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NIMHD Selects Recipients of the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award


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THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has selected recipients of the 2018 William G. Coleman, Jr, PhD, Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award. Now in its second year, this competitive award supports research in the area of minority health and health disparities; it provides not only a monetary benefit, but also mentorship under either NIMHD intramural or NIMHD adjunct intramural investigators. 

2018 NIMHD Awardees 

HERE IS A LIST of the 2018 NIMHD awardees and the studies they will lead. 

  • Megan Clarke, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, “Evaluating the Associations of Symptom Appraisal and Barriers to Care With Endometrial Cancer Presentation and Outcomes in a Diverse Population” 
  • Claire L. Meaney, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, “Inflammation-Based Markers of Lung Cancer Risk and Survival in African Americans” 
  • Natalie Mora, MD, of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “Exploring the Relationship Between Insulin Resistance and Lipoprotein Subclass Profile in a Diverse Population of Hispanics” 
  • Michelle Shardell, PhD, and Nancy Chiles Shaffer, PhD, of the National Institute on Aging, “Addressing Disparities in Optimal Vitamin D Levels for Functional Outcomes in Older Adults” 
  • Salman M. Tajuddin, MD, PhD, of the National Institute on Aging, “The Impact of Plasma Metabolites on Genome-Wide DNA Methylation and Accelerated Aging in African Americans.” 

Applications were accepted from postdoctoral fellows, staff scientists, and staff clinicians within the NIH Intramural Research Program. Each award will provide $15,000 for supplies and services to be used prior to the end of 2018. ■


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