Features - 2017

Learn about NIMHD extramural and intramural research and programs. Here you'll find recent stories, announcements, and videos about research funded or conducted by NIMHD.

Workshop Examines the Use of Race and Ethnicity in Genomics and Biomedical Research

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March 28, 2017 - The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) hosted a two-day workshop in October at the NIH Neuroscience Center Building in Rockville, Maryland.

The Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research Walks Beside, Not In Front of, Diverse Hawaiian Communities to Control Diabetes

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March 10, 2017 - Native Hawaiians are twice as likely to develop diabetes as Whites living in Hawaii and four times more likely to die of stroke. These are the kinds of health problems being addressed by the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research and its network of community partners.

Study Finds Site of Delivery Contributes to Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-related Severe Maternal Morbidity

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March 6, 2017 - A recent study examining the impact of hospital quality on racial and ethnic disparities in pregnancy-related morbidity in New York City found that differences in the hospitals where Black and White women deliver contribute to the disparity in severe maternal morbidity rates.

A New NIH Experience Charted for the Next Generation of Minority Health and Health Disparities Researchers

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February 15, 2017 - "Imagine you are a 65-year-old woman who has hypertension and diabetes that have been poorly controlled due to your everyday life stressors," began Dr. Lisa A. Cooper, as the auditorium fell silent.

Do Youth Have the Ability to Understand and Participate in HIV Prevention Research?

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February 13, 2017 - Researchers usually have to get a parent’s permission before enrolling a minor in a study—which can make it hard to do research with gay and bisexual youth. NIMHD-funded researchers found that 14- to 17-year-olds are capable of understanding a hypothetical study on HIV prevention.