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CERC 2014 Health Disparities Institute Set for Oct. 8-10

UVI’s Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (CERC) and the School of Nursing will hold the seventh annual CERC Health Disparities Institute from Oct. 8-10, 2014, at Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort on St. Thomas. This year’s theme is “A 20/20 Vision for Addressing and Eliminating Health Disparities in Special and Vulnerable Populations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Beyond.” Included in the special and vulnerable populations focus will be males in the U.S.V.I. and wider Caribbean, persons living with disabilities, women of color, children of color, and economically disadvantaged children.

 The annual institute provides an opportunity for CERC to showcase the work of the center, as well as to promote effective methods, share results from studies, and learn from best practices in the field. Details on institute fees and registration are available from the Upcoming Courses and Register Today pages of UVI’s Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center website – – and from these direct links: CERC 2014 | Register Today.

 Abstracts Deadline Extended to August 24 – The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the 2014 institute from interested students, faculty, researchers and program directors has been extended to August 24. Information is also available at the CERC website -