College of Liberal Arts

NCMHD Health Disparities Research on Minority and Underserved Populations (R01)

Nominations due to Dean Slesnick by 1/12/10

Tuesday Jan 12, 2010


Sponsor:          National Institutes of Health

Program:         NCMHD Health Disparities Research on Minority and Underserved Populations (R01)

Limitations:      ONE proposal; as of December 23, 2009

Program Guidelines:      The complete solicitation can be found at <> for review.

Internal Review Procedures:

Associate Deans or Designates should submit the following materials electronically to <>  no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2010:   

1. Dean's or Dean Designate’s Letter of Nomination

2. One page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of the proposed research project.

3. The bio sketch of the UT PI

Each department should submit all proposals forward with a ranking from the Dean/Associate Dean for Research.

Program Description:   The overarching goal of this FOA is to solicit innovative research addressing elements that eliminates health disparities.  Research focused on disease and/or conditions that disproportionately affect racial/ethnic minorities is a growing field that has been employed lately in understanding dynamics contributing to health disparities.  Funding for this FOA will support investigators who propose to conduct health disparities research using its principles to improve health inequities.  The research should take into account the characteristics of health systems and health seeking behaviors that propagate disparities.  The focus of targeted research population is diverse.  It includes ethnic racial minorities, medically underserved and vulnerable populations, and rural and low-income populations.  Several approaches could be used when designing programs; specific interventions may include but are not limited to biological, behavioral change strategies, lifestyle factors, environmental, social and structural barriers, economics, institutional and cultural, family influences, delivery system interventions, medical procedures and regimens (including alternative therapy), medical and assistive devices and technologies.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

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