News Releases - 2017

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

NIH to fund seven Research Centers in Minority Institutions

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October 5, 2017 - The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health, will fund seven new awards to support the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Specialized Centers program.

NIH to fund Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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October 5, 2017 - Twelve specialized research centers designed to conduct multidisciplinary research, research training, and community engagement activities focused on improving minority health and reducing health disparities will launch.

NIH accelerates the use of genomics in clinical care

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August 8, 2017 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is awarding $18.9 million towards research that aims to accelerate the use of genome sequencing in clinical care. The new awards will generate innovative approaches and best practices to ensure that the effectiveness of genomic medicine can be applied to all individuals and groups, including diverse and underserved populations, and in healthcare settings that extend beyond academic medical centers.

NIMHD announces recipients for the inaugural William G. Coleman Jr., Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award

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August 1, 2017 - Three postdoctoral fellows within the NIH Intramural Research Program have been selected to receive the first William G. Coleman Jr., Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award. This competitive award seeks to support innovative research ideas and concepts - proposing potential for high impact in areas of minority health and health disparities research.