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UNC-REACH: Research Engagement Addressing Community Health

Dr. Cynthia Williams-Brown, Dr. Dionne Roberts, Dr. Gloria H. Elliott, (NC A&T) funded by University of North Carolina System

"UNC-REACH: Research Engagement Addressing Community Health” is a one-year collaborative project to provide opportunities to expose HBCU undergraduates to health equity research while educating them on conditions that may be prominent in their own communities. The goals of Project REACH are to: (1) create a mentored research experience for selected minority undergraduate students and pair them with a faculty-mentor to conduct health equity research; (2) increase awareness, engagement, and interest of students of health equity research and health-related research careers, (3) implement and evaluate a model to increase research opportunities for HBCU undergraduate student engagement. Her award of $35,000 will support and train 5-student researchers as well as provide faculty-mentoring, professional development, health equity education, community engagement and outreach, and interdepartmental and inter-institutional collaboration opportunities.

Dr. Cynthia Williams-Brown

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