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In Search of the Moonshot: Summit Focuses on Strategies to Increase Diversity in Medicine and Research

The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), in partnership with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), recently hosted on the NIH campus the Consensus Summit on Building Diversity in Medicine and Research, where a diverse group of 75 thought leaders and decision-makers representing academia, research, corporations, medical students, health practitioners, government, and nonprofits gathered to share lessons learned, discuss best practices, and establish innovative strategies and recommendations for next steps toward enhancing workforce diversity in medicine and biomedical and behavioral research. (more)



Prominent American Indian/Alaska Native Researchers Highlight Discoveries, Challenges at NIH Forum

Addressing the need for culturally-appropriate health research within American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, a recent research forum provided an opportunity for researchers to highlight their studies and share challenges in conducting biomedical research both inside and outside the AI/AN communities. Held on NIH’s campus, the AI/AN Research Forum featured presentations from several prominent NIH-funded AI/AN researchers and a panel discussion on the challenges in conducting biomedical research and developing a research career. (more)


NIMHD Grantee Featured in APA’s Special Issue on Mental Health Disparities

Culturally-tailored integrative health care is key in providing successful mental health treatment to racial and ethnic minorities in a primary care setting, according to a new manuscript co-authored by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities grantee TCC for Health Disparities Research at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and collaborators. The manuscript has been designated as the lead article that frames the American Psychological Association’s Special Issue on Mental Health Disparities in the Psychological Services journal. Click here for the news. (more)


Recent NIH News

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March 30 2015 - Update on clinical status of patient with Ebola virus at the NIH Clinical Center

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March 30, 2015 - Promoting maternal interaction improves growth, weight gain in preemies

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March 26, 2015 - Ebola test vaccines appear safe in Phase 2 Liberian clinical trial

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