Members of UTMB’s Center to Eliminate Health Disparities teamed up with students from Washington State University for a unique spring break activity March 14-17, launching an investigation of the different rates of recovery from Hurricane Ike in different Galveston neighborhoods. Under the guidance of center’s staff, the students fanned out across the island interviewing community leaders, conducting photographic surveys of neighborhoods and identifying factors that make particular areas more or less resilient in the face of hurricane threats. Now that they’ve returned home, the group is using geographic information system software to create an interactive map of Galveston two and a half years after Ike — a kind of graphical “progress report” that they hope will generate additional insights into the recovery process.