Archived Center News

VCU 50:  Commemorating History:  
Challenges and Opportunities Symposium.  The presentation was Session 5 - Building a Diverse Community of Scientists:  A Decade of VCU Center on Health Disparities.    

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Dr. Karen D. Hendricks-Muñoz, Deputy Director of the Center on Health Disparitieshas been named as a mentor in the Inclusive Excellence Mentoring Program. In this role, Dr. Hendricks-Muñoz will meet bi-weekly with undergraduate students to share her perspectives on a broad range of interests. Kudos to Karen D. Hendricks-Muñoz for taking time out of her busy schedule to give back. 
Find out more about the Inclusive Excellence Mentoring Program


Congratulations to our Director of Research Support Services! The VCU School of Medicine awarded Dr. Marcie S. Wright promotion to Associate Professor. Well deserved!


The Association for Maternal Child Health Providers (AMCHP) moved the One Tiny Reason to Quit (OTRTQ) campaign from the promising practice category to the best practice category in their Innovation Station, an online database of evidence-based practices. 


The VCU Center on Health Disparities was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Administrator award of the Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME). To acknowledge this outstanding accomplishment, we were recognized at the PACME celebration ceremony held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the Richmond Salons of the University Students Commons.


Each year Richmond Magazine asks doctors in Central Virginia to nominate fellow “Top Docs” in the region. We are pleased to announce that our very own, Dr. Karen Hendricks-Munoz (Deputy Director, VCU Center on Health Disparities), not only made the list but received the most votes in the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine category! Dr. Hendricks-Munoz is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Chippenham Hospital and VCU Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Hendricks-Munoz accepts several types of health insurance and speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. Read more about Dr. Hendricks-Munoz.


Center on Health Disparities receives grant from National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to provide computer health literacy training for East End residents.

Hendricks-Munoz appointed a full member of NIH study section.
Karen Hendricks-Munoz, MD has been appointed a full member of the NIH Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes study section. The KNOD study section reviews applications on the epidemiology and genetic epidemiology of kidney, diabetes, obesity, urinary, gastrointestinal and liver diseases in human populations. It also reviews applications examining the development, progression and prognosis of these conditions using large population samples. 

VCU hosted two panel discussions on opioid crisis. 

This professor leads groundbreaking opioid research while guiding the next generation of scientists.