July 2, 2012

July 2, 2012


Health Disparities News and Announcements

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 handerson@unc.edu or contact 919-843-3539. Please forward your announcements by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements are sent out before COB on Mondays.

July is UV Safety Month

Health Of U.S. Tied To Education Gap, Researchers Report ***NEW***

“A recent article published in Bloomberg discussed the findings of the recently released annual report by the National Center for Health Statistics, Health, United States, which showed health disparities are strongly associated with education and poverty.”
source: http://www.kff.org/

Surgery Wait Times And Specialty Services For Insured And Uninsured Breast Cancer Patients: Does Hospital Safety Net Status Matter? ***NEW***
“A recent study published by Health Services Research found that mastectomies are more likely to be delayed for patients receiving care at safety net hospitals. The study also found that black, uninsured, and Medicaid patients are all less likely to receive breast reconstruction after surgery.”
source: http://www.kff.org/


Conference Sounds Alarm About Native Oral Health ***NEW***

“A recent article published in the Rapid City Journal discussed a conference aimed at addressing oral health disparities among Native Americans in South Dakota.”
source: http://www.kff.org/

Does SES Explain More Of The Black/White Health Gap Than We Thought? Revisiting Our Approach Toward Understanding Racial Disparities In Health ***NEW***

“A recent study published in Social Science & Medicine found the association of socioeconomic status (SES) and self-reported health disparities between blacks and whites may have been previously underreported.”
source: http://www.kff.org/


NCCU Research Center Receives $5.7 million NIH Grant for Health Disparities Projects ***NEW***
Originally funded in 2002 as Project EXPORT, this is a five-year competitive renewal of the longest-funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant at BBRI.

Research involving health disparities — the gaps between the health status of racial and ethnic minorities compared with the population as a whole — is explicitly part of BBRI’s mission, and the projects funded by the NIH grant all focus on cardio-metabolic diseases that disproportionately affect African-Americans.
source: www.nccu.edu

Read more.

Modest Improvements in Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities over a Decade ***NEW*** 

“Despite persistent racial and ethnic gaps in health care and health status, awareness of such disparities remains low among the general public.”

source: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov
Read more.

Young patients benefit from collaboration between NIH and Children’s National Medical Center ***NEW***
“A new agreement to collaborate on clinical research studies involving young children will encourage greater insight into early origin and development of disease and discovery of new treatments for rare disorders. The Translational Research in Pediatrics Program is a joint effort from the National Institutes of Health and the NIH Clinical Center, both in Bethesda, Md., and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.”
source: www.nih.govRead more.

Closing the Gap on Asthma ***NEW***

“Poor and minority children bear the greatest burden of the disease, suffering from asthma at higher rates, experiencing greater exposure to environmental triggers, and receiving less access to quality care.”
source: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa
Read more.

UNC, Duke researchers partner to improve family child-care homes ***NEW*** 

“A new $3.3 million project to combat childhood obesity while helping owners of home-based child care facilities adopt healthy practices will be undertaken by a partnership between researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University.”
source: sph weekly news

Read more.

Health Disparities Seminar Series Feedback Survey ***Re-advertised*** 

The ECHO Health Disparities Seminar Series consists of eight seminars during the academic year on topics relevant to health disparities. The series provides a collegial environment for faculty, students, visiting scholars, and community to share work in progress, innovative methods and approaches, and to exchange intellectual thoughts about health disparities. Please take a moment to share your feedback on ways we can improve the seminar series via the survey link below. This survey only takes less than five minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your participation. 

To view survey, click here.
The TraCS Institute announces a 1-week course titled “Introduction to Study Design and Strategies for Data Analysis.” ***NEW***
This course is intended as an introduction to statistical terms, methodologies and analysis strategies most commonly used in clinical/translational research.

Date: July 9-13, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Medical Biomolecular Research Building Room 2204

For more information, click here.


Clinical Research 101: Who’s who at UNC ***NEW*** 

The Network for Clinical Research Professionals (NCRP) hosts a variety of education seminars to support continuing education for research professionals on campus.Date: August 10, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219

Fore more information, click here.

NC TraCS is offering a Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Date: July 16-20, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Medical Biomolecular Research Building Room 2204For more information, click here.

CDC’s International Experience & Technical Assistance (IETA) Program
Are you interested in international public health work and looking for an opportunity to gain on-the-ground experience overseas? Then the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) International Experience and Technical Assistance (IETA) training program may be a perfect fit for you!The IETA program combines classroom training with field experience, offering qualified public health professionals the opportunity to enhance their skills and apply them in an international public health setting. Further information is available on the CDC internet website at: http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/IETA/


The deadline for application submission is tentatively set for COB Friday, October 12, 2012 and applications will be available in late August.


Fall 2012 Course on Racial Dissemination and Racial Identity for Minority Youth
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Psychology

Course: Psychology 768, Seminar in Developmental Psychology
Instructor: Eleanor Seaton
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor

This course will focus on racial issues that affect the development of minority youth. We will focus specifically on racial discrimination, a risk factor, and racial identity, a protective factor, for minority youth development. The course will cover an interdisciplinary approach to the study of these factors for minority youth, the implications for the development, mental health and achievement of minority youth.

The 13th Annual HBCU and HSI Health Services Research Conference: Innovative Intervention Strategies Across the Lifespan ***NEW***

Annual HBCU Network Meeting – September 12, 2012

Conference – September 13, 2012

Sponsored by National Historically HBCUs Research Network for Health Services and Health Disparities
The WSSU Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities


Anderson Center, Winston-Salem State UniversityWinston-Salem, North Carolina

Registration Fees:

HBCU Network Members: $50.00
Non-HBCU Members: $150.00 (Note: $100 of non-member registration can be applied toward tax deductible membership)
Students: $10.00
Senior and Community Members: Scholarships are available for all seniors and community members (non-organizationi affiliations)
For more information, click here.

2012 NC Health Professions Diversity Conference ***NEW***
Date: Wednesday, August 29- Thursday, August 30
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Grandover Hotel and Conference Center (Greensboro, N.C.)

The theme of this year’s conference is “Showcasing Success – Creating Equity in Opportunity.” This conference will focus on showcasing models and strategies that have proven successful in recruiting and retaining students in health professional programs as well as maintaining a diverse workforce.

For more information, click here.

International Meeting on Indigenous Child Health (IMICH) Call for Workshops ***NEW***

The biennial IMICH focuses on innovative clinical care models and community-based public health approaches for children and youth in Indigenous communities internationally. The meeting is sponsored by Canadian Paediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics, in cooperation with the Indian Health Service and the First Nations Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada. Participants share model programs and research, learn prevalent health problems, and acquire practical skills for use in community settings.

The 5th meeting will be held April 19-21, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. Its theme is Strong Communities, Healthy Children. Workshop proposals are now being accepted.
For more information, click here, or visit the website at www.aap.org/nach.

American Medical Association (AMA), Commission to End Healthcare Disparities (CEHDC) ***NEW***
The focus of the meeting will be the Affordable Care Act and the Business Case for Reducing Health Care Disparities.
Date: September 28-29, 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
For more information, click here.

Adventist HealthCare’s Center on Health Disparities 6th Annual Fall Conference: “Starting at the Top: Achieving Health Equity through Executive Leadership,” ***NEW***
Time: October 8, 2012
Location: Greenbelt, MD
For more information, click here.

Maryland’s Ninth Annual Health Disparities Conference: “2012 Health Disparities Legislative Advances in Maryland,” ***NEW***
Time: October 17, 2012
Location: Baltimore, MD
For more information, click here.

Racial equity Institute: Anti-Racism Workshop

Sponsored by the Fisher Memorial – United Church Collaborative Committee on Racism

Date: July 6-7, 2012 (8:30 AM – 5:15 PM each day)
Location: United Church of Chapel Hill, 1320 Martin Luther King Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516

To view flyer, click here.
To view application, click here.


American Association for Cancer Research
The Fifth Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities – In Racial/Ethnic Minorities and The Medically Underserved
October 27-30, 2012 San Diego, California
The Science of Cancer Health Disparities

The 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit
Date: October 31, 2012 – November 3, 2012
Location: Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center
General Registration: June 1, 2012 – October 16, 2012For more information, click here.


Funding Opportunities for Lung Cancer Research: Uniting Against Lung Cancer 2012 ***NEW***
Deadline: August 15, 2012

The Foundation is prioritizing novel ideas with potential to make a significant impact on current treatment of lung cancer and patient survival, adding years rather than months. The Foundation has placed high priority on funding research that has a clear path to clinical application and/or therapeutic development.

For more information, click here.

Now Accepting Applications: National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program ***NEW***
Deadline: August 25, 2012.

For more information, click here or contact cpfpcoordinator@mail.nih.gov.

Research Grant Funding Available from the Melanoma Research Foundation ***NEW***
Applications will be accepted from September 1 – November, 2012 for the 2013 award year.

Career Development and Established Investigator Awards and Medical Student Research Grants are available.

For more information, click here.

Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) Now Accepting Letters of Intent for the 2012-2013 Funding Cycle
The due date for Letters of Intent is 5 PM EDT, July 20, 2012. ***NEW***

FAMRI has two award programs: Clinical Innovator Awards Program and Young Clinical Scientist Awards Program.

For more information, click here.


PCORI to Fund $120M in Comparative Effectiveness Research in 2012
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has released its first primary research funding announcements to support comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) that will give patients and those who care for them the ability to make better-informed health care decisions.
For more information, click here.

Funding Available from Elsa U. Pardee Foundation
No deadlines, apply at any time

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds investigators proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The foundation particularly encourages grant applications for a one-year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.

For more information, click here and here.



Clinical Investigator Award in Breast Cancer Research, Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)

Deadline: Noon, July 9, 2012

The purpose of this award is to promote patient-oriented breast cancer research conducted by surgical oncologists in clinical and translational science. Applicants must be surgical oncologists within 10 years of completion of training and be full SSO members. Applicants must commit to at least 25 percent effort for this award. The award will be funded for two years at $100,000 ($50,000 per year) beginning October 1, 2012.

For more information, click here.


U.S.-China Program for Biomedical Collaborative Research (R01), RFA-AI-12-021
Letter of Intent Due Date: August 18, 2012
Application Due Date(s): September 18, 2012, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

The purpose of the U.S.-China Program for Biomedical Collaborative Research is to stimulate collaborative basic, translational, and applied research between United States (U.S.)-based researchers and Chinese researchers in the areas of allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities and co-infections, cancer, mental health, Parkinson’s disease (PD), and stroke.

For more information, click here.

2012-2013 Elon University Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Developing Teacher – Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds
Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellowships are available for teacher-scholars who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation or who have recently completed a Ph.D or MFA.

For more information, click here.
To view flyer, click here.

National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

Deadline: August 25, 2012.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and application details, click here or contact cpfpcoordinator@mail.nih.gov.


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Culturally-Grounded Health Disparities Research, Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellowship beginning Fall, 2012, with the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC). Depending on performance, the fellowship may be had for up to 2 years. The goal of the fellowship is to enhance the research skills of the next generation of health disparities scholars.

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1st, 2012. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, CV, names and addresses of three professional references, a statement of research agenda, and two samples of written/published material to:

Ms. Gwen Johnson,
Business Operations Manager
Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC)
School of Social Work – College of Public Programs
411 N. Central Avenue, Suite 720, MC 4320, Phoenix, AZ 85004-0693
602-496-0700 – 602-496-0956 fax

To view flyer, click here.


Last updated July 02, 2012