NIMHD in the News - 2016
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November 18, 2016 — Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been awarded a five-year, $2.3 million federal grant to study and build upon the success of an innovative program in Springfield, MA to improve the health of low-income African-American men.
November 7, 2016 — The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has awarded UTEP’s Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) more than $150,000.
October 10, 2016 — The University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health will lead a comprehensive study of racial disparities in nursing homes and how that relates to quality of life and quality of care.
August 29, 2016 — A clinical trial that quietly launched earlier this month is testing how the use of a shared decisionmaking tool affects the way minority patients decide on treatment for knee pain — and whether they are healthier and happier as a result.
August 24, 2016 — Smoking rates are higher among adults who live below the poverty level or who never attended college.
August 14, 2016 — A group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan receives a $9 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the efficacy of a HIV prevention intervention called iCON.
August 8, 2016 — The movement of the World Health Organization to declassify transgender identity as a mental disorder is simultaneously a step forward in affirming the personhood of gender-minority individuals and a step backward in diagnoses that adequately reflect their health needs.
August 1, 2016 — With more than a dozen grant-funded research programs, the University of Guam is quickly becoming a prime research institution for the region, elevating the university to more than an educational center, says UOG President Robert Underwood.
July 8, 2016 — San Diego State University receives $10 million National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) endowment for health disparities work.
June 28, 2016 — Dr. Cheryl Willman and top researchers found that Native American and Hispanic children had different genetic mutations than white children and needed treatments tailored just for them.
May 12, 2016 — Dr. Sanjay Basu, principal investigator at Stanford University, Palo Alto, is featured on the NIH Director’s Blog as an NIH Director’s 2015 New Innovator awardee. The New Innovator award is an NIH Common Fund High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, which supports exceptionally creative, early-career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects with no preliminary data required.
April 27, 2016 — The University at Albany aims to diversify its graduate faculty and student population and focus increased attention on health disparities research with the help of a $10 million federal grant.
April 21, 2016 — The Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity Center will be one of the first national centers focused on using precision-medicine tools to improve the health of underserved ethnic and racial groups.
April 7, 2016 — Florida International University won a $9.5 million endowment from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
February 16, 2016 — Neurologist Beau Nakamoto recalls it as though it was just yesterday. A friend confided that he was infected with HIV. He shared how frustrated he was that although the virus was controlled with medication, his ability to think just wasn’t the same.