 Latino advocates, service providers, policy makers, youth and community leaders participated in last year's event (Posted, 12/15/03)
February 26, 2004, Stallings Ballroom, NC A&T State University. Ninth Annual Life and physical Sciences Research Symposium. Guest speaker: Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Sponsored by North Carolina A&T State University Biology Department. (Posted,02/23/04)

24th Annual Lawrence Zollicoffer Lecture - "New Insights into the Racial Disparity in Pregnancy Outcome: The Role of Transgenerational Factors"
February 20, 2004 at 4:00 P.M., Old Clinic Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill. By James W. Collins Jr., M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Associate Director of the pediatrics residency program at Children's
Memorial Hospital in Chicago and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chapter of the Student National Medical Association. (Posted, 11/21/03)

The Genetics of Race: Measure or Mis-Measure of Man?
February 13, 2004, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Arnold D. Kaluzny Conference Room, Cecil Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 2ND Floor, 725 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC. By James Evans, MD, Department of Medicine, UNC-CH. Part of the seminar series on methods in health disparities research. Sponsored by Center of Excellence on Overcoming Racial Health Disparities. (Posted, 02/08/04)

The Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity: Tracking Educational Success: Derailment, Wreckage, and Rescue
February 7, 2004 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. Race and class have perpetually been at the forefront of educational policy and debate. Research shows that minority children and children from low socio-economic households continually perform lower, as a group, on standardized tests. The conference will examine the theoretical issue as to why minority and low socio-economic students are performing poorly and the programs created to combat these concerns. The conference will also address whether these programs have benefited these students who have gone on to higher education. Some of these issues include college admissions, retention in higher education and graduation rates. For more information or to be placed on the Conference mailing list, please contact Allison Blixt at or Sydney Batch at, 12/16/03)

Public Health Grand Rounds:- Influenza and Beyond: Responding to Vaccine-preventable Diseases.
January 30, 2004. A National satellite broadcast and webcast sponsored by UNC School of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). The conference will identify the best practices of Chicago’s public health leaders and their community partners in protecting their citizens against influenza and other vaccine-preventable disease. One of the central themes of the conference will be health disparities. African Americans and Hispanics have significantly lower influenza and pneumoccal immunization rates compared to the rest of the population. Chicago is one of the five pilot sites of the CDC's Racial & Ethnic Adult Disparities in Immunization Initiative (READII). (Posted, 01/25/04)

Carolina R.O.C.T.S (Rejuvenating Our Community Through Service) Day for Service.
January 19, 2004. Carolina R.O.C.T.S is a student organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the purpose of planning, organizing, and supervising the annual Day for Service. Entering its third year, the Day for Service Planning Committee has set the goal of mobilizing UNC students to complete service projects throughout the Chapel Hill community on the Dr. King Holiday. Online registration forms and further information are available at: at for those that would like to learn more about making this day off, a day on for service! The deadline for registration for this year’s Day for service is January 4, 2004. (Posted, 12/15/03
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