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Rev Bill Kearney in front of Warrenton's sign commemorating the PCB Protests that birthed the environmental justice movement

Rev. Kearney empowers communities to celebrate their role in environmental justice movement

September 16, 2022

Community members, university officials, activists, and clergy will gather in Warrenton, N.C. on September 17 to mark the 40th anniversary of the protests that launched the environmental justice movem … Continued


HPDP Research Fellow Thompson receives $500,000 CDC grant to study ovarian cancer diagnosis

September 15, 2022

A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) research team has received a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better understand healthcare-rela … Continued


DRS. GENI ENG, ALEX LIGHTFOOT, CLEO RYALS, KRISTIN BLACK, AND STEPHANIE BAKER REPRESENT THE UNC GILLINGS SCHOOL WITHIN THE GREENSBORO HEALTH DISPARITIES COLLABORATIVE.

Case study shares example of closing health care disparities through antiracist organizing

July 21, 2022

“Imagine a world where racial disparities in healthcare could be virtually eliminated. Actually, there is no need to imagine — it has already happened at a health care center in Greensboro, North Caro … Continued


View of two Black women sitting down. One is wearing gloves and helping the other prick her finger to take a blood sugar reading.

Berkowitz receives R01 grant to help advance health equity in type 2 diabetes care

November 8, 2021

A research team led by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH has received a five-year, nearly $3 million R01 award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to better understand how addressing health-related s … Continued


2021 Planning Grant Award Recipients

HPDP awards three $5,000 planning grants to UNC faculty studying pressing issues in prevention research

October 29, 2021

In 2021, the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) awarded three planning grants of approximately $5,000 each to researchers pursuing projects in health promotion and disease p … Continued


Doctor wearing mask listening to patient

HPDP helps expand COVID-19 vaccination to doctor’s offices

May 14, 2021

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is working to support expansion of COVID-19 vaccination to primary care clinics in areas with low vaccination rates, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Cen … Continued


Samuel Cykert Headshot

Research Fellow Profile: Samuel Cykert, MD

December 11, 2020

Samuel Cykert, MD is a research fellow at HPDP and Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at UNC-Chapel Hill.  What questions are you trying to an … Continued


Graphic with photo of Carmen Samuel-Hodge with blue ribbon icon and text: "Winner of Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research"

Samuel-Hodge wins inaugural Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research

October 28, 2020

Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, RD has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Gillings Faculty Award for Excellence in Health Equity Research. Samuel-Hodge is an associate professor of nutrition at … Continued


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UNC-led ACCURE trial remedies racial disparities in treatment for early-stage lung and breast cancer patients

May 20, 2020

Adapted from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine newsroom. Results from a study published in The Journal of the National Medical Association show that a pragmatic system-based intervention … Continued


Group photo of CPCRN researchers with text saying Supplemental Issue of Preventive Medicine

Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network produces supplemental issue of Preventive Medicine highlighting disparities in cancer prevention and control

December 16, 2019

In 2019, nearly 2 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis and more than 600,000 will die of cancer. Cancer diagnoses and deaths are disproportionately high among people who live in rural cou … Continued