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Welcome SPUR Fellows 2015!

The CTBR’s Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) welcomes its 2015 cohort on Monday, June 1:

Andrea Gabriela Hernandez-Vega* - University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, Psychology and Mental Health Major
Mentor: Jeff Parsons

Anthony Longoria* - Saint Edward's University, Psychology with Behavioral Neuroscience Major     

NPA Announces Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets for Health Disparities Research and Programs

National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) Data, Research and Evaluation Workgroup announced recently the availability of a Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets. The Compendium is a resource of publicly available data pertinent to research and programs aiming to end health disparities. The Compendium is available to all...

Health Equity Summit Webcast Available On-Demand


A new webcast, Health Equity Summit - 30 Years of Advancing Health Equity; The Heckler Report: A Force for Ending Health Disparities in America, is available for on-demand viewing until July 27, 2015.

The Health Equity Summit was an observance of National Minority Health Month and the 30th anniversary of the landmark 1985 HHS Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on...

Innovative Data Tool Provides Detailed Look at Health Disparities

From The Office of Minority Health:
The Office of Minority Health and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion have partnered to launch a new Health Disparities Tool, which summarizes health disparities and displays changes in health disparities over time for measurable, population-based Healthy People 2020 objectives with...

CTSC Offers Free Workshops in Drug and Device Development in June 2015

The CTSC is sponsoring free skills aquisition workshops on the Drug and Device Development Process. Details are listed below. To register for one or all, visit

Drug Development and FDA Regulations...

2014 Professional Development Awards

We recently awarded 1 pilot project, 3 innovation seed funding projects as part of our 2014-2015 Professional Development Awards Program. Each pilot receives up to $140,000 over two years ($70,000/year); the seed funding recipients each receive $20,000 for a one year project. We also funded 2 mini-sabbatical awards, 1 facility service fee awards, and 2 expert mentor awards.


2015 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course

Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from August 3, 2015 to August 14, 2015.


NIH-National Medical Association Now Accepting Applications for Travel Awards Program

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in conjunction with the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the National Medical Association (NMA) are pleased to announce the NIH-NMA...