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Monday, 10/05/2015

Funding Opportunities

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)

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01), PA-13-328

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

National Conference on Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia in Native American Communities. October 15-16, Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Aug 15 early bird registration deadline.

Research Webinar Series on Disability & Health Disparities. July 21, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) course on the science of health disparities at the NIH campus; August 3-14, 2015. Apply at by Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (11:59 pm EST).

Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, November 18-22, 2015, Orlando, FL.

Summer Institute Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research.

Well-Being Measures in Minority Aging Research and Policy Analyses. 2015 GSA RCMAR Preconference

Past Meetings of Interest

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

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.

NIH names Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable (CADC RCMAR) director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

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.

"Fifteen Years of Progress in Measurement and Methods at the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research" by authors Jeanne A. Teresi, Anita L. Stewart, and Sidney M. Stahl
J Aging Health 2012;24 985-991

Related News

Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. 1-2 year fellowships for MDs. Applications open in September, due December.

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

CDC names Bill Benson a Health Equity Champion for his work on American Indian aging issues

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



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