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July 28, 2021

Rising Star Program to Increase Faculty Diversity

The UNC SOM’s Rising Star Program was started to increase diversity among faculty members in the basic sciences, with a specific focus on groups historically minoritized in the basic sciences. This program provides training to postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups to help them excel during the faculty interview process by exposing admitted fellows to the same components that they will experience during the faculty job interview process.

July 20, 2021

Alliance for Black Doulas for Black Mamas Graduates First Class of Black Doulas

The Alliance for Black Doulas for Black Mamas (ABDBM) graduated its first class of Black Doulas on July 10th. Founded by UNC Family Medicine’s Venus Standard, MSN, CNM, FACNM, LCCE, ABDBM offers an enhanced Doula training program whose goal is to increase access of Doula training to Black women, while improving Black women’s birth outcomes by expanding their access to social, emotional, and educational support from professionally trained Black Doulas.