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Friday, 12/19/2014

Funding Opportunities

National Institutes of Health - Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)
Deadline: February 16, 2015.

System-Level Health Services and Policy Research on Health Disparities (R01) RFA-MD-15-001. LOI Dec 20, 2014,
Application Jan 20, 2015.

The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard for MDs ,
Application Dec 15, 2014.

AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Scholars in Residence Fellowship. Professional training and networking for junior and mid-career level academics and clinical practitioners who are conducting disparities research.
Deadline November 7.

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

PA-12-149 Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)

NCI Career Development Awards to Promote Diversity

National Cancer Institute Funding in Health Disparities

Conferences and Meetings

The 2014 Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees' Conference (formerly named the International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities) will take place December 13, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. The conference is open to anyone interested in health disparities research.

Promoting and Measuring Well-Being and Health-Related Quality of Life: A Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar

September 25, 2014 |
12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET

Past Meetings of Interest

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

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

John Ruffin, PhD, announces his retirement from federal service and as director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the NIH, after almost 24 years at the helm. In his statement, Ruffin acknowledges the support, partnership and confidence of the NIMHD constituency in his leadership, and for the national health disparities enterprise that they have worked with him to create. To read the full statement click here

NIH/National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities Newsletter -

Richard Allman, MD, Director of the Deep South RCMAR,
awarded the 2013 Kent Award from the Gerontological Society of America for professional leadership.

New Enhance National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care Standards
- 4/23/13

Despite Poverty Today, Latinos May Define Rules in Aging America

"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

“Blood and Sovereignty--Native Americans Give Voice to Studies on Them”
New America Media - April 18, 2012

Ron J. Whitener, JD
Native Investigator
Native Elder Research Center

Related News

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

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



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