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This event is named for the late Paul Godley, MD, PhD, the Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor of Hematology/Oncology, UNC School of Medicine.

The UNC School of Medicine, in collaboration with UNC Center for Health Equity Research, is sponsoring the Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week, June 5-8, to bring faculty, staff, students and community members together to highlight and encourage health equity research, promote collaboration and networking, and encourage strategic planning and partnerships in the UNC School of Medicine, across UNC’s campus and beyond.

Several UNC Lineberger faculty and staff will present talks or participate in panel discussions during the week (the events are free but require registration to access the Zoom):

Tuesday, June 6, 1 p.m.

Title: Accountability for Cancer Care through Undoing Racism and Equity (ACCURE): A Community-Academic Partnership Leading to Treatment Equity and Improved Care for All

Speaker: Sam Cykert, MD

Wednesday, June 7, 4 p.m.      

Title: Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership (SAICEP)

Speakers: Ronny A. Bell, PhD, MS; Stephanie B. Wheeler, PhD, MPH

Thursday, June 8, 11 a.m.

Title: Role reflections: Hearing from health equity research staff


Lauren Matthews, MPH (UNC Lineberger)

Tommy White, MPH (NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute)

Shikira Flounory, MSPH (UNC Center for Health Equity Research)

Maura Drewry MPH (UNC Center for Health Equity Research)

Breanna Williams (UNC Center for Health Equity Research)

Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week is named in honor of the late Paul A. Godley, MD, PhD, Rush S. Dickson Professor of Hematology/Oncology and vice dean for diversity and inclusion at the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger member.

Godley directed the Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes (ECHO) program from its inception in 2001. His research and leadership sought to identify, understand and eliminate racial health disparities.