Features - 2014
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.
December 12, 2014 - NIMHD welcomed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Amy Elliott last month to present a line of research to build American Indian health studies through transdisciplinary collaboration. Elliott explained the evolution of the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH) program, an NIMHD-funded research grant, and how it helps tribal communities and health researchers collaborate on studies that focus on improving the social determinants of health of AIs in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
November 24, 2014 - 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.
November 17, 2014 - The familiar proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” means that difficult situations or problems often inspire creative solutions. This was the case for Dr. Charles Lee, president and founder of Polyglot Systems, Inc. (www.pgsi.com), which creates technology solutions for language access in health care.
November 14, 2014 - Chronic poverty and low socioeconomic status are associated with disparities in a child's mental and behavioral health, intellectual growth and development, and educational achievement, particularly among racial and ethnic minority populations, according to two reports of the U.S. Surgeon General on mental health. A strong parent-child relationship can have a positive impact on a child’s mental and behavioral development.
October 21, 2014 - Launched in 2005, the NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative is a vibrant part of the NIMHD portfolio. CBPR has proven to be a viable research method to address health disparities among racial/ethnic minorities, low-income, and rural populations.
October 17, 2014 - On Sept. 9, NIMHD welcomed Dr. José Luchsinger, director and principal investigator of the Northern Manhattan Center of Excellence in Minority Health and Health Disparities at Columbia University (NOCEMHD), at the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities meeting to present findings on “Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in Northern Manhattan.”
September 26, 2014 - Dr. William G. Coleman Jr., distinguished member of the scientific community, died of cancer on Monday, August 18 at the age of 72.
July 10, 2014 - The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) recently announced that it has signed onto the parent trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 research project grant program, thrusting investigator-initiated research on minority health and health disparities into the spotlight.
May 9, 2014 - NIMHD is joining the NIH community in celebrating Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, and local government employees. PSRW’s 2014 theme is “Proud to Serve” and NIMHD is celebrating by participating in the “I ‘Heart’ Public Service” photo campaign.
April 25, 2014 - “A shock to the system,” said one colleague on learning of Dr. John Ruffin’s retirement from federal service and as director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, having admired his passion, commitment and tenacity for so many years to make minority health and health disparities a national priority. And the question many ask is how did he do it?
April 24, 2014 - As part of NIH Take Your Child to Work Day 2014, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) sponsored Smart Cycling clinics to provide children an opportunity to learn the basic skills of bicycle safety and Micro Chef classes to teach them the importance of eating healthy.