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Scholarship to attend the AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty - Apply by 5:00 pm, March 17th  


The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) along with the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) will offer one scholarship for a faculty member of Wake Forest School of Medicine, at the rank of Associate Professor, to attend the AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar being held June 15 – 17, in Washington DC.  Further information is available here.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you will need to complete a short application which will include the following information:

  • CV
  • Bio (250 words max)
  • Signed letter of support prepared by your Chair, Division Chief, or Dean - Letter of Support Template (required for seminar registration)
  • Statement on how this seminar will benefit your career development and the institution (this information is also required in the letter of support)

Please complete the online Faculty Development Scholarship Application by 5:00 pm, March 17th.    

Scholarship recipient will be notified by March 24th.  Recipient must apply for the seminar by April 5th using the materials submitted for the scholarship. 

Upon completion of the seminar, the scholarship recipient must submit a written description entailing the sessions attended and how they can utilize the skills/information learned to:

  • Assist MACHE in increasing minority representation in the health profession by supporting junior minority faculty
  • Assist OFA in promoting and developing minority faculty leadership skills    

Please contact Program Manager Montez Lane at 336-716-5066 or if you have any questions.  

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Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease in Native People

April 5, 2017

The North Carolina American Indian Health Board, Wake Forest School of Medicine, the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, and the UNC School of Medicine Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program is sponsoring a workshop on April 5, 2017 from 10-2:00pm on "Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease in Native People".    

For more details and to register click here.



The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support medical student summer research projects focusing on minority health and health disparities.  Funds are available to support at least one student 10 - 12 consecutive weeks at the NIH stipend rate of $1,731 per calendar month.

The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine was established in 2002 with a focus on achieving health equity through research, community outreach, and through programs to foster the inclusion of underrepresneted racial and ethnic minority groups in the health care and public health.  (more)

SNMA 10th Annual Premedical Student Conference
January 28, 2017
8am - 4:15pm
Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
475 Vine Street
Winston Salem, NC

The SNMA Premedical Conference (PreMed) is an exciting opportunity to network with and earn from current medical students, residents and physicians about your journey toward an amazing ealth career. This year, PreMed will celebrate 10 years of devoted service to underrepresented minorities in medicine!  Click here for more information and to register.


The 5th Annual MACHE Bowl is an interdisciplinary student competition in which Graduate students from WF School of Medicine, WF University, WSSU, UNC Greensboro and Appalachian State will compete in three teams focusing on a complex health disparity case. The goal of this event is to demonstrate the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to addressing health equity. The MACHE Bowl is FREE and Lunch is provided. 

March 25, 2017                                     
Biotech Place Atrium
575 Patterson Avenue
Winston Salem, NC

To register click here or use your cell phone and scan the bar code:   

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WFBMC UMMC Collaboration

A new collaboration between two programs dedicated to eliminating health disparities, both named for female black civil rights leaders, isn’t your traditional agreement.

“So many groups work in silos,” said Dr. Bettina Beech, University of Mississippi Medical Center associate vice chancellor of rural health and health disparities and professor of family medicine and pediatrics.

She says that won’t be the case in a budding research relationship between UMMC’s Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity in Winston-Salem, N.C. The two entities have recently signed what’s called a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, that details their plans to together perform health disparities research across multiple platforms. (more)

SAVE THE DATE! 10th National Conference on Health Disparities

 May 3-6, 2017
JW Marriott New Orleans
Reducing Health Disparities Through Sustaining and Strengthening Healthy Communities
See flyer for more information





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