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SciMetrika Sponsors and Attends 36th Annual UNC Minority Health Conference

SciMetrika is pleased to announce its sponsorship of and participation in the 36th Annual University of North Carolina (UNC) Minority Health Conference on Friday, February 27 at the William & Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. The conference will begin at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 4:30 p.m.

The theme for this year’s conference, “Reaching for the American Dream: Economic Mobility and Minority Health,” will consider the impact of socioeconomic factors on minority health, with a particular focus on health disparities in the aftermath of the recession. Session topics include:

  • Refugee Health

  • Inequality and Mobility

  • e-Health and Health Literacy

  • Educational Attainment and the Public School System

  • Income Disparities and Mental Health

  • Migrant Farmworkers

  • Prison Populations

This year’s keynote speakers include Dr. William Darity, Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, Duke University; and Dr. Allison Aiello, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

About the UNC Minority Health Conference The UNC Minority Health Conference is the largest and longest running student-led health conference in the country. The conference aims to raise awareness around health disparities and mobilize students, academics, and community members to take action for change. Started in 1977 by the Minority Student Caucus, the conference is nationally recognized and respected, attracting more than 500 attendees each year and hundreds more who view it via webcast.

The 36th Annual Minority Health Conference is presented by the Minority Student Caucus at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, in collaboration with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health and the Dean’s Office at Gillings.

Webcast of the 17th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture are presented with the assistance of the UNC Minority Health Project in collaboration with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Instructional and Information Services.

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