Report: Systemic Discrimination Worsens Health Outcomes for Minority Boys and Men

The following excerpt comes from the June 18, 2018, article by Liz Entman in Research News @ Vanderbilt. Men in the United States tend to have more privilege, wealth and career success than women, yet they lead shorter and unhealthier lives. This reality is compounded for men of color and LGBTQI men, who have some … Continue reading Report: Systemic Discrimination Worsens Health Outcomes for Minority Boys and Men

A Successful Model That Predicts and Prevents Violence

The following excerpt comes from the June 18, 2018, article by George Hobor and Laura Leviton in the Culture of Health Blog. Weekend after weekend, the wave of emergency department (ED) patients would arrive. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Jonathan Shepard would treat shattered jaws, knife wounds, and other facial injuries at the hospital in Cardiff, … Continue reading A Successful Model That Predicts and Prevents Violence

Communicating the Value of Race and Ethnicity in Research

The following excerpt comes from the June 27, 2018, article by Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable from the NIH Website. Until recently, researchers assumed that what they learned about White male participants could be safely applied to anybody, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or other variables. We now know that this isn’t true. When you’re communicating … Continue reading Communicating the Value of Race and Ethnicity in Research

New Publication: The Family Meal Challenge: A Faith-Based Intervention to Empower Families

A new article in the Journal of Christian Nursing from Dr. Sharon Fruh and colleagues highlights the outcomes from a family meal challenge that sought to empower individuals to eat healthy meals together as a family. The Family Meal Challenge (FMC) was presented through four classes in three churches, two faith-based ministries, and two community service … Continue reading New Publication: The Family Meal Challenge: A Faith-Based Intervention to Empower Families

Warning signs: New US health study reveals ‘dangerous disparities’ among states

The following excerpt comes from the April 10, 2018, press release on EurekaAlert!. Working-age Americans in 21 states faced a higher probability of premature death from 1990 to 2016, according to the most extensive state-by-state US health study ever conducted. The likelihood of early death for men and women age 20 to 55 is highest … Continue reading Warning signs: New US health study reveals ‘dangerous disparities’ among states

Learn About the All of US Research Program

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 care for people of all backgrounds — in collaboration with USA Health and other partners. People over the age of 19 and older regardless of health status, … Continue reading Learn About the All of US Research Program

HDRG Recap: “Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities: Barriers to Healthy Sleep in Children.”

Dr. Sonia Smith introduced the interdisciplinary team that worked on the research project including nursing honors students, graduate students, and faculty members from both the College of Nursing and the Psychology Department. Kristina Caffey, a freshman pre-nursing student, was the catalyst for the Barriers to Healthy Sleep Project. A graduate of Baker High School and … Continue reading HDRG Recap: “Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities: Barriers to Healthy Sleep in Children.”

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

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