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

How med student loan burdens can deepen health disparities

The following article by Caleb Zimmerschied originally appeared on AMA Wire on April 27, 2017. The high loan burden associated with medical school can discourage students from underrepresented minority groups or lower-income families from pursuing a career as a physician. This creates a ripple effect of widening health care disparities that disproportionately affect the accessibility … Continue reading How med student loan burdens can deepen health disparities

Competencies Needed for Community-Engaged Dissemination and Implementation Research

An article recently published in Translational Behavioral Medicine proposes a conceptual framework for assessing a researcher’s readiness to engage in dissemination and implementation research with community stakeholders. The authors, all affiliated with the North Carolina Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, started with a table that included community engagement principles as defined by NIH, potential domains … Continue reading Competencies Needed for Community-Engaged Dissemination and Implementation Research