The Pipeline Program Looks Ahead to a Busy Summer

This year the STRIPES* program will open on June 4th with orientation at 7:45 am in the College of Medicine. Eleven students are continuing their journey of preparing for college and STEM careers through the program. Also, three STARS and STRIPES graduates currently attending college are participating in the Undergraduate research program. They have been … Continue reading The Pipeline Program Looks Ahead to a Busy Summer

New Publication Highlights CHC’s Community Engagement Core

An article recently published in a special issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action describes the evolution of the Community Health Advocate (CHA) and STARS and STRIPES pipeline programs from separate, age-segregated programs to interconnected, multigenerational opportunities for promoting health equity. The article briefly provides an overview of the two programs … Continue reading New Publication Highlights CHC’s Community Engagement Core

Pipeline Graduate Presents at National Conference

In April, Kristina Caffey, a freshman pre-nursing student at the University of South Alabama, presented the research poster “Barriers to Healthy Sleep in Children” at the 13th Annual Break the Cycle Conference hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The conference is the culmination of the Break the Cycle program that encourages interdisciplinary, student-led research … Continue reading Pipeline Graduate Presents at National Conference

HDRG Recap: Little Less Talk/Lot More Action: Evolution of Community Outreach Symposia

At the February 2018 meeting of the Health Disparities Research Group (HDRG) Dr. Roma Hanks --Director for Community Outreach at the Center for Healthy Communities and chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work -- led a team of individuals in discussing the evolution of the Regional Health Disparities Symposia (RHDS) from a … Continue reading HDRG Recap: Little Less Talk/Lot More Action: Evolution of Community Outreach Symposia

Updates from the Pipe-Line

The USA Center for Healthy Communities Education Pipe-Line program was developed to provide opportunities for rising high school juniors from underrepresented communities to participate in an intensive summer training program. Consisting of two phases — Student Training for Academic Reinforcement in the Sciences (STARS for rising juniors) and Special Training to Raise Interest and Prepare … Continue reading Updates from the Pipe-Line

Education Pipeline Profile: Alexandria Broadnax

The USA Center for Healthy Communities Education Pipe-Line program was developed to provide opportunities for rising high school juniors from underrepresented communities to participate in an intensive summer training program. Consisting of two phases — Student Training for Academic Reinforcement in the Sciences (STARS for rising juniors) and Special Training to Raise Interest and Prepare … Continue reading Education Pipeline Profile: Alexandria Broadnax

Pipeline Alum Serves Patients in Belize

Summer 2017 found one of our 2013 STARS & STRIPES alums far from home. Kristofer McKinney traveled to Belize to complete both a course in intermediate Spanish and his service learning. While there, he explored the mechanisms of clinical-life at Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Nestled in Belize, City, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) came … Continue reading Pipeline Alum Serves Patients in Belize

Pipeline Graduate Sets Her Sights on Addressing Mental Health

Mobile native, Adetoyosi Obikoya participated in the STARS & STRIPES. program through the Center for Healthy Communities at the University of South Alabama during the summer of 2013. A graduating senior at Tuskegee University, (Tuskegee, Alabama) Miss Obikoya interned during the summer of 2017 with The Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training at … Continue reading Pipeline Graduate Sets Her Sights on Addressing Mental Health

Pipeline Graduate Continues Building Skills through Special Program

A 2013 participant in the STARS & STRIPES program, and a senior Biology major at Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama, Dominiquie Smith was afforded the opportunity of traveling to Buffalo, New York to participate in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference was held July 27-29, 2017, at The Conference … Continue reading Pipeline Graduate Continues Building Skills through Special Program

Closing Ceremony of the 2017 STARS and STRIPES Summer Program

On July 21st, the CHC Center of Excellence hosted a closing ceremony to recognize twenty-five (25) high school students for their successful completion of the STARS and  STRIPES. Summer Enrichment program. The 13 Student Training for Academic Reinforcement in the Sciences (STARS), and the 12 Special Training to Raise Interest and Prepare for Entry into … Continue reading Closing Ceremony of the 2017 STARS and STRIPES Summer Program