Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award
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The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health, has selected recipients of the 2018 William G. Coleman Jr., Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award. Now in its second year, this competitive award supports innovative research in the area of minority health and health disparities.

“We are happy to support the groundbreaking health disparities research of these promising investigators. Their research will advance our scientific knowledge of key determinants of health inequities related to endometrial cancer, lung cancer, type 2 diabetes, functional declines, and accelerated aging processes in underrepresented race/ethnic groups,” said Dr. Anna Nápoles, scientific director at NIMHD.

The 2018 William G. Coleman Jr. Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Awardees are:

Megan Clarke, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
Project Title: “Evaluating the Associations of Symptom Appraisal and Barriers to Care with Endometrial Cancer Presentation and Outcomes in a Diverse Population”

Claire L. Meaney, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
Project Title: “Inflammation-Based Markers of Lung Cancer Risk and Survival in African Americans”

Natalie Mora, M.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Project Title: “Exploring the Relationship Between Insulin Resistance and Lipoprotein Subclass Profile in a Diverse Population of Hispanics”

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