|The Face of Diabeties in Robeson County
||Diabetes affects millions around the world. Here in Robeson County 13.3% of the population has diabetes. This rate is four times higher than the rate of North Carolina as a whole, and five times higher than the national average. Yet few residents u...
|Family Breast Cancer Education: A Model for African American Women
||The purpose of this study, funded by the American Cancer Society, was to increase knowledge and understanding, i.e., the willingness and ability to discuss, of breast cancer in southern minority women and their families. A family model of health educ...
||Presentation at the 2013 Building Bridges Conference that was held at UNC Pembroke in July 2013. According to the presenter, there are many disparities across the United States when it comes to the health care system. Dr. Harold Freeman, the Associat...
|The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
||Respected science writer Rebecca Skloot unearths the story of the African American woman from Baltimore, Maryland, whose virulent strain of cervical cancer cells were harvested and grown for medical research. Black history, health disparities, and be...
|The Latham Way: Implications
||This paper is a case study of the impact of a community-based, collaborative, mentoring intervention on the academic and personal success of a group of 32 students who were enrolled in Rowland Hill Latham Elementary School in the Winston-Salem/Forsyt...
|Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, Uplift, and Elementary Students: An Example of School and Community Collaboration
||Dr. Larry D. Fields, the former principal of Rowland H. Latham Elementary, led the development of a complementary learning model that became known as the Latham Way. The Latham Way produced remarkable academic success among poor minority students. Th...
|"Perinatal Depression in Minority and Underserved Rural Women"
||Perinatal depression is defined as major and minor depressive episodes that occur either during pregnancy or within the first 12 months following delivery. As the number of individuals with depressions rises globally, the number of new mothers with ...
|Questions & Answers (Addressing the Achievement Gap)
||In Questions & Answers, we speak with Eric Cooper of the National Urban Alliance for effective education and Frankie Powell from the Maya Angelou Institute. They discuss two distinct approaches to address the achievement gap, Cooper focusing on align...
|The Role of Minority Serving Institutions in Developing Researchers
||Minority Serving Institutions serve to education students from underrepresented groups
|Saving Ourselves: A Rural Breast Cancer Education Project
||It is difficult to understand breast cancer disparities without some explanation of their context. According to the most recent data, mortality rates continue to decline in European American women. For example, in the decade of 2001-2004, the rate de...
|Training the Person of the Therapist in an Academic Setting
||Drexel University’s Couple and Family Therapy Department recently introduced a formal course on training the person of a therapist. The course is based on Aponte’s Person-of-the-Therapist Training Model that up until now has only been applied in priv...
|What Do Minority Populations in Robeson County, NC Tell about Their Understanding of Diabetes?
||Social variables influence quality of life of ethnic minority populations with diabetes in rural, southeastern North Carolina. This interpretive research study seeks to understand the diabetes experiences of these populations in a county with a major...
|"What's Love Got to Do with It?"
||Dr. Frankie Powell and Dr. E. Brooke Kelly presented on the topic of Marriage as a Social Institution.Their presentation de-constructed the commonly held definition of marriage and discussed the implications for young adults. This presentation looks ...
|Woke!... Now What?
||The importance of diversity. What is your wake-up call? Where do you go from here? You join organizations, do your research, read, attend classes, show up to important events, volunteer, and vote.