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♦ ♦   Johns Hopkins Summer Institute on Health Equity Research  ♦ ♦ 

We are pleased to announce a new, 2-day summer learning institute that the Center has worked to develop over the past six years. We invite you to participate in the Johns Hopkins Summer Institute in Health Equity Research, which will be held July 13-14, 2016 on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Turner Auditorium). The course will feature medical professionals and public health researchers with substantial experience in health equity research. Course participants will have the opportunity to network with our faculty and other health equity researchers. The course primarily aims to highlight best practices in health equity research methods and key lessons from our experiences.  For more details please visit  Here is a link to the course brochure . 

Lisa Cooper Honored with Inaugural Faculty Mentoring Award

Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, our Center Director, was named a winner of the newly established Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring. This award recognizes outstanding commitment to facilitating the development of early- and mid-career faculty. Provost Robert Lieberman said “The inaugural faculty mentoring awards reflect the university's commitment to ensuring that every early- and mid-career faculty member has access to an effective mentor.” Dr. Cooper was recognized during a ceremony at the Homewood campus on May 11, 2016. Congratulations, Dr. Cooper! 

Deidra Crews to Speak at Community Health Forum

The 2016 Community Health Forum will take place on Monday, June 6, 2016 in the Richard A. Grossi Auditorium at the Asthma & Allergy Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. Deidra Crews, MD, ScM, Associate Professor of Medicine and Center faculty, will be speaking on “The Impact of Food on Kidney Health in Baltimore.” This event is a free and dinner and parking will be provided. For more information and registration, visit

Anika Hines to Present at the Partnering with Patients in Decision Making Conference

Anika Hines, MPH, PhD, a GIM Fellow and Center affiliate, will present at the 2016 Partnering with Patients in Decision Making Conference with the abstract “Informed and Patient-Centered Decision-Making in the Primary Care Visits of African American Patients with Depression.” The conference will take place on June 1, 2016 in the Owens Auditorium, within the Cancer Research Building, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital East Baltimore Campus. Congratulations, Dr. Hines! 

Equity of Care Campaign to Reduce Minority Health Disparities in Maryland

The Maryland Hospital Association recently announced that Maryland is the first state in the nation to achieve 100 percent participation by its community hospitals in a national campaign to improve the health of minority populations by reducing disparities in health care. Among the many hospitals in the state participating in this campaign are the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital and Suburban Hospital. The Equity of Care campaign will focus on increasing cultural competency training, diversity in governance and leadership, and the collection and use of race, ethnicity and language preference data at every hospital. 

The Center’s Beat: Weekly Update

The Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities publishes a weekly E-newsletter to inform the community regarding the research and training activities that it sponsors.  Go here to read the latest issue.

Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The Center is supported by a 30+ member advisory board made up of representatives from community-based organizations, neighborhood associations, universities, government agencies, and patients and health professionals. Board meetings include lunch and convene every four months. Our next CAB meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 12-1:30 pm, at the STAR office, 901 N. Milton Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205. 

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