Laina Bay-Cheng will join the Minority Health Disparities Initiative at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 via Zoom, for the inaugural Health Equity Grand Rounds event.
Bay-Cheng will give a talk on “Capable of Risk: Sexual Vulnerability and Dignity in the Sexual Lives of Marginalized Youth.”
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
How did a pair of sisters from Liverpool, New York, find themselves at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to pursue their graduate education? It was a mix of opportunity, love and twinning.
And as they graduate with their doctorates Aug. 13 at Pinnacle Bank Arena, twins Megan Cardwell and Marissa Oliver now call Nebraska a second home.
“We have come to feel like native Cornhuskers,” Cardwell said. “Graduating from Nebraska, (we’re) leaving with gifts we never thought we would encounter in this life.”
A University of Nebraska–Lincoln researcher is leading a team using National Institutes of Health funding to investigate how interpersonal discrimination gets “under the skin” for Latinos, creating wear and tear on the body that may ultimately lead to chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease.
Sharon Obasi will give a talk, “Embodying Identity: Names, Gender, Equity,” at 1 p.m. May 10, as part of the Minority Health Disparities Initiative Health Equity Speaker Series.
This event is free and open to the public. Register here for the Zoom link.
In this talk, Obasi will expound on her scholarship examining the importance of names in acknowledging familial identity (kinship) and gender identity (renaming) and how identity may inform health equity.
Julie Tippens will present “Visual and Participatory Approaches to Identify Refugees’ (Mental) Health-Promoting Resources: A Photovoice Study with Yazidi Women” at 1 p.m. Sept. 28. The event is free and open to the public.
Katie Edwards will give a talk on “Preventing Sexual and Dating Violence Among LGBTQ+ Youth Using Community-Engaged Approaches,” at 2 p.m. June 22, via Zoom.
This talk is part of the Minority Health Disparities Initiative’s Equity Speaker Series. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required.