Highlights, November 19, 2014
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The Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research Pilot Grant, Letter of Intent is Due Decemeber 10One-year pilot grants are available for research focusing on minority aging and health disparities. The Deep South RCMAR may fund as many as five projects for as much as $50,000 each. Faculty at UAB, UA, Morehouse School of Medicine and Tuskegee University are eligible for funding. Proposals should focus on specific social, cultural and behavioral mechanisms to improve physical and mental health or cognitive function. A letter of intent is due Dec. 10. Investigators whose proposals are considered competitive will be invited to submit full proposals.
A summary of the discussions that occurred during the workshop, highlighting the key lessons presented as well as opportunities for addressing the disparities in education that negatively impact health. The summary includes a review of the evidence for why educational attainment is crucial for improving population health, some approaches for restructuring the nation’s investments in health and education, and examples of collaborations at the state- and local-level between health and education sectors
At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council will host a one-day workshop on Nov. 3 to examine the areas of biomedical and public health research that should be conducted to best prepare the United States to safeguard the public as a result of the emergence of Ebola Virus Disease. The workshop will provide a venue for real-time discussions about immediate science needs that, when answered, will immediately inform HHS, public health officials, providers, and the general public with the most up-to-date and accurate information about virus transmission, mitigation of health risks, and appropriate measures to prevent the spread of disease.