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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 … Read more


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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 … Read more


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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 … Read more


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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 … Read more


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UNC researchers solve racial disparities in treatment for early-stage lung cancer patients

February 18, 2019

Results from a study published Feb. 4 in the journal Cancer Medicine show that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can eliminate existing disparities in treatment and … Read more


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Good Bowls: A recipe for health equity

May 29, 2018

Short-term and long-term health can be dictated by a paycheck, a home address, or another social determinant, but Good Bowls is a new initiative seeking to change that. Alice Ammerman, director of UNC … Read more


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New research project to study impact of living wage on health

May 29, 2018

Does more money equate to better health? Researchers are focusing on Minneapolis’ minimum wage increase to answer this question. University of Minnesota and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill re … Read more


Interview with Donia Simmons, CHANGE Community Health Worker

CHANGE project part of AAMC Health Equity Snapshot 2018

May 22, 2018

As a part of their continued commitment to improving the health of individuals and populations, academic medical centers are conducting research to find solutions for inequities in health and health c … Read more


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Samuel-Hodge receives the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award

April 23, 2018

Carmen Samuel-Hodge, PhD, is the 2018 Barr awardee. Samuel-Hodge, who earned a doctorate in nutrition in 2000 at the Gillings School, joined the Gillings School faculty in 2003. She has won a number o … Read more


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New collaborative research project to provide a prescription for fruits and veggies

January 19, 2018

A new study led by researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University will provide a weekly allotment of locally grown vegetables to low-income, high-ri … Read more