Inside NIMHD Feature Articles
Read about minority health and health disparities news and events from NIMHD undertakings that engage our stakeholders.
On May 22 and 23, 2017, NIMHD and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health convened a workshop on identifying structural racism/discrimination (SR/D) and addressing it in minority health and health disparities research.
Now in its fifth year, “Science Day at NIH” highlighted an unexpected and recurring theme for the day: passion. Nearly 500 students from 11 area schools recently attended the event at the Natcher Bldg., where they were engrossed in an assortment of science and health care activities and career options.
On a cloudy, brisk day in April, NIH staff, contractors and friends gathered on the lawn in front of Bldg. 1 to participate in the 2nd Minority Health 5K Walk/Run. Hosted by NIMHD, along with the NIH Office of Research Services and the Recreation and Welfare Association’s Fitness and Well-Being Program, the event was part of 2018 National Minority Health Month activities.
The National Institutes of Health awarded a two-year, $300,000 Bench-to-Bedside grant to epidemiologist Chandra L. Jackson, PhD, MS. Dr. Jackson, an Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator, leads the NIEHS Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Equity research group, and holds an adjunct investigator appointment with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The Bench-to-Bedside Program funds research teams seeking to translate basic scientific findings into therapeutic interventions for patients and to increase understanding of important disease processes.
“There are a host of health disparities that affect people in this country, and if we are not intent on finding solutions, then who will?” began Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh, provost and chief academic officer of Howard University, as the inaugural Health Disparities Research Summit opened on Friday, April 7, 2017.
Dreams of becoming a doctor often remain only dreams for many students from disadvantaged communities. Generally, their schools may lack the academic enrichment programs and direct mentoring, which greatly benefit students from other backgrounds. However, Science Day seeks to inspire and prepare kids from diverse backgrounds to become health care and science professionals.
To celebrate National Minority Health Month, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities held its inaugural Minority Health 5K Walk/Run at NIH on Apr. 12. With more than 400 registered participants and a sunny day, the lawn in front of Bldg. 1 was packed with exercise enthusiasts.
This two-day workshop discussed the use of race and ethnicity data in biomedical and clinical research and their application to minority health and health disparities research.
The Office of Strategic Planning, Legislation and Scientific Policy at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has added three staffers.
Kimberly Allen recently was named executive officer at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. She had served as deputy EO since 2015. Before coming to NIMHD, Allen was deputy executive officer at NIGMS.
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities recently added six employees to its scientific staff.
Former NIMHD Clinical Director Dr. Eddie Reed was inducted into the 2015 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, posthumously, on October 17, 2015.
NIMHD and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., have launched an educational outreach initiative titled Brother, You're On My Mind (BYOMM): Changing the National Dialogue Regarding Mental Health Among African-American Men.
NIMHD Acting Director Dr. Yvonne Maddox has retired from NIH after nearly 30 years of distinguished service, having earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues along the way.
Dr. Rick Berzon, a health scientist administrator at NIMHD, served a three-month detail in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa, where he assisted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) USG (United States Government) Ebola Response effort.
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