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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.


The VCU CoHD would like to congratulate Gladys Shaw on her most recent poster presentation achievement!

Gladys Shaw, VCU IMSD Ph.D. scholar, recently attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C. where she presented a poster titled “Predatory Stress Increases Ethanol Consumption in Male C57BL/6J Mice.” Gladys won the competition in the Brain and Behavior category and will be recognized in an upcoming issue of Science. Congratulations Gladys for a job well done.

Congratulations to Raven Smith, Linda Alexander, Zoe Villamar and Justin Moore who win awards at national conference for undergraduate minority researchers.

Congratulations to IMSD undergraduate scholar Michael Kiflezghi for becoming a semi-finalist for the 2016 - 2017 Fulbright U. S. Student Program!

Congratulations to IMSD undergraduate scholars  and  for being awarded the 2016 HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program Fellowship for summer research! See the full article about Sara Izabel and Lizette Carrasco winning the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship. 

VCU's Center on Health Disparities research training scholars are blazing a trail highlighting underrepresented students and faculty in the biomedical sciences field. See the article in VCU News about our scholars HERE!