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January 17, 2017
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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. To submit an announcement/event please click here. Please forward your announcements by noon on Wednesdays. Announcements are sent out before COB on Mondays. The ECHO E-Bulletin will now be sent out on a biweekly basis beginning this fall.


IN THIS ISSUE

RESEARCH

Even Small Rise in Blood Pressure Can Harm Black Patients

A new study has found that small increases in blood pressure can increase the likelihood of early death in Black patients.

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U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall ***NEW***

Cancer death rates in the United States have fallen by 25% since the 1990’s, though racial and gender disparities are still prevalent.

Read more.


Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged

A new report has found that although the rate of fatal suicide has increased, the overall rate of nonfatal suicide attempts has remained unchanged.

Read more.


Poverty’s Impact on a Child’s Mental Health ***NEW***

A new study has found that growing up in poverty can influence the stress levels in children, which can lead to future psychological problems.

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Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death ***NEW***

A federal study has reveled that Americans living in rural areas have a higher risk of dying from five leading preventable causes of death.

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Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots

Testosterone treatment may cause an increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots.

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NEWS
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UNC is an AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) clinical trials site and member of the AMC Behavioral Research Working Group that raises awareness of HIV/AIDS-related cancers and AMC clinical trials.

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Did You Know? Cancers of the lung, liver, kidney and colon  are examples of non-AIDS defining cancers that have been found to affect people living with HIV.  Non-AIDS defining cancers are cancers that can occur at any time among those with HIV/AIDS.

 

Research Highlight:

AMC-087: Phase I Trial of Cabozantinib (XL184) for Advanced Solid Tumors in Persons with HIV Infection

The main objective of this study is to determine the safety and tolerability of cabozantinib (XL184) as a single agent when treating solid tumors, including Kaposi’s Sarcoma, in persons with HIV infection and to determine the maximal tolerated dose (MTD) in this population.  This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of cabozantinib-s-malate in treating patients with advanced solid tumors and human immunodeficiency virus. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

For more information on ACCRUE & AMC clinical trials at UNC, visit http://carolinacommunitynetwork.org/accrue.do


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention News Release 

The CDC has found that cancers linked to tobacco use make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States, and there are still significant disparities that need to be eliminated.


Better Diabetes Care Can Decrease Kidney Failure ***NEW***

The CDC has found that diabetes-related kidney failure has decreased rapidly among Native Americans and the team-based and population models can also be used for other groups.

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How Adoptees Are Filling In the Holes in Their Family Medical History ***NEW***

Adopted people face health disparities due to a lack of access to their genetic relative’s health history, but genetic sequencing is a potential solution.

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Colorado SPH to Address Mental Health Disparities in Cancer Patients

The Colorado School of Public Health has been named a recipient of a $1.9 million grant to address mental health disparities in cancer patients.

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Health Equity Researcher Lisa Cooper Named 25th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor 

Lisa Cooper has dedicated her career to researching America’s health disparities has been appointed as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

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TRAINING and RESOURCES

NASEM Report on Health Equity ***NEW***

A new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, discusses the  causes of health inequity in the U.S. and provides possible solutions to decrease health disparities.

For more information, click here.


Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health 

Prevent Blindness is issuing a call for nominations for the 2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. The deadline is January 20, 2017.

For more information, click here.


Advancing the Science of Health Disparities Through Research on the Social Determinants of Health ***NEW***

A new article posted in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine explores the social determinants that influence health disparities in vulnerable populations.

For more information, click here.


Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data in Clinical Trials ***NEW***

This guidance document webinar will discuss the recently released document, Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data in Clinical Trials- Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff.

For more information, click here.


Equity and Inclusion: Cultural Competency Training of Trainers Institute

Registration is now open for this training opportunity. This program will be held on February 20-24, 2017 in Seattle, WA.

For more information, click here.

EVENTS

Annual Cancer Health Disparities Symposium ***NEW***

This event will take place March 16-17, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina. The deadline for abstract submission is February 3, 2017.

For more information, click here.


Women’s Health Awareness Day 2017, Transforming Communities by Enhancing Women’s Health ***NEW***

This event will be held at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina on Saturday, April 8th, 2017.

For more information, click here.


Rhode Island’s Approach to Youth Workforce Development ***NEW***

The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities is sponsoring this webinar on January 23, 2017 from 1:00- 2:00 p.m. ET.

For more information, click here.


13th Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference

This conference will take place April 19-21, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM.

For more information, click here.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Community-Based Participatory Research Grants ***NEW***

This grant is from the Society for Family Planning Research Fund and aims to reduce disparities and achieve equity in family planning outcomes. The deadline for the Letter of Intent is January 31, 2017.

For more information, click here.


Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches ***NEW***

The deadline to apply for this funding opportunity is April 4, 2017. A technical assistance webinar will be held on February 23, 2017.

For more information, click here.


 Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity ***NEW***

The deadline to apply for this funding opportunity is March 31, 2017. There will be a technical assistance webinar on February 22, 2017.

For more information, click here.


Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities (Visiting Professor Program)

The deadline to submit an application for this program is  January 18, 2017.

For more information, click here.


Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (U54) Cooperative Agreement 

Deadline for Letter of Intent (LOI) is December 28, 2016 and the due date for the application is January 28, 2017.

For more information, click here.

JOB/OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Africa Health Partnership at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is seeking a postdoctoral fellow.

For more information, click here.


Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Promotion Sciences

The University of Oklahoma, College of Public Health Department of Health Promotion Sciences seeks an assistant/associate professor for a 12-month tenure-track position.

For more information, click here.


Senior Research Analyst ***NEW***

This research position is with Oregon Health Authority Public Health. The deadline to apply for this position is February 2, 2017.

For more information, click here.


Open Rank Faculty Positions

The School of Public Health at Rutgers University invites applications for multiple open rank faculty positions.

For more information, click here.


Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Epidemiology ***NEW***

The UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health is searching for a state-funded tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Epidemiology. The deadline to apply for this position in January 31, 2017.

For more information, click here.


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