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Q&A: Dr Vickie Mays Answers Questions on the Impact of COVID-19 on Black Communities

Center Director Vickie Mays sat down with Stuart Wolpert to answer questions on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Black Americans and her work on a bill requiring better data on the race and ethnicity of people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the interview here.

COVID-19: The Battle to Save Black Lives (Virtual Town Hall)

Center Director Vickie Mays will speak as part of a panel Thursday, April 30, from 12 to 1:30 p.m on the health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black communities during a virtual town hall meeting presented by the Minority Health Institute. Other panelists include: Richard Allen Williams, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP*President Learn more…

Center Director Vickie Mays Recognized by Colleagues for Service

Dr Vickie Mays was awarded the Academic Senate’s 2020 Senate Service Award for service to the university. Each year the Senate Service Award is given to a faculty member who most demonstrates UCLA’s mission of education, research, and service.

Center Director Vickie Mays Receives Career Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award

Center Director Dr. Vickie Mays received the Career Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award from the UCLA Academic Senate for her contributions in research, student development, and community service through research that focuses on women and ethnic minorities and community-based curricula that creates pathways into research and higher education for underrepresented communities. The award Learn more…

BRITE Center Recruiting Koreans Ages 18-19 for Advisory Board Position

BRITE Center research study is seeking Koreans ages 18-19 to serve on our advisory board regarding a study of smoking among Korean youth. If interested in serving on our advisory board, please send us an email with your name and contact information.

Seeking African-American Males Ages 18-30

The UCLA BRITE Center is seeking African-American males ages 18-30 to helps us learn more about what happens in the brain when someone treats you badly or unfairly just because you are an African American male. Participants will fill out a questionnaire and perform a short computerized task and will receive $20 in cash as Learn more…

Bruins stand in solidarity with Mizzou students protesting racist incidents

Hundreds of students, faculty members, staff and alumni rallied in front of Powell Library Thursday afternoon, supporting students at the University of Missouri who are protesting racially charged incidents on their campus. The Afrikan Student Union, which led the rally, and faculty members spoke to a crowd of 200 about the similarities between racial issues Learn more…

Racism and African-American Men

BRITE Center Director was recently quoted in an article out of the San Francisco Bay View newspaper. The article brings attention to the understudied problem of the real effects on physical health racism and discrimination can have. The BRITE Center is currently seeking men ages 40 and older who have experienced racism and have a Learn more…

UCLA Program Aims to Help Local Women at Risk for Heart Disease

As part of a UCLA-sponsored program which aims to understand how mobile phones and smartphones can be used to empower individuals to make lifestyle changes, several ladies from the Faithful Central Bible Church congregation were given a smartphone app to help them achieve their own heathy lifestyle goals. The app used each of the lady’s eating Learn more…

The Myth Of Mental Illness And Gun Violence

Center Director Vickie Mays mentioned in FORBES opinion piece on “Mental Illness and Reduction of Gun Violence and Suicide: Bringing Epidemiologic Research to Policy” article in Annals of Epidemiology.

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Upcoming Events
COVID-19: The Battle to Save Black Lives (Virtual Town Hall)

Center Director Vickie Mays will speak as part of a panel Thursday, April 30, from 12 to 1:30 p.m on the health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black communities during a virtual town hall meeting presented by the Minority Health Institute. Other panelists include: Richard Allen Williams, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP*President Learn more…

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The Center hold periodic events and trainings for students, faculty and the community, and brings in speakers to talk about current research and practice in addressing health disparities.