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Tina Cheng Receives Women in Business Trailblazers in Healthcare Award

Tina Cheng, MD, MPH, director of the Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Salud/Health and Opportunity for Latinos (Centro SOL), received a Women in Business Trailblazers in Healthcare Award from Baltimore’s Center Club. Cheng has developed award-winning models of primary care to address the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and families. Keep up the great work, Dr. Cheng!  

The Center’s Health Equity Jam Session

Please join us next week for our monthly health equity research jam session. Our guests, Jim Zabora, ScD, MSW, Director of Outreach and Education, The Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities, and Dina Lansey, MSN, RN, OCN, Assistant Director, Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Research, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, will present: "Strategies for Developing Community Partnerships and Improving Minority Clinical Trial Participation to Address Cancer Disparities." This month’s session will take place on October 26, 2016, from 3:30-4:30 pm (note: this session begins a littler later than usual). It will be held in the 2024 E. Monument Street Building, in the Powe Conference Room 1-500Q. Light refreshments are served. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Johns Hopkins Medicine Town Meeting to Focus on Community Engagement

Johns Hopkins’ commitment to the communities we serve is not new—it was inherent in the founding of our institutions and has continued through countless initiatives in the decades since. Recent events in Baltimore prompted Johns Hopkins Medicine-wide discussions of ways in which we engage with our local communities. In an upcoming meeting, Paul B. Rothman, MD, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, will share a brief overview of our community engagement initiatives while other notable speakers will talk about specific community-focused programs, and the engagement strategy that was developed as a result of the work done by community outreach task forces created last summer. This meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, in Hurd Hall. For more information, visit:

POSTPONED:  Johns Hopkins Institute on Health Equity Research

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have postponed the Johns Hopkins Institute for Health Equity Research -- a two-day learning institute that the Center has worked to develop over the past six years. We are working with the Institute’s faculty to identify dates that work best for everyone. This 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. 

The new dates for the Johns Hopkins Institute for Health Equity Research will be announced soon. We hope you will consider registering for this course when the dates are confirmed (tentatively Spring 2017).  

Here is a link to the previous version of the course brochure.  For further information or any questions, please email Joy Mays ( or phone 410-614-2412.

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. To read the full newsletter, click here.

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. Rev. Debra Hickman, founder and CEO of Sisters Together and Reaching (STAR), serves as co-chair of the board along with Dr. Lisa Cooper.  The next CAB meeting will be in November, date to be determined. These lunch meetings are usually held at the STAR offices, 901 N. Milton Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205. 

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