13th Annual Research Centers in Minority Institutions Symposium on Health DisparitiesSaturday, February 2, 2013
The COSH Urban Public Health Program atended the 13th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities, December 10-13, 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collaborating with research faculty at CDU, recent COSH MPH graduate Ms. Nichole Nicholas presented research on the potential stress-reducing health benefits of compassion in a poster titled “The Development and Evaluation of a Compassion Scale. "According to Ms. Nicholas, "I had a wonderful time at the RCMI Conference and was able to network with other researchers and students within public health. I do hope that CDU can be as involved with this conference in the future because it is beneficial to for the professional growth of our students." In addition to being an opportunity for CDU students to showcase their research and to build networks, the conference was also a good opportunity for the professional development of junior faculty by giving them an opportunity to build relationships and learn about potential funding opportunities. Urban Public Health Assistant Professor Dr. Bita Amani, who a lso attended the conference, expressed how inspired she felt by CDU’s well recognized role among Minority Serving Institutions. Additionally, she states, “The conference was a great opportunity to tap into the national conversation on representation, health disparities and community involvement.”