News Releases & Announcements

Here you will find press releases, media advisories, media notes and announcements produced by NIMHD, as well as NIH. These offer a glance into the research, medical advances, and activities that define NIMHD.







NIMHD 2021 DEBUT award for an inexpensive, point-of-care sickle cell disease screening device

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DEBUT Challenge Awards Prizes to Future Bioengineers

Aug. 25, 2021 – Joining three other NIH institutes, NIMHD awarded $15,000 to a team from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania for their inexpensive, point-of-care sickle cell disease screening device designed to be implemented in low-to-middle income healthcare settings.






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NIH to Invest $29 Million to Address COVID-19 Disparities

Apr. 29, 2021 – New funds for the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities will launch 10 new CEAL teams and supplement the 11 already strengthening COVID-19 vaccine confidence and access.




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