Email announcement 2/16/2010


31st Annual Minority Health Conference and broadcast of the 12th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture

Dr. Robert E. Fullilove, a sought-after speaker for national meetings and winner of two teaching awards from Columbia University, will give the 12th Annual William T. Small, Jr. Keynote Lecture at the 31st Annual Minority Health Conference presented by the Minority Student Caucus, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Fullilove's lecture will be broadcast as a free, interactive webcast.

Dr. Fullilove is Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, and Co-Director of the Community Research Group at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. A community organizer for SNCC in Mississippi in 1964-65, he will speak on Community Organizing and Community Building: Public Health Watchwords for the 21st Century. In the lecture, he will reflect on the opportunities presented by community organizing in fighting public health problems.

Read the lecture abstract and watch a past lecture by Dr. Fullilove:

When: Friday, February 26, 2010, 8:00am-4:30pm (broadcast at 2:00-3:30pm EST).

Where: UNC William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, NC and (Keynote only) on the web.

Conference theme: Building Community in the Age of Information: Fighting Health Inequality in the Modern World.

Conference information:

Broadcast information:

Partner conferences are being organized by student organizations at the University of Illinois Chicago, George Washington University, and Tulane University:

Dr. Fullilove's keynote will kick off an exciting day, with sessions and speakers including:

  • A presentation by CeaseFire, an evidence-based public health approach to reducing shootings and killings in Chicago
  • A hands-on health literacy workshop
  • A presentation by Scout, Director of the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network
  • Sessions on radio-based health interventions, telemedicine, grassroots organizing, occupational health, communicating with elderly minorities, and more!

Register online at for the conference or the broadcast.

Please share this announcement with your colleagues and friends.

Best regards,
Vic Schoenbach,
Director, Minority Health Project,
Archived webcasts from the Annual Minority Health Conference and the Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health, including presentations by Reginald Weaver, Dina Castro, Nicholas Freudenberg, Lillian Sparks, Barbara Wallace, Claudia Baquet, Spero Manson, Abel Valenzuela, Frank Wong, Nancy Krieger, Karina Walters, Gilbert Gee, Luisa Borrell, David Williams, David Malebranche, Michelle Cotton-Laws, Sharon Height, Adrienne Witherspoon, Joseph Graves, Jr., Pilar Ossorio, Morris Foster, Meredith Minkler, Michael Bird, Hortensia Amaro, Charles Rotimi, Camara Jones, Sherman James, and others.

P.S. If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to answer 4 brief questions, at

P.P.S. Other coming events (details at

February 27, 2010: Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity: Punishing Poverty School of Law.

"The Genetics and Geopolitics of Health Disparities and Drug Development: The BiDil Story", presented by Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD February 24, 2010, North Carolina Central University

"Toward a new approach for studying and eliminating disparities: intersection of social context, life course, health care, and health inequities", presented by Vijaya Hogan, DrPH. Friday, February 19, 2010, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

30th Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecture: "30 Years of Maternal Obesity: Looking Back While Moving Forward", presented by Wanda K. Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA. Friday, February 19, 2010, UNC School of Medicine.

2010 Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Designing the Future of Acute Care Models" presented by Marilyn Chow, DNSc, RN, FAAN. February 22, 2010, UNC School of Nursing.

16th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health, June 8, 2010
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Last updated: 2/16/2010 by Vic Schoenbach