News Releases - 2015
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 Statement on World AIDS Day 2015
December 1, 2015 - When the first cases of what would become known as AIDS were reported in 1981, scientists and physicians did not know the cause and had no therapies to treat those who were infected.
DNA repair factor linked to breast cancer may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease
November 30, 2015 - Mutant forms of breast cancer factor 1 (BRCA1) are associated with breast and ovarian cancers but according to new findings, in the brain the normal BRCA1 gene product may also be linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
NIH researchers link single gene variation to obesity
October 29, 2015 - A single variation in the gene for brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) may influence obesity in children and adults, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
NIH commits $36M to train junior faculty in Africa
September 24, 2015 - To encourage junior faculty at African academic institutions to pursue research careers, the National Institutes of Health is awarding up to $36.5 million over five years in the next phase of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI).
NIMHD welcomes nine new members to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities
September 10, 2015 - The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has announced the appointment of nine new members to the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NACMHD), NIMHD’s principal advisory board.
Health Disparities in U.S. Still Persist According to Report
June 5, 2015 - According the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), significant disparities in the burden of disease and illness experienced by different groups persist.
NIH names Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
April 28, 2015 - National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., as Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Dr. Pérez-Stable is expected to join NIH in September.
NIH expands medical scholars program, announces new class
April 22, 2015 - The National Institutes of Health has selected 55 talented and diverse students, representing 37 U.S.-accredited universities, for the fourth class of its Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP), its largest class to date.
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