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President Biden Signs Bill Strengthening Research Diversity

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On March 18, President Biden signed the John Lewis National Institute of Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD) Research Endowment Revitalization Act of 2021. It was my honor to be present in the Oval Office for the signing. I’m standing at the far left along with (from l – r): Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán of California; Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Congressman Frank Pallone of New Jersey; Congresswoman Nikema Williams of Georgia; and Eliseo Pérez-Stable, NIMHD director. The Act expands eligibility to help institutions build research infrastructure and recruit, train, and maintain a diverse student body and faculty. Credit: The White House

NIMHD Turns 10

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NIMHD Anniversary Symposium
Happy 10th anniversary to NIH’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). To mark the occasion, the NIMHD held an informative anniversary scientific symposium on March 3, 2020 at NIH that focused on “Innovations to Promote the Health Equity Agenda.” It was my pleasure to take part in the opening session, where I had a chance to pose for this photo with my colleague and NIMHD Director Eliseo Pérez-Stable. Over the past 30 years, NIMHD and its predecessors, along with their partners and collaborators, have proven that health disparities are real. Everyone deserves to live a healthy life, and health disparities challenge our American sense of fairness. Within the next 30 years, a majority of our nation’s population is projected to be non-white. With this coming demographic shift, it’s more important now than ever for researchers to study minority health and health disparities to understand the health of all people. Credit: NIH.