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Read about minority health and health disparities news and events from NIMHD undertakings that engage our stakeholders.

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Science Day at NIH Seeks to Empower Students

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.

Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, NIMHD Director (R), Rear Admiral Peter Kilmarx, Assistant Surgeon General and Deputy Director of the NIH John E. Fogarty Center (L), and Dr. Regina James, NIMHD Director of Clinical & Health Sciences Research (C)

5K Walk/Run Marks National Minority Health Month

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.

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NIMHD Welcomes Three New Staffers

The Office of Strategic Planning, Legislation and Scientific Policy at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has added three staffers.

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Allen Named NIMHD Executive Officer

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.

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NIMHD Adds to Scientific Staff

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities recently added six employees to its scientific staff.

NIMHD Acting Director Dr. Yvonne Maddox

NIMHD's Maddox Retires

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.

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NIMHD Program Official Assists in Ebola Effort in Guinea

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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