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NIMHD Course Provides Principles and Practice of Health Disparities Research

The annual NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course draws a diverse group of health care and public health professionals, researchers, scientists and members of community- and faith-based organizations seeking research tools to combat health disparities. This year, the course will take place August 11, 2014 to August 22, 2014 on the NIH campus. (more)

Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox to serve as Acting Director of NIMHD

Dr. Yvonne Maddox

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) announces the appointment of Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox, Ph.D., as NIMHD’s acting director. This appointment follows Dr. John Ruffin’s announcement last month of his retirement from federal service and as director of NIMHD after 24 years. (more)

NIH Health Disparities Seminar Series

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) sponsors the monthly NIH Health Disparities Seminar Series. The forum disseminates information on advances, gaps, and current issues related to health disparities research. The next NIH Health Disparities Seminar is on September 18, 2014. (more)

Call for Papers on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities

The American Journal of Public Health, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and the FDA Office on Minority Health intends to publish a supplement issue on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities. Submissions are invited that focus on major problem areas related to health disparities in the United States. (more)

Clark Atlanta University awarded $7.4M NIH grant for cancer research

Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta was awarded a $7.4 million renewal grant for the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD). The five-year grant, which was awarded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports cancer research infrastructure including technical research core laboratories and funding for the recruitment of researchers and for pilot studies. (more)

NIMHD Loves Public Service Because …

NIMHD is joining the NIH community in celebrating Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, and local government employees. PSRW’s 2014 theme is “Proud to Serve” and NIMHD is celebrating by participating in the “I ‘Heart’ Public Service” photo campaign. (more)

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