Congratulations to Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, associate professor, who has been appointed to serve as a member of the Health Disparities and Equity Promotion Study Section, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning on July 1, 2019 and ending on June 30, 2023.
Morine Cebert, PhD student; Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, associate professor; and Eleanor Stevenson, associate professor; recently published an article entitled "Growing on (in)fertile ground: an evolutionary concept analysis of Black female fertility" in Human Fertility.
Schenita Randolph, assistant professor; Michael Cary, associate professor; Ragan Johnson, assistant professor; and Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, associate professor; recently published an article entitled "Black Fathers' Preferences for Sexual Health Interventions with their Adolescent Sons" published in the Journal of the National Medical Association.
Twenty years ago, when Wanda Boone, DTh, executive director of Durham Together for Resilient Youth (Durham TRY) was working for a company that conducted drug screening tests for employers, she was concerned by the number of employees who were failing their tests. Boone was—and still is—the only African American to serve as a Senior Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at the national level and co-created an instant drug screening test.
Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, associate professor, recently published an article entitled "Determinants of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Acquisition Among Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence" in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Congratulations to Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, associate professor; and applicant candidate Gabriela Nagy who have received an NIH Administrative Supplement award for the proposal entitled “SER Hispano: Salud/Health, Estres/Stress, and Resiliencia/Resilience Among Young Adult Hispanics Immigrants in the U.S.” The project dates for this award is Feb. 1, 2019 to May 31, 2021 and was awarded $331,254.
Please join me in congratulating our colleagues whose promotion and tenure awards have been approved by the Board of Trustees.
Julia K. Walker, Professor in the School of Nursing, with tenure, effective December 1, 2018.
Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing with tenure, effective November 1, 2018.
Latin Americans are the largest immigrant population in Durham, making up 13.4 percent of the population in 2016. According to the 2017 Durham County Community Needs Assessment, access to health care coverage and the English-Spanish language barrier were among the major health disparities faced by Latinos in our community.
Schenita Randolph, PhD, MPH, RN, CNE, assistant professor, was recently awarded $102,339 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Duke NIH Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) for her proposal entitled “Qualitative Study to Examine the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Beauty Salon-Based Intervention to Increase Awareness and Uptake of PrEP among Black Women Living in the United States Southeast,” through June 30, 2019. This project is an administrative supplement to year 14 of Dr.