Research and Funding

Blog post - new funding for health disparities research

July 23, 2014

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New funding for health disparities research has just been announced by the National Institute on Aging. This funding will add health disparities projects and researchers to existing NIA grants. Grad students, postdocs, and junior faculty members with appropriate, rigorous projects can work with funded investigators to take advantage of this research funding opportunity.

Carl Hill, Director of the NIA Office Special Populations, explains the initiative in a new blog post. “Health disparities are differences in the incidence and prevalence of disease, mortality, burden of diseases, and life expectancy that exist between population groups in the U.S.,” he writes. “These differences are associated with a broad array of factors that influence health.” This new funding is in addition to NIA’s longstanding diversity supplement program.

Read the full blog post: New grant money for health disparities research

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