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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)

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)

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Health Equity Summit: “30 Years of Advancing Health Equity; The Heckler Report: A Force for Ending Health Disparities in America"

The Health Equity Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the HHS Office of Minority Health on Monday, April 27, 2015 is now available to view webcast until July 27, 2015. Click here to view webcast.

NIH Expands Medical Scholars Program, Announces New Class

"Our new class more closely resembles the diversity that has made the United States a world leader in technology and biomedical research and reflects a concerted recruitment effort to reach out to more segments of the research and academic communities." - Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox, NIMHD acting director (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).

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)

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July 2, 2015 - In blinding eye disease, trash-collecting cells go awry, accelerate damage

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July 1, 2015 - Boys more likely to have antipsychotics prescribed, regardless of age

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June 29, 2015 - Umbilical cord ‘milking’ improves blood flow in preterm infants

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