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photo: HSPop Quarterly Seminar - Disability Justice: May 20 12-1pm PST

HSPop Quarterly Seminar - Disability Justice: May 20 12-1pm PST

Join our Spring Quarter Seminar: "Disability Justice & Confronting Ableism in Academic Spaces" Friday, May 20, online 12-1pm PST. Guest speaker Imani Barbarin, disability activist, has written extensively on issues of ableism and disability justice.   read more...

photo: 2022 Seminar Series on Homelessness

2022 Seminar Series on Homelessness: series final is May 18

Join us in-person or online for the final seminar in our four-part series addressing homelessness, sponsored by the Center for Health Innovation & Policy Science (CHIPS). Wednesday, May 18, at 12:00 pm PST, we will present "Portraits for Change: Homelessness and Refusal Politics."   read more...

photo: Hellen Mwithiga, HSPop Manager of Staff and Student HR

Hellen Mwithiga promoted to Manager of Staff and Student HR

Hellen Mwithiga, who has been working as an HSPop HR Associate, has been promoted to Manager of Staff and Student Human Resources. Please enjoy this story about the foundation she founded in Kenya in 2012, and how its reach continues to expand.   read more...

photo: Evaluating a Free Meal Program for U.S. Schools

Evaluating a free meal program for U.S. schools

A new NIH-funded study led by HSPop associate professor Jessica Jones-Smith seeks to understand effects of a national U.S. policy that allows school districts to provide free meals for all children in a school, regardless of household income.   read more...

photo: Screening often misses endometrial cancer in Black women

Kemi Doll study examines endometrial cancer screening disparities

A study published in JAMA Oncology, by HSPop adjunct associate professor Kemi Doll, indicates that a screening tool used to determine the need for biopsies frequently misses signs of endometrial cancer in Black women.   read more...