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$10M grant to UAlbany will fund minority health research

 “Since I’ve started working at CEMHD, I’ve had the opportunity to explore the field of epigenetics, access to health care and how particular conditions in both rural and urban communities influence health disparities and outcomes. I am grateful for the opportunity to be engaged on the ground as a research assistant and community outreach liaison for the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities. Established research projects will empower disadvantaged individuals and  in turn empower the communities we serve in the capital region.”


“On August 24th, 2016, Gen Z Global participated in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Adolescent Health Collaborative TAG Initiative to share best practices and social supports to help steer adolescents in a positive direction, engage them in their communities and promote the health of undeserved adolescents.”
 World of Difference: UAlbany Junior a Role Model for Foster Children
“University at Albany student Raven Profit understands the difficulties facing foster children. At age 15, Profit was thrust into the foster care system when her mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia. While an aunt eventually gained custody of Profit and her brother, the Queens, N.Y., native’s eyes were opened to the struggles facing more than 400,000 U.S. foster children. Profit’s experience compelled her to find a way to help others in the foster system.”

CNN Highlights Raven Profit for her Efforts in Child Welfare


Learning to Build a House with No Tools 


 NY Daily News: Foster kids transitioning into college life blog

“For Raven Profit, a 19-year-old University at Albany student, the blog is a stepping stone to something bigger. After she graduates, she wants to start a mentoring service for foster care children.The more youth we reach, the more lives we save,” said Profit, who lives in Cambria Heights and has lived with two foster families over the last six years.”



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