NIMHD in the News - 2019

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The Doctor Is In

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March, 2019 — The Maryland Center for Health Equity (CHE) at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health was established in 2010 as an NIMHD Center of Excellence focusing on the elimination of health disparities and achieving health equity. One of their many outreach endeavors was recently highlighted by Leader’s Edge magazine. CHE Director Stephen B. Thomas, Ph.D., loves barbershops and saw a way to connect Black men to health providers while getting a haircut. This practice is designed to increase minority participation in clinical trials and empower them to take charge of their health by having periodical preventive health visits.

In NYC and Around the Country, Racial Skew Hampers Trials for New Medicines and Treatments

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February 4, 2019 — Health can be affected by things that may not even usually be thought of in relation to health, and some of these may affect non-White populations disproportionately.

Puerto Rico's 'fear lab' mentors neuroscience rigor amid diversity

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January 30, 2019 — "The retreat gave me the security to rely on the other people in the lab," noted a current undergraduate.


Friends' Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

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January 9, 2019 — Add another danger that e-cigarettes pose to teenagers: A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in adolescents with the respiratory condition.