Upcoming Events


​6th African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) Workshop
August 13-15, 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina

This year’s workshop will focus on improving our ability to prevent and control obesity in black children and adults by increasing the effectiveness of research translation and of communications between academic researchers and key actors/stakeholders (e.g., black-oriented media, general media, decision makers, and black community members). Specifically, the goal of this workshop is to identify communication approaches that have the potential to improve dissemination and uptake of evidence-based public health messages and intervention strategies related to healthy eating, active living, and obesity in black communities. As always, we will be inviting a diverse group of participants including academic researchers, leaders from community-based organizations, lay community members, journalists, business owners, faith-based leaders, health care providers, members from civil rights groups and professional societies, and representatives from government agencies to participate in the workshop.

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2014 Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

September 5-8, 2014
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown
Vancouver, British Columbia

Optional Pre-Conference Workshop: Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards
September 5, 2014

The Association of American Medical Colleges popular Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar is designed for junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors) and post docs (MD, MD/PhDs and PhDs) who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.

This 3-day seminar provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and expanding their network of colleagues and role models. Bringing together both junior faculty from the United States and Canada, this year’s seminar will be a multicultural experience that facilitates information sharing and networking.

View our online agenda for full program details.


3rd Annual MACHE Bowl

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Please join us on October 14, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm at Biotech Auditorium for the 3rd Annual Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity Bowl, a student healthcare competition where students from several disciplines from Appalachian State University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, and Winston-Salem State University, collaborate to solve a healthcare case in front of a live audience.  This event is free and open to the public.





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