July 16, 2012
|July 16, 2012|
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 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.
July is UV Safety Month
New Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Diabetes among American Teens ***NEW***
“Diabetes rates rose by nearly 25 percent among American teens in the last decade, according to new data presented by UNC researchers at the American Diabetes Association annual meeting held earlier this month in Philadelphia.”
source: sph weekly news
Researchers Develop and Test New Anti-Cancer Therapy ***NEW***
“Researchers have found a new vaccine therapy to be effective in eradicating established cancers that develop in mice as a result of HPV. Current commercial vaccines (Cervarix and Guardasil) are shown to be effective in protecting against the transmission of HPV. Investigators found that the new vaccine therapy (TriVax-HPV) effectively treated established HPV-induced cancers by clearing 100% of tumors in mice that received the vaccine. The unvaccinated mice experienced tumor growth at a rapid rate. While the vaccine has yet to be tested in humans, the research is encouraging and highlights the feasibility of less invasive and toxic cancer therapies that are in fact more effective.”
Gathering Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Health IT: Better Information Can Help Close Disparities Gap ***NEW***
“A growing body of knowledge, including the federal government’s Healthy People 2020
plan for progress toward a healthier America over the next decade and two reports from
the Institute of Medicine, demonstrates that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
population faces significant disparities in health status and access to health care coverage
Black Americans and HIV/AIDS ***NEW***
“Black Americans have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS since the epidemic’s beginning, and that disparity has deepened over time.”
Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children: A new report released. Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities. ***NEW***
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Press Release. FDA approves first over-the-counter home use HIV test kit. ***NEW***
HIV Infection Rate Skyrockets Among Some D.C. Women ***NEW***
“A recent article published in the Washington Post discussed a study that found the HIV prevalence rate among primarily low-income heterosexual black women in the District of Columbia nearly doubled between 2008 and 2010 from 6.3 percent to 12.1 percent.”
Migrantfarm Workers: Medical Care For An Invisible Population ***NEW***
“A recent article in American Medical News discussed the many barriers to good health and quality care for migrant farmworkers.”
The Impact Of Insurance Coverage In Diminishing Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Behavioral Health Services ***NEW***
“A recent report published in Health Services Research found that the expansion of insurance under the Affordable Care Act might have a different impact on access to behavioral health services for different racial and ethnic groups.”
Free Workshop ***NEW***
Location: Guilford Tech Community College
3505 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405
Registration fee: $20.00
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
Date: Friday, July 27, 2012
Location: The Centre at Halifax Community College
The American Academy of Pediatrics: Conference. Pediatrics for the 21st Century – Embracing Every Child: Combating Health Disparities in Your Practice and Community ***NEW***
Health Equity Through Translational Research & Partnerships
Date: April 17-19, 2013
Location: Durham Convention Center
Annual HBCU Network Meeting – September 12, 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
Non-HBCU Members: $150.00 (Note: $100 of non-member registration can be applied toward tax deductible membership)
Senior and Community Members: Scholarships are available for all seniors and community members (non-organization affiliations)
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.
Application Deadline: August 7, 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.
National Rural Health Association: Rural Health Fellows Program ***NEW***
National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
To learn more about eligibility requirements and application details, click here or contact email@example.com.
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
Last updated July 16, 2012