Useful Resource: Demystifying Funding Opportunity Announcements on Grants.gov—Grant Writing Basics

The following excerpt comes from the April 2, 2018, post on the Grants.Gov Community Blog. It is easy to be intimidated when you first encounter a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on Grants.gov. There are the four tabs of content. The technical language culled from industry and government programs. Application forms, some of which may require … Continue reading Useful Resource: Demystifying Funding Opportunity Announcements on Grants.gov—Grant Writing Basics

Panel calls for improvements in research on natural experiments to combat the obesity epidemic

The following excerpt comes from the May 1, 2018, news release from the National Institutes of Health. An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health outlined several recommendations to improve research to end the obesity epidemic, emphasizing the need for an expanded approach to obesity research. They note that additional methods are needed … Continue reading Panel calls for improvements in research on natural experiments to combat the obesity epidemic

Racism, Not Race, Causes Health Disparities for Black Mothers

The following excerpt comes from the April 18, 2018, article by Sheela Nimishakavi for NPQ. The health disparities that exist for Black mothers in America are well documented. Black women are three to four times more likely to die from childbirth than their White counterparts. Yet, aside from listing “being Black” as a risk factor … Continue reading Racism, Not Race, Causes Health Disparities for Black Mothers

Useful Resource: Medicaid Fact Sheets

The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) policy and research center seeks “to expand and improve high-quality, affordable health coverage for America's children and families. To meet this goal, the CCF developed a series of Medicaid Fact Sheets exploring the role of Medicaid in ensuring access to care. The factsheets include: Snapshot of … Continue reading Useful Resource: Medicaid Fact Sheets

Useful Resource: Why are some Americans more likely to fall off the “cliff of good health”?

A recent video from the Urban Institute explains the importance of social determinants of health and how they contribute to health disparities found in the United States. Check out the video below or visit the original post from the Urban Institute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=318&v=to7Yrl50iHI

Join us for the May HDRG Meeting

The next Health Disparities Research Group meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2018, at 1:00 pm in room 222A of the Biomedical Library. An interdisciplinary team of speakers will present  “Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities: Barriers to Healthy Sleep in Children.” The presentation will focus on research that sought to understand maternal perceptions … Continue reading Join us for the May HDRG Meeting

USA Health joins NIH All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine

The following is cross-posted from the May 10, 2018 article posted in the Med School Watercooler: The blog of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. On May 6, the National Institutes of Health opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program — a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and … Continue reading USA Health joins NIH All of Us Research Program to advance precision medicine

Connecting Research To Policy: Community Collaboration, Policy-Relevant Findings, And Insights Shared Early And Often

The following excerpt comes from the April 5, 2018, article by Brian C. Quinn on the Health Affairs Blog. Creating a Culture of Health—one in which health is a shared value and every person has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible—requires leadership, innovation, and collaboration across every field, profession, and sector, far beyond … Continue reading Connecting Research To Policy: Community Collaboration, Policy-Relevant Findings, And Insights Shared Early And Often

Dr. Hanks Receives Volunteer Recognition Award

Dr. Roma Hanks, Director-Community Outreach Core for the Center for Healthy Communities, is a recipient of the 2018 Heart of Gold Award from the United Way of Southwest Alabama. Awarded at a ceremony on May 1, 2018, the award recognizes the “extraordinary service offered by volunteers to the United Way and partner agencies. The award … Continue reading Dr. Hanks Receives Volunteer Recognition Award

Pipeline Graduate Presents at National Conference

In April, Kristina Caffey, a freshman pre-nursing student at the University of South Alabama, presented the research poster “Barriers to Healthy Sleep in Children” at the 13th Annual Break the Cycle Conference hosted by Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The conference is the culmination of the Break the Cycle program that encourages interdisciplinary, student-led research … Continue reading Pipeline Graduate Presents at National Conference