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The Wright Center’s Health Equity Series is a quarterly exploration and community discussion of health disparities in collaboration with partners locally, in Virginia and nationwide. Join VCU faculty, VCU Health medical providers and expert guests from the community as they present on the latest research, listen to attendees and plan a way forward – through community-engaged research and increased awareness for all. Panelists will speak to advances and gaps in the research and share resources on minority health.

Cancers Below the Belt

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Join speakers and panelists for virtual presentations, discussion, and a call to action on prostate and colorectal cancer disparities in minority communities.

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Dr. Luisel Ricks-Santi, director of the Hampton University Cancer Research Center
Terrance Afer-Anderson, writer-producer-director of “The Black Walnut,” prostate cancer survivor and Norfolk native
Renee Malone, program director at Hitting Cancer Below the Belt

Hosted by Debbie Cadet, Ph.D., MSW, program manager for community health education & research at the VCU Massey Cancer Center


Future Events

Topic: maternal morbidity and mortality

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration to come

Featuring representatives from:

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Virginia Department of Health


Topic: Fresh food availability and nutrition

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration to come


Past Events

Black Lives, Black Lungs - November 10, 2020 

Watch past events at the Wright Center Health Equity Kaltura channel.


For general inquiries about the Wright Center’s Health Equity Series, email

Cite & Submit: UL1TR002649

Publications supported by the Wright Center must cite the CTSA Grant number (UL1TR002649) and comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. We rely on these citations as a critical performance measure when reporting annual productivity to the NIH.

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