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Q and A: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

NIMHD Acting Director Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox is featured on page 11 of the latest ASN Kidney News magazine, where she speaks about NIMHD’s “mandate to coordinate minority health and health disparities research at NIH.” Dr. Maddox provides an in-depth look at how NIMHD has made an impact on minority health and health disparities, the Institute’s vision for the future, and what role it plays in fostering research in kidney disease health disparities. (more)

April is National Minority Health Month

During National Minority Health Month, we raise public awareness about health and health care disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and efforts to advance health equity. In honor of National Minority Health Month, NIMHD will host the fourth NIH Minority Health Promotion Day and other events. (more)

2015 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course
Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research
Coming August 3-14, 2015 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Notice on the application submission date coming soon. (more)

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)

Recent NIH News

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April 16, 2015 - NIH study finds genetic link for rare intestinal cancer

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April 15, 2015 - Whitescarver steps down as director of NIH’s Office of AIDS Research

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April 15, 2015 - NIH launches largest clinical trial focused on HIV-related cardiovascular disease

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Dr. Yvonne Maddox
Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox

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Dr. Maddox, panelist, National Study on University Admissions in the Health Professions Report released September 30. Click here for previously recorded webcast.

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