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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)

NIH commits $36M to train junior faculty in Africa

To encourage junior faculty at African academic institutions to pursue research careers, the National Institutes of Health is awarding up to $36.5 million over five years in the next phase of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). (more)

NIMHD Course Provides Scholars with a Foundation for Health Disparities Research

Having just emerged from a lecture by Dr. Daniel Onion, who discussed the cardiovascular disease prevention programs he has conducted for 40 years in rural Maine, recently written up in JAMA, Dr. Yolanda Haywood was eager to talk about her experience as one of 94 scholars selected for the 2015 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course. (more)

NIMHD Researchers Find Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Smoking-Related Beliefs and Susceptibility Among Youth Nonsmokers

NIMHD intramural researchers Kelvin Choi and Sherine El-Toukhy recently published a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health in which they examined racial/ethnic disparities in smoking-related beliefs and susceptibility among a nationally representative sample of U.S. youth nonsmokers. Nonsmokers are particularly important for tobacco control because they can initiate smoking if they hold favorable beliefs toward cigarette smoking. (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)

Now Available!
AHRQ Chartbook on Rural Healthcare

Compared to residents of suburbs, residents of rural areas received lower quality of care for more than a quarter of measures tracked; disparities were most common among measures of the National Quality Strategy (NQS) priority on healthy living, such a receipt of wellness checkups by children and cancer screening by adults. (more)

Recent NIH News

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October 1, 2015 - NIH invests $85 million for BRAIN Initiative research

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October 1, 2015 - Translational research focus of NIDA organizational shift

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September 30, 2015 - Dormant viral genes may awaken to cause ALS

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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