UNCA, ABIPA, MAHEC get grant to research race in Western North Carolina


UNC Asheville Interim Provost Karin Peterson, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders and community collaborators Je’Wana Grier-McEachin, executive director of the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement; Ameena Batada, associate professor of health and wellness at UNCA; UNCA Chancellor Nancy J. Cable; student researcher Dasia Jefferson ’20, a UNCA health and wellness major from Charlotte; and Jill Fromewick, research scientist at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC). Their work exploring racism and health among African-Americans in rural Western North Carolina was one of 15 projects selected for funding with a three-year grant. (Photo credit: UNC Asheville)

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