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Developing and Empowering Diverse Communities in Higher Education

Jun 21, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Nancy Cantor
Chancellor @Rutgers-Newark
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University–Newark, is recognized nationally and internationally for her leadership in emphasizing the role of universities as anchor institutions in their communities, especially by forging diverse, cross-sector collaboratives and leveraging publicly engaged scholarship to advance racial equity and equitable growth. At Rutgers University–Newark, a diverse, urban, public research university, she leads and promulgates efforts to leverage the university’s many strengths, particularly its exceptional diversity, tradition of high-impact research, and role as an anchor institution in Newark, New Jersey, through strategic investments in five broad areas in which the university’s strengths align with those of cross-sector partners.
Perry Halkitis
Dean @School of Public Health
Perry N Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH is a public health psychologist, researcher, educator, and advocate. For decades his research has specialized on infectious diseases to determine and target the biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and structural factors that predispose HIV, HPV, COVID-19 and other pathogens. This work has further delineated the synergies of infectious disease with mental health burden including drug abuse in sexual, gender, and racial, and ethnic minority populations in urban centers.Dr. Halkitis is currently Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health at the School of Public Health at Rutgers University. Dr. Halkitis is the founder and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS).