Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week scheduled for March 2024

Save the dates! UNC's Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) is hosting the 2024 Paul A. Godley Health Equity Research Week (HERW) March 18-21, 2024.

CHER is currently accepting abstract submissions. Submit by January 31, 2024.

HERW brings faculty, staff, students and community members together to share health equity research at UNC. HERW is an opportunity to facilitate collaboration, innovation and equity in the UNC School of Medicine, across Carolina’s communities, and beyond. All sessions are open to the entire Carolina community and the general public.

In 2020, the UNC School of Medicine collaborated with CHER to host the first Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium. In 2023, the symposium expanded into a week dedicated to highlighting health equity research at Carolina. HERW 2024 will include research presentations and panel discussions.

Submit an Abstract

CHER invites UNC faculty, staff, partners and/or students to submit abstracts reflecting their health equity work in and beyond North Carolina communities. Proposed abstracts should reflect community-based research projects that are working to eliminate health disparities.

CHER encourages creative approaches to health equity research.

Areas of focus

  • Understanding, addressing and/or improving social determinants of health (SDOH).
  • Addressing and/or improving health outcomes in one or more marginalized populations.
  • Understanding, addressing and/or improving disparities for specific health concerns.
  • Epidemiological work.
  • Diagnostics and treatment outcomes.
  • Interdisciplinary and/or intersectional research approaches.


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HERW is co-sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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