April 28, 2021

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 2pm-5pm, partners from the Office for Student Success, Office for Institutional Diversity, International Student and Scholar Services and Student Government Association hosted a two-part event centered on solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and across communities.

For more information about this great event, review the news article here.

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March 24, 2021

Event: Rally to denounce Atlanta shooting in solidarity with the Asian community
Time: 12-1pm, Wed, 3/24
Location: Lawn in front of Memorial Hall (410 Hilltop Ave)
Attendees need to wear masks, follow social distancing rules, and follow university rules and regulations for events.
Attendees are welcome to bring signs and flowers.

Image that states "University of Kentucky #StopAsianHate Enough is Enough."

February 20, 2021

"Black Men in White Coats":  Virtual documentary screening + panel discussion. Fed up with the lack of diversity among doctors, a medical doctor sets out to explore why only 2% of American doctors are black men and what that means for society.

Poster for the documentary "Black Men in White Coats". Virtual documentary screening + panel discussion. Featuring Hill Harper, J.D., Dr. Andres on ABC's hit tv show, 'The Good Doctor.' Circular inset picture of Hill Harper. Larger circular image of a black man is a white coat.

January 28, 2021

Undoing the Harmful Legacy of the War on Drugs: A Focus on Communities of Color, Voices Of Hope-Lexington, Inc.

Join us for a virtual townhall, Undoing the Harmful Legacy of the War on Drugs: A Focus on Communities of Color. We will discuss the harmful consequences of the War on Drugs for people who use drugs and BIPOC and the intersection between recovery advocacy and anti-racism advocacy.

Featuring local and national speakers:
- Shelton McElroy, the Bail Project and Hazelden
- Dr. Claire Clark, University of Kentucky
- Phil Rutherford, Faces and Voices of Recovery
- Shameka Parrish-Wright, the Bail Project
- Jeremy Byard, Louisville Recovery Community Connection

Poster for virtual townhall "Undoing the Harmful Legacy of the War on Drugs:  A Focus on Communities of Color" with downtown Louisville in the background. Featuring national and local leaders from The Bail Project, Faces & Voices of Recovery, University of Kentucky, and Louisville Recovery Community Connection. URL for registration. On righthand side it says Voices of Hope Virtual Townhall.

February 5, 2021

7th Annual Healthy Hearts for Women Virtual Symposium

Featuring:  Women In Medicine and Science (WIMS) Virtual Round Table, "Love Your Heart: What all Women Need to Know about Cardiovascular Health." Experts in cardiology, fitness, and diet will provide advice and answer questions on everyday approaches to improve women's wellness.

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January 26, 2021

A free training for professionals and community members: "Assessing & Addressing the Hidden Crime of Stalking" presented by Dr. TK Logan. Stalkign is a risk factor for both lethal and non-lethal violence as well as increased risk for sexual assault, economic harm, and victim terror. Yet, stalking is often minimized, denied, and dismissed. We will discuss what stalking is, why it matters, and ways to help those being stalked.

"Assessing and Addressing the Hidden Crime of Stalking" presented by Dr. TK Logan

January 21, 2021

College of Medicine Faculty Development Sessions

Zoom Workshop

Race Matters: Race, Racism & Healthcare, Dr. Anita Fernander, Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences

College of Medicine Faculty Development Sessions -- Race Matters: Race Racism, and Healthcare; Thursday January 21, 2021; 12:00-1:00pm


December 8, 2020

CHET's Speaker Series Presents:  "The Power and Paradox of Health Equity as an Approach"

Dr. Kelly Pryor operates at the intersection of equity research and practice. She will discuss her efforts to operationalize equity with the public and philanthropic sectors and how research can amplify community-development equity solutions. Dr. Kelly Pryor is the Senior Director of Progams at the Humana Foundation.

UK Center for Health Equity Transformation -- CHET's Speaker Series Presents:  "The Power and Paradox of Health Equity as an Approach"

November 17, 2020

County Health Rankings Webinar: Using Law and Policy to Create Equitable Communities

Within every community, there are significant differences in peoples’ health and their opportunities to live long and healthy lives. Policy changes can be key to both transforming health in a community and helping to eliminate inequities. But when policies aren’t created or enforced with equity in mind, they may perpetuate these disparities – or even amplify them. The Blueprint for Changemakers, from ChangeLab Solutions, is a helpful guide that shares legal strategies and best practices that local practitioners can use to affect change and improve health outcomes. https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/learn-from-others/webinars/using-law-and-policy-to-create-equitable-communities

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps - Building a Culture of Health, County by County. Using Law and Policy to Create Equitable Communities. November 17, 2020. A Robert Woods Johnson Foundation program. Blue header at top, gray bottom.

Apply now to the NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute 2021!

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) virtually August 9-13, 2021

  • Open Application Cycle: Monday, February 1, 2021, 9:00 a.m. ET to Monday, March 8, 2021, 5:00 p.m. ET.

The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health and health disparities research scientists, and to stimulate research in disciplines supported by health disparities science.

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