The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is now accepting applications for its 2013 Translational Health Disparities Course scheduled for August 5-16 on the NIH campus in Bethesda.
This two-week hands-on, intensive course will cover the principles and practice of health disparities research including concepts, methods, key issues, and applications.
The goal of the course is to provide the knowledge and research tools needed to conduct and develop translational and transdisciplinary research, and interventions to eliminate health disparities. The course content will be developed in the context of the history of health and health disparities in the United States. Biological and non-biological determinants of health will be addressed, and a range of social, political, economic, cultural, and legal theories related to health disparities will be covered.
- Health care/public health professionals
- Public policy professionals
- Academic Researchers
- Members of community-based and faith-based organizations
- Scientists engaged in health disparities research and activities (including NIH intramural and extramural scientists and program staff involved in minority health/health disparities research activities)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
SESSION DATES: August 5 - August 16, 2013 [8:30 am – 5:00 pm]
LOCATION: Lister Hill Auditorium/Building 38, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD
COST: The course is free, but space is limited and admission is competitive. The course cannot be audited, as daily attendance is mandatory.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit an application via the NIMHD website at www.nimhd.nih.gov by May 15, 2013. Applications will only be accepted on-line. Applications should include professional experience, educational background, essay describing interest and link to work/career goals, and a letter of recommendation.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the course planning committee at NIMHDHealthDC@mail.nih.gov.
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