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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)

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.

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 17, 2015 - NIH awards new government-wide IT contract

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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

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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