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NIH Research Training Opportunity! Deadline is January 31, 2015

Students in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of medical, dental and veterinary programs with a strong interest in biomedical research are encouraged to apply for the National Institutes of Health Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). MRSP is comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program that aims to train a diverse group of future clinician-scientists and biomedical researchers, using hands on research experiences carefully guided by NIH mentors and augmented with a didactic educational experience of lectures and seminars. MRSP is a residential program and participants are required to live in the housing provided on the NIH campus. (more)

Webinar Recording Available: NIH Medical Research Scholars Program

On Friday, January 9, NIH leadership, program directors and staff and participating scholars held a webinar to present the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program and discuss the application process with students, faculty and others interested in applying or supporting applicants for the 2015-16 cohort. To view the slide presentation, please click here. To view the recorded webinar, please click here.

Download 2015 Health Planners from the National Institutes of Health Photo of free planner

New from the National Institutes of Health: “A Year of Health: A Guide to a Healthy 2015 for You and Your Family.” These FREE planners include health tips and information about bones, joints, muscles, skin, and pain for multicultural communities. Download an electronic version for free, visit NIAMS online.

NIMHD Grantee Featured in APA’s Special Issue on Mental Health Disparities

Culturally-tailored integrative health care is key in providing successful mental health treatment to racial and ethnic minorities in a primary care setting, according to a new manuscript co-authored by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities grantee TCC for Health Disparities Research at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and collaborators. The manuscript has been designated as the lead article that frames the American Psychological Association’s Special Issue on Mental Health Disparities in the Psychological Services journal. Click here for the news. (more)

New Study Finds Holistic Admissions Benefit Health Professions Schools

A new study, funded in part by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), finds holistic admissions has a positive impact on diversity, student success and academics in health professions schools. Holistic review is a university admissions strategy that assesses an applicant’s unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as grades and test scores. (more)

NIMHD Propels Health Disparities Research by Joining Trans-NIH R01 Grant Program

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) recently announced that it has signed onto the parent trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 research project grant program, thrusting investigator-initiated research on minority health and health disparities into the spotlight. (more)

Recent NIH News

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January 27, 2015 - NIH launches tool to advance Down syndrome research

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January 23, 2015 - Diaper compound may expand power of microscopes

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January 20, 2015 - NIH researchers tackle thorny side of gene therapy

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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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