Vickie Mays Featured by APA’s Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs

Dr Vickie Mays, featured as notable ethnic minority psychologist for her contributions HIV and AIDS research as part of the American Psychological Association’s Ethnicity and Health in America Series which focuses on chronic health condition relevant to a particular ethnic group honored during certain months during the year. Read more…

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…

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…

BRITE Center Hosts Luncheon for Summer Research Assistant Themal Ellawala

The BRITE Center thanked summer research assistant Themal Ellawala, Junior from Clark University, Worc., MA, for his contribution to BRITE Center projects in minority health with a celebratory luncheon. Pictured Above (right to left), Center Director, Professor Vickie Mays, Ph.D., MSPH, Themal Ellawala, and Research Assistants Annarose Mittelstaedt and Yael Levin.

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…

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