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Graciela Slesaransky-Poe (she, her, and hers) is a Professor and Former Founding Dean of the School of Education at Arcadia University.

Helpful Tips for Creating Transgender Inclusive and Affirming Spaces

Though trans* and gender non-conforming (TGNC) teens and adults have gained more visibility in the U.S., the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey shows that TGNC adults experience disturbing patterns of mistreatment and discrimination across categories including education, employment, family life, health, and housing.

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Webinar: Further Research Funding and Training Opportunities for New Connections Network Members

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections program webinar is now available as a recording.

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The Other Side of the Publishing Veil: Insights from an Associate Editor

We have all heard the expression, “Publish or Perish.” This adage makes me cringe every time I hear it. Though it’s hard to question its veracity, as a scholar, I find it inhibits our transformational ability to contribute knowledge.

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Sharrelle Barber, left, traveled to Brazil to research global structural racism, where she met activist and politician Marielle Franco, right.

Matters of Life and Death: Racism and the Global Struggle for Black Lives

"As a social epidemiologist who examines the links between structural racism and racial health inequalities, I am particularly concerned about the lives (often truncated) and deaths (too often, violent) of Black women and men."

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Putting Equity into Practice: A Perspective from My Professional Journey

Equity is a term used frequently and in new spaces every day. But what does this term mean, and how can we practice equity?  To start, my organization, Equal Measure, defines equity as existing “when individuals, in any community or organization, have equal opportunity to overcome structural barriers and achieve success.

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URM Faculty in Research Institutions: Exploring the Link between Environment and Wellness

My work focuses on the institutional experiences of highly educated, historically underrepresented minority groups (URMs)—primarily African Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives[1], Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans —in predominantly White research universities (PWIs).

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The Importance of Cultural Competence in Teaching Social and Emotional Skills

Mrs. Prawl, a white Middle-class American, is a first-year teacher at Washington Middle School, a rural school serving a large population of Black and Latino students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

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New Connections Symposium: From Research to Action

Over the past several weeks, our attention has been directed to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the Southeast and the wildfires in the West. These tragic events have resulted in injury, illness, death, and displacement.

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An Important New Connections Update

Over the past several weeks, our attention has been directed to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the Southeast and the wildfires in the West. These tragic events have resulted in injury, illness, death, and displacement.

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Planning for Impact: Translating Research into Practice by Using the RE-AIM framework

he first day I wheeled through the doors of my public health fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research, I was immersed in an environment that used evidence-based research to guide its clinical practice, which is a process known as translational research. 

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