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

Posted by on October 18th, 2017 Posted in: Minority Health Concerns

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will fund 12 specialized research centers to conduct research, research training, and community engagement activities focused on improving minority health and reducing health disparities. The grantees are:

  • Leveraging Bio-Cultural Mechanisms to Maximize the Impact of Multi-Level Preventable Disease Interventions with Southwest Populations; Flavio Marsiglia, Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe
  • Involving Communities in Delivering and Disseminating Health Disparity Interventions; Ashwini Sehgal, M.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Duke Center for REsearch to AdvanCe Healthcare Equity; Kimberly Johnson, M.D., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions; Darrell J. Gaskin, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Center for the Study of Asian American Health; Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Dr.P.H., New York University School of Medicine, New York City
  • Obesity Health Disparities Research Center; Mona Fouad, M.D., M.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Arkansas Center for Health Disparities; James Raczynski, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock
  • The Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health Disparities; Spero M. Manson, Ph.D. and Lonnie A. Nelson, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Denver
  • Center for Health Equity Research (CHER); Robert Andrew Winn, M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities; Victoria Behar Mitrani, Ph.D. and Mario R. De La Rosa, Ph.D., University of Miami, Florida
  • Transdisciplinary Research, Equity, and Engagement Center for Advancing Behavioral Health; Lisa Marie Cacari-Stone, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque
  • Texas Center for Minority Health, Education, Research, and Outreach; Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, Ph.D., University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth

To read more about these grantees and their areas of focus, check out the NIH News Release, “NIH to fund Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities” from October 5, 2017.

Text adapted from the NIH News Release.

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