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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, Maryland. The special issue, titled "Proceedings from the 2014 Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference (MHHDGC)," will feature topics from presenters whose basic, clinical, and translational science work focuses on the conference’s theme - Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of U.S. and Global Health Equity.

This Special Issue aims to showcase the excellence in research and scientific discoveries in minority health and health disparities on topics such as behavioral and social sciences, cancer research, biomedical informatics and computational biology, environmental health and toxicology, neuroscience, health literacy, public health, and more. The guest editors for the special issue are Dr. Mark Edberg, Department of Anthropology, Columbian College of Arts & ScienceWebsite; Dr. Barbara E. Hayes, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Texas Southern University; Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, Morehouse School of Medicine; and Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou, Molecular Toxicology Research Laboratory, Jackson State University.

Full manuscripts from conference presenters will be accepted until August 30, 2015. For complete submission details, visit