|April 29, 2013|
If you have news, information, events, and research findings pertaining to health disparities, we want to know about it. We also welcome you to share your research as part of our Health Disparities Seminar Series. Please send information to Brandolyn White at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 919-843-3539. Please forward your announcements by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements are sent out before COB on Mondays.
APRIL IS NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH MONTH
Early-onset baldness in African-American men may be linked to prostate cancer
"Baldness was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer among African-American men, and risk for advanced prostate cancer increased with younger age and type of baldness, according to data from the University of Pennsylvania (home of the Abramson Cancer Center) published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research."
Study links revamped primary care services to better A1C in Blacks
"Rural, low-income black patients with type 2 diabetes who received primary care services that featured education, coaching and medication intensification attained greater reductions in A1C and systolic blood pressure levels compared with those who had usual care, a study found."
Heart Failure Doesn't Discriminate
"Both black and white Americans have similar, higher than expected, lifetime risk of heart failure."
"Lifetime risk for heart failure is similar for blacks and whites and higher than expected for both groups -- ranging from 20 to 45 percent -- according to a new Northwestern Medicine® study."
Research Opportunity: Are you an African American breast cancer survivor or caregiver to someone with breast cancer?
You may be eligible to participate in a focus group to share your opinions about peer support and provide feedback on how to take a training program and turn it into one that will best serve African American breast cancer survivors and caregivers. An incentive will be provided for participation.
You may qualify if you are African-American; between the ages of 18-99 years; and have received a diagnosis with breast cancer or is/was a caregiver to someone with breast cancer.
If interested, please call La-Shell Johnson at (919) 843-1479 or email at email@example.com
This study has been approved by the UNC-CH IRB (IRB Study # 12-1941).
Research Opportunity: Colorectal Cancer & African American Men
A study is currently recruiting African American men (between ages 19-45) to better understand the intersection of male role norms, knowledge, attitudes and intentions to screen for colorectal cancer among young adult African American men.
If you are an African-American male between 19 and 45 years old living in the U.S., then you are qualified to participate by completing a survey at www.ChangeThaGame.com. It will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. Eligible participants who complete the will be considered for 1 of 4 incentives.
For more information and if you have any questions, contact Charles R. Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 438-2412.
This study has been approved by the Texas A&M University IRB (TAMU IRB2013-0088).
"One of the key goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to reduce the number of uninsured through a Medicaid expansion and the creation of health insurance exchange marketplaces with advance premium tax credits to help moderate-income individuals pay for this coverage. Given that people of color are at disproportionate risk of being uninsured and having low incomes, the ACA coverage expansions could particularly benefit communities of color and advance efforts to eliminate disparities. This brief provides an overview of health coverage by race and ethnicity today to provide greater insight into the potential impacts of the ACA coverage expansions for people of color."
Two New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Videos Available
"The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) released two new short videos about the role the Task Force plays in preventive medicine and its process for developing evidence-based recommendations."
View USPSTF Overview video.
View USPSTF on process for developing recommendations.
New Dissemination & Implementation Portal **New**
The field of Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) science is rapidly growing. The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, the integrated home of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, recently developed a web-based portal with new resources and tools to help guide your D&I research agenda. Many proposals now require a dissemination or implementation component, even if it is not the primary intent of the project.
The D&I portal has sample grant proposals, a list of journals most likely to publish your study results, and presentations on new methods. Especially helpful for grant submissions and publications are the implementation tools and references for implementation theories and frameworks.
Professional Development and Data Systems Workshop **New**
Date: July 25-26, 2013
Location: Bethesda, MD
Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) is conducting a professional development and data systems workshop at in Bethesda, Maryland for junior faculty, post-doctoral students, and doctoral students interested in Hispanic health research.
The two-day workshop is aimed to help prepare scholars interested in Hispanic health research strengthen their skills and knowledge to perform analytical studies of national and state health datasets to better contribute to Hispanic health care research and provision of adequate health care to Hispanics and other underserved populations. To learn more about the workshop, visit http://www.hshps.org/events/faculty-development-workshop/2013
Workshop Travel Awards: Scholars Program Ten students and faculty from HSHPS member institutions will be selected as the first cohort of the HSHPS Health Services Research Scholars Program. The 12-month program will provide travel awards to attend the workshop. Participants are expected to:
* Attend pre & post workshop activities on the evening of July 24th and July 26th.
* Complete four (4) evaluation forms to track progress
* Attend four (4) two-hour online courses on datasets and scientific writing
* Participants will be responsible for identifying a mentor during the workshop
* Engage in analytical studies of state or national datasets to study Hispanic healthcare research with the with the intent to publish in a peer-reviewed journal.
Call for Applications: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars **New**
The National Program Office (NPO) of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars (HSS) program is pleased to announce the release of our next Call for Applications to recruit our 12th cohort for the period September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016.
2013 Minority Fellowship Program, Psychology Summer Institute **New**
Date: July 14-20, 2013
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: May 1, 2013
The American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for our 2013 Minority Fellowship Program, Psychology Summer Institute to be held from July 14-20, 2013 in Washington, DC.
PSI provides educational, professional development and mentoring experiences to advanced doctoral students of psychology and psychologists who are in the early stage of their careers. Participants are guided toward developing a grant proposal, postdoctoral fellowship, dissertation, treatment program, publication or program evaluation project. All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities.
Participants will receive one-on-one mentoring on their projects by a consultant. Expert faculty will present seminars on selected topics such as grant writing, publishing and specific areas of research or service delivery. There will also be opportunities to network with representatives from federal agencies and foundations.
Racial Equity Institute, Anti-Racism Training
Date: June 13-14, 2013
Location: St. Paul Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC
The Anti-Racism training, delivered by the Racial Equity Institute, LLC is designed to build the capacity
of educators, health practitioners, child welfare advocates, judicial representatives, other professionals
and those persons who are interested in understanding and eliminating racial inequities
and disparities within our society.
19th National Health Equity Research Webcast
(formerly known as the Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health).
Topic: "Early Childhood Development: Investing in our Children and Our Future"
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 1:30-4:00pm EDT
Location: Webcast and Tate-Turner-Kuralt building auditorium
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, B.A., Director, Office of Head Start, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
Portia R. Kennel, M.S.W., Senior Vice President, Program Innovation, Ounce of Prevention Fund and Executive Director, Educare Learning Network
Sarah L. (Hicks) Kastelic, M.S.W.,Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Indian Child Welfare Association
Moderator: Khari M. Garvin, M.Ed., Director, NC Head Start-State Collaboration Office, Office of Early Learning (Pre-K - Grade 3), State Board of Education/Department of Public Instruction
This free, interactive session will be broadcast with a live audience in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium at the UNC School of Social Work and can be viewed over the Internet (webcast). Questions will be taken from broadcast participants by email and toll-free telephone.
For more information: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2013/
To register a group viewing site: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2013/broadcast/
To register to view on your personal computer: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2013/register/
To register for the studio audience at the TTK auditorium: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2013/studio/
Answers to frequently asked questions: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2013/faq.cfm
Participant comments from a previous year: www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2011/eval/comments.cfm
The 19th National Health Equity Research Webcast is presented by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Project and UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, in association with Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Please consider becoming a cosponsor or providing an endorsement!
11th Annual Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice Summer Workshop
Date: June 17-22, 2013
Location: Prairie View A&M University, College of Nursing
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Dorothy I. Height Center for Health Equity & Evaluation Research presents the 11th Annual Disparities in Health in America: Working Towards Social Justice Summer Workshop. 11th Annual Summer Workshop. The 11th Annual Disparities in Health in America Workshop: Working Towards Social Justice, is a six-day workshop that aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of health disparities, of means to enhance health equity, and of the bio-psychosocial approach in addressing health disparities in a minority and the medically underserved populations. The Summer Workshop will take place Monday, June 17- Saturday, June 22, 2013at Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing.
National Men's Health Day **New**
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hayes Taylor Memorial YMCA, Greensboro, NC
Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (PAR-13-189) **New**
Supplements to R01, P01, P50, and U01 Applications: PARs 13-174, 175, 176, 177
The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate and support cancer imaging and biomarker research to develop, optimize and clinically validate novel methods to: detect cancers at the earliest stages possible; reduce over-diagnosis; reduce false positive tests, and identify lethal cancers from non-lethal disease.
2013 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award
Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2013
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center announces the 2013 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 award to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. This cash award goes directly to the recipient and can be used for any purpose. This award honors Dr. Marci Kramish Campbell, a leader in cancer prevention and control, disparities, and survivorship research at UNC-Chapel Hill and across the nation. Graduate students in any of the population disciplines (epidemiology, nutrition, behavioral sciences, health services and outcomes research, psychology, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be in their final year with a dissertation defense that occurred or will occur between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. The faculty sponsor must be a Cancer Center member. The application package must include: a curriculum vitae; a one- to two-page, (single-spaced) research description; and at least two letters of support: one from the Center member faculty sponsor and at least one from another academic reference. One of the two references should be the chair of the student's dissertation committee and that letter should state that the student will defend his/her thesis in the appropriate time frame. The application should be submitted as a single PDF. Selection will be based on academic record, quality of the research, and supporting letters. The deadline for application is 5:00 pm on Friday, May 17, 2013. Email the application to Sara Vandegrift (email@example.com). Please also mail or deliver a hard copy of the application to: Sara Vandegrift, Administrative Support Specialist, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, CB# 7294, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7294. A mid-June award date is anticipated.
NCI Provocative Questions RFA
Funding source: National Cancer Institute
Deadline: June 20, 2013
"The provocative questions initiative has assembled a list of 24 important questions from the research community to stimulate the NCI's research communities to use laboratory, clinical and population sciences in especially effective and imaginative ways to answer the questions. The questions are categorized into 4 themes:"
*Cancer Prevention and Risk
*Mechanisms of Tumor Development or Recurrence
*Tumor Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis
*Cancer Therapy and Outcomes
Revision Applications for Basic Social and Behavioral Research on the Social, Cultural, Biological, and Psychological Mechanisms of Stigma (R01) Grant.
Funding source: HHS/NIH
Deadline: August 2, 2013
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued as part of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet), encourages revision applications to incorporate basic research on behavioral and social mechanisms underlying stigma into active R01 research projects. For this initiative, projects may focus on stigma processes and mechanisms from the perspective of stigmatized individuals or groups and/or of individuals or groups holding stigmatizing beliefs. Projects may examine stigma in the context of specific health conditions; however, the focus of the work must be on the underlying mechanisms of stigma rather than on condition-specific manifestations of stigma.
Full-Time Research Coordinator **New**
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Pediatrics is the National Coordinating Center (NCC) for a 13-site Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) community based testing and linkage to care (LTC) research program (i.e., SMILE) focused on linking HIV positive youth to medical care. SMILE is an acronym for the Strategic Multisite Initiative for the Identification, Linkage, and Engagement in Care of Youth with Undiagnosed HIV infection (SMILE in Caring for Youth). The NCC serves as the managerial hub for SMILE and is currently seeking a full-time National SMILE/ Linkage to Care Coordinator.
This position will provide national level coordination and data analysis & Q/A for the SMILE Program. The goal, to link all HIV positive youth to medical care, is achieved through partnerships forged between the local SMILE programs and their Local Health Department (LHD) as well as non-LHD testing agencies. In collaboration with the National SMILE/LTC Case Management Specialist, the national-level coordinator position will oversee the linkage to care activities being conducted at each site and has the primary function of providing guidance and technical assistance to the designated SMILE/LTC site staff conducting program activities.
If interested, please send resume to Bendu Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Disparities Internship - University of Maryland **New**
Health Sciences and Human Services Library / Vivian T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
The University of Maryland's Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) seeks an intern to work as part of a team on a National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health funded project, Project SHARE (Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment (Grant # 1G08LM011079-01).
Project SHARE is a 154 hour teen advocacy program. The intern will have a unique opportunity to support diverse tasks and gain professional skills. The selected intern will work with the HS/HSL project staff and Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy (VTTMAA), a magnet high school in Baltimore, Maryland. Working with librarians, educators, high school students and members of the community, the intern will be part of a team that builds capacity in students to reduce health disparities within their communities.
Responsibilities include contributing to a health advocacy curriculum for Baltimore City students attending a high school focusing on health professions; curriculum design for a health education curriculum that will be used by organizations nationwide; and incorporating complex, technical ideas into a functional, easily understandable format. Duties will include attending planning meetings to design aspects of the project, program evaluation, designing and developing curriculum, and incorporating comments and revisions into the existing curriculum. This is an opportunity to work in a positive, professional and dynamic environment and to gain confidence and develop skills in the workplace.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a background in teaching high school students, a track record of successful curriculum development, awareness of national health standards and experience in professional writing.
Healthy Schools Program Manager **New**
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Healthy Schools Program Managers are responsible for overall management and implementation of the Healthy Schools Program in a specific state or region.
Responsibilities will include overseeing the recruitment of schools; delivery of direct technical assistance to schools; coordination of technical assistance needs with national Alliance staff; development, cultivation, and management of key relationships within target/recruited schools; hands-on guidance and support to key school champion(s) coordinating the implementation of the Healthy Schools initiative in their schools; and accountability for specific outcomes demonstrated by the schools.
Performance will be measured by progress of the schools in the defined geographic region.
Many Cultures, One Goal: Better Health
|Last updated April 25, 2013|