Please join us for a three-part speaker series, Achieving Equity: Disparities in Substance Use, hosted by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI) Health Equity core. These events will discuss equity issues and funding opportunities related to substance use and addiction, including barriers to care, service utilization, and risk and resilience in underrepresented populations. Held via Zoom from 10:30 a.m. to noon, registrants may attend one, two, or all three events in the series.
MARCH 21: Research from a Minority Serving Institution Perspective
Panelists will discuss how N.C. A&T researchers are addressing health disparities and creating a campus NIDA team and research proposal, and their campuswide approach to substance use and mental health treatment.
- Caroline S. Booth | Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling, College of Education
- Robert H. Newman | Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology, College of Science and Technology
- Vivian D. Barnette | Director, Counseling Center, Office of the Dean of Students
MARCH 28: Disparities in Substance Use Lightning Talks & Discussion
Illinois researchers will give brief presentations on current research related to disparities in substance use, followed by a Q&A session.
- Liliane Windsor | Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work
- Hyojung Kang | Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
- Shaneil Taylor | Research Data Specialist, Center for Prevention Research & Development, School of Social Work
APRIL 4: NIDA Federal Research Funding
Program officials from the National Institute on Drug Abuse will discuss federal research funding opportunities with NIDA. Kinesiology & Community Health Prof. Rachel Hoopsick will moderate.
- Roger Little | Deputy Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior
- Aria Crump | Director, Office of Diversity and Health Disparities
- Sheba K. Dunston | Social & Behavioral Scientist Administrator, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research