Center for Health Equity

A Program of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute


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    Henrietta Lacks' Legacy: A Conversation with the Lacks Family and Dr. Ruth Faden

    Save the date to discuss Henrietta Lacks and her legacy to science. Friday, November 14, 2014, 9:45-11:30 am at Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota.

    Learn more here

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    Intro to Urban Health Equity 2014

    Each year, the Center for Health Equity and the CTSI host a 3-day program focused on urban health equity for incoming medical students. This year, the program was expanded to include dental students.

    Read more about the program

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    LGBTQ Newsletter - Pride Edition

    In the spirit of Pride, The Center for Health Equity, Program in Health Disparities Research, and Rainbow Health Initiative are releasing the first annual Pride Edition LGBTQ Health Newsletter.

    Learn more and download the newsletter

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    Congratulations URP and ARP Scholars!

    Ten undergraduates and nine health science professional students have completed the Summer Undergraduate and Advanced Research Programs.

    Learn more about the program and meet our scholars

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    CTSI Empowers Local Community Organizations to Address Health Issues

    Over the past several weeks, ten local organizations enhanced their capacity to develop research projects that address health issues facing their communities.

    Access the CRI Application

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    Learn More about CHE

    The Center for Health Equity releases quarterly newsletters as an avenue for highlighting our work and the work of our partners and collaborators. 

    Download and read Newsletters

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    Funding for Studies of Underserved Populations

    Jasjit S. Ahluwalia examines the changes over time in the amount of funding available for studying underserved populations.

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Working to create an informed, empowered, and activated community that collaborates with researchers and practitioners to improve the health of their populations with the goal of health equity.
Accelerating the Future
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To become a national leader in health disparities and minority health research, serving as a resource for research training, community engagement, and research.

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Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Center for Health Equity (CHE) website. CHE aims to provide opportunities for scholars and community members to partner and conduct research that can promote health equity.

Our researchers are among some of the most distinguished in health disparities research, and our environment prioritizes and supports university-community collaboration. However you have come upon us, as a interested party or a potential partner, we hope you will find what you need to know about CHE from this website.


Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS

Executive Director, Center for Health Equity
Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)

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