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Prominent American Indian/Alaska Native Researchers Highlight Discoveries, Challenges at NIH Forum

Addressing the need for culturally-appropriate health research within American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, a recent research forum provided an opportunity for researchers to highlight their studies and share challenges in conducting biomedical research both inside and outside the AI/AN communities. Held on NIH’s campus, the AI/AN Research Forum featured presentations from several prominent NIH-funded AI/AN researchers and a panel discussion on the challenges in conducting biomedical research and developing a research career. (more)

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)

Recent NIH News

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March 3, 2015 - Scientists map memorable tunes in the rat brain

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February 27, 2015 - Liberia-U.S. clinical research partnership opens trial to test Ebola treatments

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February 26, 2015 - NIH announces $41.5 million in funding for the Human Placenta Project

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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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