Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI)

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Mission Statement

The Office of Minority Health Research Coordination of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has established a communication network of current and potential biomedical research investigators and technical personnel interested in minority health research, including individuals from traditionally under-served communities: African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders. The major objective of the network is to encourage and facilitate participation of members of underrepresented population groups and others interested in minority health in the conduct of biomedical research in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive diseases, nutrition, kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. A second objective is to encourage and enhance the potential of the investigators in choosing a biomedical research career in these fields. An important component of this network is promotion of two-way communications between network members and the NIDDK. Through the NMRI, NIDDK will elicit recommendations for strategies to enhance the opportunities and implement mechanisms for support of underrepresented population groups and others in biomedical research. The NMRI will advance scientific knowledge and contribute to the reduction and eventual elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities.

Eligibility

Investigators must meet all criteria: (1) be at the post doctoral level or higher; (2) be interested in minority health research, including individuals from traditional under-served communities: African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders; (3) conducting research in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive disease, nutrition, kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases; and (4) be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the NMRI, please complete the following criteria form and send a copy of your CV and a brief biography via email to: Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov. This information will be forwarded to NIDDK staff who will review it to make sure you meet the criteria for NMRI membership.

New Member Criteria Form

 
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