Dr. Jennifer C. Friday, above, president of the Friday Consulting Group, and Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, see inset, address the opening session of an 18-month project designed to raise awareness of the increased risk of diseases and illness that predicted climate changes pose to the Virgin Islands. The session was held on Friday, July 16, at UVI’s Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. The project is a collaborative effort between UVI’s Caribbean Exploratory Research Center and the Public Information and Community Outreach Office of the Medical University of South Carolina. The project is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health. It is also supported by the Virgin Islands Department of Health. Below, participants break out into discussion sections. For more information contact Project Director Dr. Gloria Callwood at (340) 693-1291.