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NIH Donates $29.5M to Advance Genomics, Precision Medicine

Health IT Analytics — The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of NIH, will donate grants totaling $29.5 million that will help advance DNA sequencing technology and precision medicine. The grants will span a five-year period pending the availability of funds and will allow scientists to generate and maintain the most comprehensive reference sequence of the human genome. The currently available reference sequence of the human genome is becoming obsolete, and the grants will fund two centers as part of a new Human Genome Reference Program (HGRP)…read more »

Leveraging Information Technology to Address Health Disparities

National Institutes of Health — Disparities in health care delivery and health outcomes present distressing challenges to underserved populations, who often experience a greater burden of chronic diseases and are more likely to show signs of poor disease management. Health information technology (IT) tools may serve a vital role in reducing such disparities in the clinical care setting…read more »

The Future of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research is Here

National Institutes of Health — Health disparities have persisted, despite extensive research and a decades-long mandate to eliminate them. Thus, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) led a National Institutes of Health-wide, two-year science visioning process to chart a new research course to improve minority health and reduce health disparities…read more »