|May 13, 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 Marcy Williams 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.
MAY 12-18 IS NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK
Black women had worse breast cancer mortality regardless of cancer subtype: **New**
"Black women with breast cancer had significantly worse survival compared with other racial and ethnic groups across cancer subtypes, which suggests that the survival differences are not solely attributable to the fact that black women are more frequently diagnosed with less treatable breast cancer subtypes, according to data presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, held in Washington, D.C., April 6-10."
A study of racial/ethnic differences in treatment preferences among lupus patients
"African-Americans often experience more severe lupus than Caucasians, and simultaneously are more likely to experience lower quality health services. A better of understanding of the reasons for this health disparity may help physicians to better serve lupus patients belonging to racial/ethnic minority groups, especially African-Americans. This study compared attitudes about physicians and medication effectiveness, as well as willingness to receive cyclophosphamide to treat lupus, in lupus patients of difference racial/ethnic backgrounds."
Impact of obesity on functioning among women with systemic lupus erythematosus
Minorities Less Prone to Think They'll Get Cancer: Study
"Black, Asian and Hispanic Americans are less likely than whites to believe they will get cancer, even though they are actually more likely to develop cancer and die from it, according to a new study. The findings suggest that minority groups need to be given more culturally relevant information about cancer risk and prevention, said the researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center."
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).
UNC School of Medicine receives award to study diabetes. **New**
The UNC School of Medicine has been awarded $2 million by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study the role of glucose monitoring in patients with type 2 diabetes using oral medications. The three-year project will focus on assessing the impact of three different types of blood sugar or glucose home testing approaches on outcomes important to patients with type 2 diabetes treated in a community-based clinic setting.
National Women's Health Week: It's Your Time. **New**
National Women's Health Week seeks to remind women to make their health a priority and to take steps to enhance their physical and mental health. Specifically related to these preventative health measures and screening exams, being a woman can no longer be considered a pre-existing condition due to the Affordable Care Act.
The Lupus Initiative®
The Lupus Initiative® is a national education program designed to reduce health disparities experienced by patients with lupus.
The Young Sisters Initiative: A Guide to A Better You, Website Launch.
The Young Sisters Initiative: A Guide to A Better You! (YSI) is an online program designed to provide African American young breast cancer survivors (young breast cancer survivors are women diagnosed under 45 years of age) with important information about breast cancer and treatment; genetic testing for breast cancer; how to cope with emotional issues associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment; and sexual and reproductive health issues that may arise at the time of diagnosis, during treatment, and survivorship. The YSI Program was developed by Sisters Network Inc.
National Cancer Institute Cancer Fellowship Program
Application Deadline: August 25, 2013
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for Cancer Prevention Fellows. The deadline this year is August 25, 2013. Please share this unique postdoctoral training opportunity in the fields of cancer prevention and control with your contacts across the biomedical, health and related disciplines.
As part of the program fellows receive:
• The opportunity to obtain an M.P.H. degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI. Research opportunities exist across the spectrum of cancer prevention research, including: epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical services, laboratory, nutritional, and social and behavioral sciences.
• Competitive stipends, paid health insurance, reimbursement for moving expenses, and a travel allowance to attend scholarly meetings or training.
Professional Development and Data Systems Workshop
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.
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.
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.
Racial Equity Institute, Anti-Racism Training
Date: June 13-14, 2013
Location: St. Paul Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC
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, 2013 at Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing.
National Men's Health Day.
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hayes Taylor Memorial YMCA, Greensboro, NC
For more information, visit www.piedmonthealthservices.org or call (336) 274-1507.
Breast Cancer Education Toolkit for the Hispanic/Latino Community **New**
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® invites non-profit organizations, Affiliates, grantees, partners or independent consultants to submit an application for this opportunity. The goal of this RFP is to identify the right candidate/group that will create a national Breast Cancer Education Toolkit for Hispanics/Latinos that will serve as a resource to organizations working to improve breast cancer outcomes among this population. The due date to submit an application is Friday, May 24, 2013.
Closing the Gap in Healthcare Disparities through Dissemination and Implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (U18) **New**
Application Open Period: 5/1/2013 to 7/31/2013
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to identify strategies to engage stakeholders through shared decision making that can be used to effectively implement interventions specific to health care delivery systems, clinicians, and/or patients that focus on the reduction of racial/ethnic healthcare disparities in under-resourced settings. The effective strategies will incorporate the translation, dissemination, and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings for racial/ethnic minority populations. Successful applicants are required to demonstrate an ability to leverage the capacities of relevant and diverse stakeholders in their strategies to reduce healthcare disparities in under-resourced settings.
Robert Johnson Wood Foundation Roadmaps to Health Prize **New**
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Roadmaps to Health Prize is awarded annually to honor outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country.
Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (PAR-13-189)
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.
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
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.
Healthy Schools Program Manager
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.
|Last updated May 13, 2013|