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CTBR member Levi Waldron awarded sole-investigator R03 award for study on ovarian cancer

CTBR member Levi Waldron, Assistant Professor at the CUNY School of Public Health, was recently awarded a sole-investigator R03 award from NIH for his proposal Validation and Clinical Relevance of...

HHS OMH Director Dr. J. Nadine Gracia Talks about the ACA’s Impact on Advancing Health Equity

From OMH:
Policies like the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – which has provided millions of people with access to quality health care – have shown success in reducing health disparities that plague racial and ethnic minorities in America. HHS Office of Minority Health Director Dr. J. Nadine Gracia recently spoke with The Nation’s Health about how the ACA and other federal policies are...

CTBR Members Awarded over $2 million in External Grants

Funding agencies continue to recognize CTBR members’ cutting-edge research. Recently, our members received a total of $2,022,797 in external grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to name a few. The full list of recent awardees and projects is below....

Recap: National Minority Mental Health Month

From OMH:

During July – National Minority Mental Health Month – federal agencies, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, advocates, media and consumers joined efforts to raise awareness about the persistence of health disparities in behavioral health, and what we can do to improve...

ScienceInsider Interviews New NIMHD Director Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable

At the beginning of September, ScienceInsider spoke with NIMHD’s incoming director Dr. Eliseo Perez-Stable about his new role and plans for the agency after its founding director, John Ruffin, retired last year.

Read the complete Q&A at ScienceInsider: Science| DOI:...

CTBR member Paul Feinstein's student wins Goldwater Scholarship

From Hunter News:  Since his freshman year at Hunter, Zach Gershon ’16 has worked in Professor Paul Feinstein’s laboratory, a center for biomedical research. Last summer, that work brought him recognition and extended support from the...

CTBR member Mande Holford writes on science's role in diplomacy

"Diplomacy is like a 10-speed bicycle—most gears never get used. The scientific and diplomatic communities should shift science diplomacy into a higher gear so that nations can confront the many daunting challenges ahead."

Read the full Science Magazine article here.

Remembering Congressman Louis Stokes

Louis Stokes, the first African-American congressman from Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 after battling lung and brain cancer. He was 90 years old. As a public servant, Congressman Stokes dedicated his work to championing equality and health equity for minority communities in his home state of Ohio as well as across the national. Mr. Stokes was a stalwart member of congress...

Proceedings from the 2014 Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference to be Published as Special Issue in an International Journal

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), an interdisciplinary, open access journal, will publish a special issue highlighting the 2014 Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference (MHHDGC), which was held on December 1-3 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor,...