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