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Saturday, 02/06/2016

Funding Opportunities

Education and Health: New Frontiers (R01, R03, R21)

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults (PA-15-037), includes specific interest in health disparities

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy PAR-13-130 (R01), PAR-13-131 (R03), PAR-13-132 (R21)

All expenses paid summer research training opportunity for underrepresented junior faculty in the biomedical sciences.

Emerging Directions for Addressing Health Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease (R03)

Health Disparities and Alzheimer's Disease (R01) - PAR-15-349

NIH/NIA R01 (Due 1/13/16)
Aging Research on Stress and Resilience to Address Health Disparities in the United States (R01) Grant

NIA Diversity Supplement Program Explained.

National Institutes of Health - Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)

Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R03), PAR-13-074

Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01/R21)

Regional and International Differences in Health and Longevity at Older Ages:

R01, R21, & R03 (PA-13-123 to 125)

NCI Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity

National Cancer Institute Funding in Health Disparities

Research Project Grant (Parent R01; covers all topics)

Conferences and Meetings

Diversity and Cognitive Aging: Progress and Future Challenges. UC Davis, LAARC. 3/16/16. Click for details.

Summer Institutes: intensive mentored training to enhance research skills and promote scientific and career development for underrepresented junior faculty. March 1 deadline.

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN): workshops and mentoring

Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (Pride): workshops and mentoring

Past Meetings of Interest

RCMAR Workshop on NIA emerging priorities: Well-Being Measures in Minority Aging Research and Policy Analyses. November 18, 2015. Program

National Forum on Aging, Diversity & Inclusion, June 2015, Action Recommendations

2014 GSA RCMAR PreConCognitive Health Disparities Research & National Policy
Includes program, presentations, and other conference information.

Archived Webinar: Sick and Tired (Because of Racism) – Socio-Psychobiological Pathways of Embodiment
The February 2014 installment of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Health Disparities Seminar Series

2013 GSA RCMAR PreConMaximizing the Impact of Health Disparities Research with Older Adults: STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGING COMMUNITIES AND ASSESSING OUTCOMES

2014 RCMAR Annual Investigators Meeting

RCMAR in the News

NIH Office of the Director’s suggested research agenda on the process and impacts of diversity training for the biomedical workforce.
National Institutes of Health addresses the science of diversity
Hannah A. Valantine and Francis S. Collins
PNAS, 112:40, 2015

NIMHD welcomes new director Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.
NIH welcomes Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., as the new Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Pérez-Stable is joining NIMHD after a 37-year career as a research clinician and educator at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and founding director of UCSF’s RCMAR, the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities. (more)

NIA blog on minority recruitment and retention:

Older Black Lives Matter and Detroit Gentrification Means 'Forced Relocation' of Black Seniors, two articles from New American Media based on research presented at the 2015 RCMAR Annual Meeting.

Dr. Spero M. Manson, Director Native Elder Research Center RCMAR, was a featured panelist at a recent AI/AN Research Forum held on the NIH campus. See

Diversity training and health disparities research at the NIA. by Carl V. Hill, Director, NIA Office of Special Populations.

Join the Women of Color Research Network
by Marie A. Bernard, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging.

Related News

Status of Hispanic Older Adults: Trends and Recommendations. National Hispanic Council on Aging Report, 10/2015.

Recruiting grant peer reviewers from diverse backgrounds (6/3/15 NIA Blog)

New NIH Publication on "The Cultural Framework for Health."

New Resource: Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets for Health Disparities Research and Programs
From the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team, part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities.

The Death of a Black Nursing Home, New America Media, Feb. 2, 2015

Status of Older Hispanics: Stories from the Field
Report from the National Hispanic Council on Aging (11/14).



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