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.

Sarah Beal

Sarah Beal will give a talk on “Understanding Disparities in Health Care Access and Use for Youth in Foster Care” at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 via Zoom.

The talk is free and open to the public. Register here to participate and receive the Zoom link.

Julie Tippens

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.

Flowers bloom in front of Love Library on City Campus.

Learn more about recent honors and appointments at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in this week’s achievements column.

Alex Ortega

The Minority Health Disparities Initiative Conversation Series continues with an April 2 discussion on “Population Health Challenges for Undocumented Latino Immigrants.”

The presentation, led by Alex Ortega, professor and chair of health management and policy at Drexel University, is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union’s Heritage Room. The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s Minority Health Disparities Initiative Conference will begin at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 in the Nebraska Union Ballroom. The conference will focus on the intersection of rural Nebraskans and public health issues.

Attendees will learn more about areas of collaboration around rural health issues, identify ways in which data and technology are improving health care for rural populations, and develop strategies for achieving sustainability, including building capacity and healthcare infrastructure in rural areas.