HERO - Health Equity Research Opportunities


HERO Fellowship  Program

The Health Equity Research Opportunity (HERO) Fellowship was designed by a working group consisting of representatives from Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Wake Forest School of Medicine and the surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) such as North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, Johnson C. Smith, Winston-Salem State University, and Livingstone College. 

The overall goal of the fellowship is to provide underrepresented junior faculty with the experience and skills that will ignite their research pursuits focused on health disparities. Because these institutions have an emphasis on teaching some of our brightest and innovative students, the goal is to further inspire teaching faculty to encourage their students to pursue a career in research focused on health disparities.

The fellowship is a one year training program to provide professional advancement courses during onsite sessions and online training opportunities which emphasize research concepts, public policy, service learning activities, and social consciousness related to health equity.  The fellowship also includes a research experience in which fellows work collaboratively with a researcher from Wake Forest School of Medicine and partnering organizations.

HERO Fellowship Program Description

HERO Fellowship Application Information 2014 (this document details the application process for the 2014 HERO Fellowship.  Please note that this information will be updated in January 2014 to reflect requirements for the 2015 program.)

HERO Fellows 2014 
HERO Research Faculty
HERO Syllabus 2014

Other Collaborators/Programs:
     Postdoctoral Research, Instruction and Mentoring Experience (PRIME) Program
     Masters of Science in Clinical Population Translational Science Program (CPTS) 
     Masters of Science in Biomedical Science Program (Pre-medical post-baccalaureate)
     Graduate School of Arts & Sciences 

Please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Montez Lane at or 33-713-5066 if you have any questions.

Last Updated: 07-01-2014
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