|November 18, 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 Herleesha Anderson at email@example.com or contact 919-843-3539. Please forward your announcements by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements are sent out before COB on Mondays.
November is American Diabetes Awareness Month
Young men may have unrecognized eating disorders ***NEW***
Eating disorders are most often associated with young women, but a new study suggests young men can also become obsessed with their appearance and go to extremes to enhance their bodies.
Poorer Women Delay Examination of Breast Lumps, Study Suggests ***NEW***
Younger women with limited finances are more likely than others to delay seeking medical attention after finding an abnormality in their breast, according to a new study.
A good sidewalk might encourage exercise, study hints ***NEW***
The nicer their neighborhood sidewalks, the more active people tend to be, according to a new study from Detroit. Previous studies have also found neighborhood characteristics have an impact on healthy behaviors.
HPV Vaccine Rates Lagging in Southern U.S., Study Finds
White women were more likely than those in other racial/ethnic groups to begin and complete the vaccine series, according to the study published in the Nov. 12 online edition of the journal Vaccine.
"If a lower rate of HPV vaccine uptake in the South persists, it could contribute to the national burden of cervical cancer in the long run," Dr. Abbey Berenson, director of UTMB's Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women's Health, said in a university news release.
Carolina Breast Cancer Study Enrolls Record 3,000 Participants ***NEW***
Researchers leading the Carolina Breast Cancer Study (CBCS) have enrolled the 3,000th participant for the study's third phase, making it the largest-ever population-based study of breast cancer in North Carolina and one of the largest in the world.
Doctors Could Soon Be Performing Transplants Using Organs Infected With HIV ***NEW***
Transplants of HIV-infected organs might become legal in the United States for the first time since the deadly virus was discovered.
The organs would only be transplanted into people who are already HIV-positive, not people who don't have the infection. But that doesn't mean the new organ can't make them sicker.
Leading Organizations Develop a National Action Plan to Combat Health Disparities ***NEW***
"The State of African American Health: The National Action Plan Report" is being released today. The report of the 2013 African American Health Summit is a comprehensive analysis of health disparities and provides a roadmap for effectively addressing these disparities.
Group to Address Health Disparities in Minorities ***NEW***
"We are excited about the strength of the working group and our first project which is focused on advocating for an expanded vaccinations recommendation that would help to ensure low-income and minority communities are not disadvantaged in access to quality medical care," said Dr. LeNoir.
Outreach to Hispanics May Boost Organ Donation ***NEW***
The fastest growing segment of the U.S. population also has a growing need for donated organs, researchers say, and creative outreach programs could raise the number of Hispanic Americans willing to be organ donors.
Penn Medicine Awarded $1.5M to Study Health Care Disparities Among People with Disabilities ***NEW***
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded $1.5 million by The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to launch the Mrs. A and Mr. B Project to study health care disparities among people with disabilities. A collaborative research effort with Virtual Ability, Inc., the study aims to provide patients with information that will help them make more informed decisions about their medical care.
Maximizing the Impact of Health Disparities Research with Older Adults: Strategies for Engaging Communities and Assessing Outcomes
Date: November 20, 2013
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA
For more information, click here.
"Ethical Controversies in Research on Standard of Care: The Case of the SUPPORT Study"
Speakers: Nancy M.P. King, JD, Matthew M. Laughon, MD, and Daniel K. Nelson, MS
Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219
For more information, click here.
Profiles in Excellence Webinar: Quality Improvement Lessons from the 2013 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® Recipients
Each year, the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® honors hospitals and health systems that have systematically committed to achieving the Institute of Medicine's six quality aims--safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and equity. You are invited to join us for a pair of webinars this fall to learn more about the innovative strategies and initiatives of our 2013 Quest for Quality Prize recipients.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
1:00-2:00 pm ET (12:00-1:00 pm CT)
Fall 2013 UNC ECHO Health Disparities Seminar Series ***NEW***
"Venues for Meeting Sex Partners and Partner HIV Risk Characteristics: HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN064) Women's HIV SeroIncidence Study (ISIS)"
Malika Roman Isler, PhD, MPH
Department of Social Medicine
UNC School of Medicine
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Place: Rosenau Hall, Room 101
To view flyer, click here.
Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity (CRCGE) Captive Audience: Incarceration and the Family ***NEW***
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: UNC School of Law
The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, with nearly two and a quarter million individuals housed in state or federal prisons at the end of 2011. A great many of these prisoners--the vast majority of whom are men--have families: partners, children, and extended family members living outside prison walls and yet, at the same time, captive to the prisoner's sentence. This year, UNC School of Law's Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity will explore the myriad social dynamics implicated by incarceration's destabilized families, including both causes of the destabilization and their results.
AACR Annual Conference on Science of Cancer Health Disparities ***Re-advertised***
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host the sixth conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
Date: December 6-9, 2013
Location: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, in Atlanta, Ga.
NC A&T State University's Center for Outreach on Alzheimer's, Aging and Community Health (COAACH) and the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter invite you to the
5th ANNUAL ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CAREGIVERS CONFERENCE
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Time: 9:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm
General Admission: Free!
For more information and to register, click here.
35th Annual Minority Health Conference
Innovative Approaches to Youth Health: Engaging Youth in Creating Healthy Communities
Date: February 28, 2014
Location: UNC-Chapel Hill
Health Is a Human Right: Race and Place in America
September 28, 2013 - February 28, 2014
This exhibition examines some historic challenges of the past 120 years in achieving health equity for all in the U.S. We know that "race and place" are as important as personal choices in achieving our full potential. People with low-incomes, minorities, and other socially disadvantaged populations face significant inequities in opportunity for optimal health. This can lead to inequities in health, along the lines of race, ethnicity, and place.
Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Fellowship in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Research, in memory of Lisa Dubow ***NEW***
Application deadline: December 2, 2013, at 12:00pm, Eastern Time
The Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Fellowship in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Research, in memory of Lisa Dubow represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct translational or clinical research that focuses on novel therapeutic approaches for late-stage metastatic colorectal cancer.
AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research ***NEW***
Application deadline: December 11, 2013, at 12:00pm, Eastern Time
The AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct prostate cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to prostate cancer.
The UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research (CDTR) pilot grants program
The UNC Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities (CDTR) includes three Core units: Health Literacy and Numeracy Core, Access with Technology Core, and the Community Connections Core.
Budgets ranging from $20,000 - $40,000
Proposals due December 9, 2013
For 2014 there are 20 new Provocative Questions (PQs) grouped into five themes: Cancer Prevention and Risk; Mechanisms of Tumor Development or Recurrence; Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis; Cancer Therapy; and Clinical Effectiveness. There are two RFAs for each group - one for R01 and one for R21.
The stated deadlines for submission are: Letters of Intent due December 16, 2013; January 15, 2014, and June 20, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
More information, click here.
Kimmel Foundation Scholar Award
Application Deadline: December 4, 2013
The Kimmel Foundation is seeking accomplished young investigators dedicated to a career in cancer research. Up to 10 recipients will receive $100,000 per year for two years. Qualified applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree and must perform research in an American not-for-profit institution during the period of Kimmel Foundation support. Applications are limited to those who achieved the equivalent rank of Assistant Professor on or after July, 2010. However, physicians who have both clinical and research responsibility are eligible if appointed on or after July, 2009. These awards are designed for researchers who do not yet have their own R01 funding.
UNC Center for Health Equity Research Postdoctoral Fellow ***NEW***
Application deadline: January 7, 2014
The UNC Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) brings together scholars, trainees, and community members from diverse disciplines to form multidisciplinary teams with a shared commitment to health equity, innovation and translational research. This shared commitment serves as a bridge between different disciplines and levels of experience. CHER members generate new knowledge and contribute to the science of health equity research, thus driving innovation in collaboration with communities to improve health.
Dennis and Mireille Gillings Global Public Health Fellowships ***NEW***
Deadline: November 22, 2013 at 12:00pm
The Institut Pasteur announces the establishment of the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Public Health Fellowships. One or two three-year postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded. Candidates will be doctoral students at or will have graduated in the past three years from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in the fields of epidemiology, biostatistics, public health surveillance or global health.
Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship ***NEW***
The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton (Fulbright-Clinton) Fellowship is a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.
Water Institute Announces Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunities ***NEW***
The Water Institute is in recruitment for the following post-doctoral researcher positions.
• Rapid Detection of Fecal Bacteria in Water
• Sanitation-related Activities
• Water-related Disease Among the American Indian and Alaska Native Populations
• Water and Sanitation Behaviors and Determinants of Behavior Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
The National Cancer Institute is accepting applications for its 2014 ICRC Program.
Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC)
Applications are due by November 21, 2013
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the 2014 Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) Program. The ICRC is designed to encourage individuals from populations underrepresented in science and/or financially disadvantaged backgrounds to seek internship opportunities at the NCI.
Xavier University of Louisiana's College of Pharmacy/Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education (CMHDRE) is soliciting abstracts for podium and poster presentations for the 7th Health Disparities Conference.
Application Deadline: January 10, 2014
More information, click here.
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)/Office of Health Equity: Call for papers for The American Journal of Public Health.
Deadline is January 10, 2014.
AJPH intends to publish an open-acess, online-only supplemental issue on VA Health Equity. Submissions should focus on improving understanding of root causes of health care disparities or on reducing or eliminating such disparities among vulnerable Veteran populations and patients treated within the VA Healthcare System.
|Last updated November 18, 2013|