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Learn about NIMHD’s newest collaboration with Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español

NIMHD is helping expand the reach of Fuel Up to Play 60 among Spanish-speaking communities through the new Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español. (more)

Dr. Pérez-Stable interviewed on Conversations on Health Care Radio Interview, January 18, 2016

Dr. Pérez-Stable discusses challenges and insights on strategies for improving health care disparities. Click here to listen to interview.

Former NIMHD Division of Intramural Research Clinical Director Dr. Eddie Reed Honored

Dr. Eddie Reed, the first Clinical Director for the Division of Intramural Research at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the first African American to serve as Branch Chief at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), was inducted into the 2015 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, posthumously, on October 17, 2015, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Ark. (more)

CAUSES: Causes of Asian American Mortality Understood by Socio-Economic Status

Using local, state, and national death/mortality datasets, investigators from Stanford University are examining racial/ethnic, nativity and geographic differences in Asian American subgroup mortality compared to other racial/ethnic groups. In this interview, Co-Principal Investigator Dr. Latha Palaniappan, a clinical professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, describes CAUSES: Causes of Asian American Mortality Understood by Socioeconomic Status, a NIMHD-funded RO1 grant. (more)

NIMHD Director Addresses Smoking Cessation Challenges in Minority Populations

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, NIMHD Director Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable presented a special lecture, Tobacco Use Behavior and Health Consequences among U.S. Racial/Ethnic Minorities, on October 13 in the Lipsett Amphitheater at the Clinical Center. (more)

NIMHD Program Official Assists in Ebola Effort in Guinea

Dr. Rick Berzon, a health scientist administrator at NIMHD, recently returned from a three-month detail in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa, where he assisted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) USG (United States Government) Ebola Response effort. (more)

Census Bureau Reports at Least 350 Languages Spoken in U.S. Homes

U.S. Census Bureau released a set of new tables today detailing hundreds of languages that U.S. residents speak at home. (more)

National Institutes of Health Addresses the Science of Diversity

The US biomedical research workforce does not currently mirror the nation’s population demographically, despite numerous attempts to increase diversity. (more)

Health Disparities in U.S. Still Persist According to Report

According the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), significant disparities in the burden of disease and illness experienced by different groups persist. (more)

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HHS Disparities Action Plan

The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities outlines goals and actions.

Recent NIH News

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February 9, 2016 - Tick genome reveals secrets of a successful bloodsucker

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February 5, 2016 - NIH seeks research applications to study Zika in pregnancy, developing fetus

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February 5, 2016 - NIH researchers identify striking genomic signature shared by five types of cancer

Director's Corner

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. (Eh-lee-SAY-oh PEH-rez STAH-blay)

NIMHD welcomes
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., as new Director. (more)

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