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Writing and Designing NIH Proposals Workshop
(October 2 Event)
Lecture on California Indian Genocide
(May 9 Event)
April is National Minority Health Month: Act Now!
Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research Summer Institute
(March 12 deadline)
[CBPR] National Latina/o Psychological Association Conference Call for Proposals
(March 15 deadline)
[CBPR] Save the Date! Health Equity Leadership Institute 2012
University Receives Federal Grant to Study Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren
Video Games Help Schools Get Kids Moving, Exercising more - USA TODAY
NIH Announces Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Writing Winning Grants for NIH
The Grant Training Center of the University of California Los Angeles is organizing a one day seminar for all junior faculty, students, and administrators who are about to begin the grant submission process to or interested in submitting grants to NIH.
This event will be held on
Date: October 2nd, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: University of California Los Angeles
Presenter: Dr. Ronald Sakaguchi.
Dr. Ronald Sakaguchi is a professor and Academic Director in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU, Portland, OR) where he teaches courses in innovation, critical thinking, and strategy.
Registration: $375 (Including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast and lunch)
To register online, click the following link : Writing NIH Grant Registration
For more information on this event, please click Event Detailed Description
Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Campbell
for receipt of the International Association for Relationship Research Outstanding Teaching Award. This teaching award recognizes excellence in teaching in the field of personal relationships at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
The Center for Indigenous People Studies is pleased to announce the presentation:
"Killing California Indians: Genocide in the Golden State (1850 - 1870)"
Presenter: Clifford Trafzer
Professor of History & Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs
University of California, Riverside
Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 2:00 PM
Venue: SB 129 (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Please check for room change by May 1st, 2012.
This lecture is supported by the Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at California State University San Bernardino.
For more information or inquiries please contact Professor James Fenelon of Sociology department at California State University San Bernardino or click on the following link to email James Fenelon .
Click to see event flyer in PDF .
April is the National Minority Health Month. The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health is calling all regions, state and local offices of minority health, health departments, organizations, and all interested in reducing health disparities to act now in our various communities.
The theme for this year's minority health month celebration is Health Equity Can't Wait. Act Now in Your Community!. For details, please visit the following website: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/Actnow/
Please click link to see Minority Health Month Poster
The Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research (MTPCCR) is comprised of a five-day Summer Institute designed to showcase the opportunities and need for minority researchers in cancer control. Through the Institute, 20-25 participants will acquire the motivation, skills, and resources needed to apply to a doctoral program. Participating faculty include role models and leaders in research from around the country. The Summer Institute is from June 22- 26, 2012. Please be informed that attendance for the full five-day program is required.
Eligibility is based on the following criteria:
- Minority (those communities who experience an excess or unknown burden of cancer and who are underrepresented in the field of cancer control research) student in a master’s level health program(students must have completed 1st year of master’s program by the start of the Summer Institute) or master’s trained health professional. Current doctoral students or those already accepted into doctoral programs are not eligible for the MTPCCR Summer Institute.
- Good academic standing (minimum “B” average).
- Strong verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
For more information on the program and application process, please download the application packet of your desired format below:
All filled application forms and required documents should be submitted to the following address:
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
School of Public Health – Community Health Science
Attn: Sherry C. Kidd, MEd
650 Charles Young Drive South
Box 951772, Suite 41-240
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
Phone: 310- 794-7314
Application Deadline: Monday, March , 12, 2012.
This is a video presentation of How HARC Helps build communities. In it you will find Civic Leaders from Palm Springs and nearby communities discuss the value of objective public health research from the Health Assessment Resource Center (HARC). HARC is the region's most comprehensive source of statistically reliable data.
To view the video on HARC's website, please click here HARC The Power of Objective Data Video
For more details, click on the following link to view flyer :
The Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence at Meharry in Nashville, Tennessee is offering the Dr. M Alfred Haynes Research Training Institute for Social Equity on May 13-25, 2012.
The institute will focus on expanding knowledge and understanding of junior faculty members about health disparities while improving and enhancing their skills to engage the community in health services research.
Participants will be:
- Minority investigators.
- Senior health disparities research faculty.
- Community and faith-based leaders.
- The curriculum is designed to expose and enhance the knowledge and skills of participants about cutting-edge health disparities research and is a two-week training course of 85 didactic hours.
- Develop and complete a quality research proposal that could be submitted for funding.
This is a great opportunity for community and faith-based leaders to participate in the development and implementation of a translational health services research program that seeks to eliminate health disparities. Community leaders involved in the research process will enhance the ability to translate research findings into promising programs and policies to reduce disease and other public health problems among racial/ethnic and disadvantaged populations.
Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2012.
For information about the institute and to submit an application: Research Training Core Website
Catalina (Cathy) Goss, MA
Meharry Medical College
Office of Faculty Affairs and Development
1005 Dr DB Todd Jr Blvd
Nashville TN 37208
Main Office: 615-327-6718
Save the dates: October 31 - November 3, 2012 for the 2012 summit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities.
Call for Proposals
The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) in collaboration with Montclair State University invites you to the 2012 NLPA Biennial Conference themed: Recognizing Our Difference & Promoting Unity: Diversity Among Latina/os. The conference dates are October 11 to 13, 2012 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The 2012 conference focuses on the intersections of Latina/o culture with multiple identities including, but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, able-bodiness, age, and religion/spirituality.
Program proposals with emphasis on active interaction among presenters and the audience and portrays an integration of diverse perspectives will be given particular priority. Submission deadline for proposals is March 15, 2012.
University of Wisconsin, Madison Campus
Save the dates: June 10- 15 2012 for the University of Wisconsin Madison Collaborative Center for Health Equity's 3rd annual Health Equity Leadership Institute. Below are the important dates to mark on your calendar:
Application release date: February 1st 2012.
Application due date: February 24th 2012
Notification of selected scholars: March 9th 2012.
For more information please view HELI flyer
CSUSB receives $2.5 Million - to study how to foster well-being of children being raised by their grandparents
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USA TODAY article highlights Center researcher Dr. Bryan Haddock’s work on video games and exercising.
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Transition from center to institute highlights expanded responsibilities
The National Institutes of Health announces the transition of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) to the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The transition gives the institute a more defined role in the NIH's research agenda against health disparities, which it defines as differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups.
The move authorizes the NIMHD to plan, coordinate, review and evaluate all
minority health and health disparities research activities conducted and
supported by the NIH institutes and centers, and it reaffirms the authority
of the NIMHD director as the primary federal official with responsibility
for coordinating such activities. Under its previous designation, the center
coordinated the health disparities research activities of NIH's other
institutes and centers. The re-designation was made possible by the
Affordable Care Act. Read more ...