Puerto Rico struggles to assess hurricane’s health effects

At the height of the Zika epidemic in 2016, experts debated whether a massive hurricane would destroy mosquito habitat or enhance it, says Carmen Zorrilla, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. click here for full story…

Dr. Richard Yanagihara Highlight

Pediatric medicine professor Richard Yanagihara is “2017 ARCS Scientist of the Year” | John A. Burns School of Medicine Click logo for full story…

Call for Papers for Health Services Research (HSR) Theme Issue: Health Equity Sponsored by CMS OMH

Call for Papers for Health Services Research (HSR) Theme Issue: Health Equity Sponsored by CMS OMH Health Services Research (HSR) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) are partnering to publish a Theme Issue on Health Equity. To achieve health equity and reduce health disparities experienced by racial … Continue reading »

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-339.html Only one application per institution is allowed. Institutions are also limited to a single SEPA award. Therefore, an institutoin with an active SEPA project is not eligible to submit an application to this FOA. An institution is normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number. See Section III. 3. Additional … Continue reading »

RFA-RM-17-028: Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes (R21)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-17-028.html Funding Opportunity Purpose Supported by the NIH Common Fund (Common Fund) Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Program, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits exploratory and developmental research project applications (R21) that will further the goal of the SOBC Program to advance a mechanisms-focused, experimental medicine approach to behavior change research. Funded projects in the … Continue reading »

11th Health Disparities Conference will convene April 18 – 20, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana!

We are excited to announce that our 11th Health Disparities Conference will convene April 18 – 20, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana! Conference participants will include clinicians (pharmacists, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals), health policy makers, researchers, health educators, public and community health leaders, and students whose work incorporates the use of … Continue reading »