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External Announcements

MHI Steering Committee Member, Judith Feinberg, will be featured in the first WVU TEDx conference. Tune into TEDxWVU here on March 2nd from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

Two New Health Equity Research Announcements

Interested in applying to the next cycle of PCORI research awards? Register for the PCORI, Who We Are and What We Fund Webinar! On January 25, 2018 from 12-1:00 p.m. ET, Dr. Steve Clauser, Director of the Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research (HDDR) Program from PCORI, will provide insider tips and recommendations for applying to the upcoming Cycle 1 2018 PCORI disparities funding announcement, opening January 16, 2018. . This webinar will provide an overview of priority topics for research, funding announcements, the application process, research partnerships and engagement, and the merit review process.  There will be time provided for questions.  Register here!      


Health Equity Research Virtual Site Visit Features South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

The AAMC has developed a new Health Equity Virtual Site Visit (VSV) to highlight the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and the school’s approach to rural health care, community-integrated research, and programs to recruit Native American students into medicine. The VSV was established in 2014 to highlight outstanding health equity research portfolios at AAMC member institutions through videos, webinars, presentations, articles, and other resources. The Sanford School of Medicine was honored with the 2017 AAMC Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Register Now for Upcoming Consortium Webinar on Environmental Influences on Children’s Health


Title: Environmental Influences on Children’s Health and Development

Date: Wednesday, February 14

Time: 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern

Description: Every day, children are exposed to substances in their environment that can negatively impact their lifetime trajectory of health. During this webinar you will learn why children are more vulnerable to these exposures than adults due to differences in behavior and biology; unique windows of susceptibility during development; sources of exposure, including in early care and education settings; and health outcomes that may result from these exposures. Particular emphasis will be given to child care settings and early growth and development. This webinar will feature presentations by Dr. Barbara Fiese and Brenda Koester of the Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois, and Dr. Susan Buchanan of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Click here to register for this webinar