Call for Abstracts

The Minority Student Caucus at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health invites you to submit abstracts for poster presentations at the 33rd Annual Minority Health Conference, “Translational Research: The Road from Efficacy to Equity.” The Minority Health Conference was launched by the Minority Student Caucus in 1977 to raise awareness about health disparities and to mobilize students, faculty, and community members to take action for change. The conference will be held on February 24, 2012, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

We welcome abstracts that describe traditional research or community-based practice (or a combination of the two). This is an interdisciplinary conference, and we encourage submissions from researchers and practitioners, community members, community organizations, and students from a variety of fields (including behavioral science, basic and clinical sciences, public health, policy/government, and others).

We especially welcome abstracts related to the following areas:

  • Identifying underlying determinants of health disparities
  • Translating scientific discoveries (biological, genetic, social, political, and environmental) into effective strategies and policies intended to eliminate health disparities
  • Viewing research as a continuous cycle of discovery, addressing any of the following stages:
    1. basic science discovery
    2. pilot testing in developmental stages
    3. outreach and dissemination of findings
    4. adoption and implementation
  • Community-based, participatory research

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All poster abstracts must be received by Friday, November 18, 2011.

Please send completed abstract submission forms to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by December 9, 2011. All presenters will be expected to register for the Conference by January 9, 2012.