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Health Equity Speaker Series

December 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join this virtual seminar which features Dr. Crystal Cené, E. Nate Thomas III, and Aleyah Pryor-Pankey.

Dr. Cené is the System Executive Director Health Equity at UNC Health. She is an accomplished, nationally and internationally, recognized health services and health disparities researcher. Her work has focused on the contribution of social determinates of risk and outcomes – particularly race, ethnicity, and social networks – to health. Trained in implementation science, her research focuses on implementing and evaluating interventions to enhance patient- and family-centered care and interventions to reduce disparities in care and outcomes by race and socio-economic status.

Pryor-Pankey is the System Executive Director for DEI at UNC Health. Her 18-year tenure at UNC Health includes leading the inaugural Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Since July 2016, she and her team have focused on programs, goals, and initiatives designed to create a welcoming, respectful, equitable, and inclusive environment for all people; our patients, teammates, visitors, students, and volunteers

Dr. Thomas is Vice Dean for DEI at UNC School of Medicine. He has more than 25 years of experience working with leaders in secondary and higher education, and is especially skilled at developing and implementing diversity, mentoring, and leadership initiatives.

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December 9, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


UNC Health