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Conducting Health Equity Research in the Current Social and Political Environment

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“Conducting Health Equity Research in the Current Social and Political Environment” is the main event during the 2023 Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week (HERW) hosted by the UNC Center for Health Equity Research.

This panel will be moderated by Giselle Corbie, M.D., M.Sc., CHER co-director and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Panelists include Nate Thomas, Audrea Caesar, Penny Gordon Lawson and Leah Cox. This will be a virtual event; Zoom registration and campus location will be confirmed shortly.

For updates, please visit the main HERW page.

About HERW

The Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week (HERW) brings faculty, staff, students and community members together to highlight and encourage health equity research, promote collaboration and networking, and encourage strategic planning and partnerships in the UNC School of Medicine, across UNC’s campus and beyond.

In 2020, the UNC School of Medicine, in collaboration with UNC CHER, held the first Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium. In 2023, the symposium is shifting to a research week with expanded opportunities to highlight health equity research from faculty, staff, students. community members and other partners. HERW will include research presentations, panel discussions and a keynote presentation.

HERW is co-sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

About Dr. Paul A. Godley

HERW is named in honor of the late Dr. Paul A. Godley, Rush S. Dickson Professor of Hematology/Oncology in the UNC Department of Medicine and Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the UNC School of Medicine.

Dr. Godley directed the program on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes (ECHO) from its inception in 2001. His research and leadership sought to identify, understand and eliminate racial health disparities.

We are proud to honor his legacy through HERW to inspire impactful research on the elimination of health inequities.

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