Pipeline Programming

These programs work collaboratively with underserved communities, community-based organizations, and academic institutions to educate, empower and support students at high school and post-secondary levels to pursue and achieve health and biomedical science careers. 

Medical Careers and Technology Pipeline (MedCaT)

The MedCaT Pipeline is an academic-community partnership between the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Center for Native Health, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and Mountain Area Health Education Center that creates a structured pipeline to engage Appalachian Rural and American Indian (AI) high school students with multiple resources that support the pursuit of health and biomedical science careers. 

Caption: 2018 MedCaT Summer Academy Students

Activities occur year round and include: knowledge and skill education, intensive summer academy, and mentorship. 

American Indian BioMedical Science Academy (AIMS)

The AIMS Academy is an academic-community partnership between the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and North Carolina American Indian Educators that creates a structured summer enrichment experience to engage AI high school students with inquiry-based learning resources that impact interest, skills and, ultimately, the pursuit of health and biomedical science careers.

AIMS students in the WFSM Center for Applied and Experiential LearningCaption: AIMS students in the Wake Forest School of Medicine Center for Applied and Experiential Learning

Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity Bowl

An Interdisciplinary Student Competition

The MACHE Bowl is modeled after similar programs across the United States and seeks to demonstrate the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to addressing health equity. It brings together students teams comprised of multiple disciplines, representing several academic institutions, to interact and address a complex health disparity case. 5th Annual MACHE Bowl Winning TeamCaption: 5th Annual MACHE Bowl Winning Team

The competition is judged by a panel of similarly multi-disciplinary faculty before a live audience.  Cases will include aspects of a health disparity/health equity issue that interfaces with health sciences, legal, and social issues.

The MACHE Bowl is an annual event, typically held in the Spring. To date, partners have included Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Appalachian State University