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NIH names Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., as Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Dr. Pérez-Stable is expected to join NIH in September. (more)

Exploring New Opportunities for Disparities Research in Chronic Disease Prevention

More than 90 leading academic, research, clinical, and public health experts in community-based and chronic disease prevention efforts gathered at the Workshop on the Science of Prevention and Health Promotion to Address Health Disparities in March to discuss disparities in chronic disease prevention, with the goal to identify research gaps and opportunities for targeted initiatives. (more)

NIMHD Workshop Aims to Prevent HIV Among Diverse Young Men Who Have Sex With Men

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) hosted a workshop in February to discuss current research and challenges regarding behavioral interventions to prevent HIV infection in young men who have sex with men (MSM) from diverse backgrounds. (more)

On a Quest to Combat Surgical Disparities, NIMHD and the American College of Surgeons Hold Symposium

More than 60 researchers, surgeons, scientists and federal leaders convened at the Symposium on Disparities in Surgical Care and Outcomes this spring to assess the current state of the science and develop a research agenda for addressing the disparities in surgical care, outcomes and treatment. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) hosted the event with the American College of Surgeons in Bethesda, Maryland, on May 7-8, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus. (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)

NIH Honors National Minority Health Month with Vigor

A Fireside Chat with Senior Adviser to the President Valerie Jarrett and a Science Café with former U.S. Congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) were but a few of the prominent events that NIH held to commemorate National Minority Health Month. This annual celebration proved to be extra special as this year marks several milestones in public health as it relates to minority health and health disparities. (more)

Impacting Lives Through Free Dental Clinic in College Park, Maryland

Deamonte Driver, a 12-year-old boy from Washington, D.C., who died after an untreated tooth infection, is the inspiration behind the Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy & Health Equity Festival, which provided a free dental clinic to more than 1,200 patients last fall. (more)

Request for Information (RFI) Soliciting Input into the NIH Science Vision for Health Disparities Research (NOT-MD-15-006)

NIMHD is embarking on a scientific planning process in collaboration with other NIH Institutes and Centers to define a vision that will guide the development of the science of health disparities research for the next decade. The NIMHD serves as the focal point at the NIH for the conduct of research, research training, capacity-building and outreach dissemination of minority health and health disparities. Deadline for responses is July 31, 2015. (more)

2015 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course
Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research
Course will be held August 3-14, 2015 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. (more).

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July 30, 2015 - High-resolution 3D images reveal the muscle mitochondrial power grid

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July 30, 2015 - Dr. Peter Kilmarx appointed Deputy Director of Fogarty International Center

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