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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)

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.
Click here to apply. Letters of acceptance will be sent the week of June 15, 2015.

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)

Recent NIH News

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April 22, 2015 - NIH expands medical scholars program, announces new class

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April 20, 2015 - Drugs that activate brain stem cells may reverse multiple sclerosis

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April 20, 2015 - Global pandemic of fake medicines poses urgent risk, scientists say

NIMHD Acting Director

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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