Thursday, June 24, 2010

New translational health disparities research course at NCMHD!

September 20 - October 1, 2010


The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) is hosting a translational health disparities research course on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland from September 20, 2010 to October 1, 2010. This two-week intensive course will provide specialized instruction on the concepts, principles, methods, and applications of health disparities science, practice, and policy. A faculty of recognized experts in health disparity science will lead individual sessions. The course is free, but attendance is limited and admission will be competitive. The costs of transportation, room and board will not be covered.

To participate, you must submit an application, which NCMHD will review by early August. NCMHD will start accepting applications in early July. Please check the NCMHD Web site,, for course registration information, which will appear at that time.
Please see the attached document for more details.

Application Information
* NCMHD will begin accepting applications in early July. Please check the NCMHD Web site,, for course registration information, which will appear at that time.
* The deadline for applying is 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, July 30, 2010.
* Applicants will be notified if they have been accepted, waitlisted, or rejected no later than Monday, August 9, 2010.
* It is preferred that you submit your application online via the NCMHD Web site starting in early July. When you submit your application, it will generate an e-mail to your selected reference person asking for their recommendation.
* Please begin preparing the following information for your application:
* A synopsis of your relevant work experience (Maximum word count 250)
* Your educational history in 250 words; this may include honors and awards (Maximum word count 250)
* An essay that responds to the following question: Why do you want to take this course and how will the knowledge gained from it contribute to your future career goals?(Maximum word count 350)
* A letter of recommendation. (Please ask the person who will serve as your reference to describe your strengths and personal qualities in 350 words or less.)

For further information or questions, please send an email to the Course Coordinator at

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