Nutrition Resources in Spanish
The Spanish-language versions of the ODPHP’s Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshop Series materials, Consuma una alimentación saludable • Manténgase activo Talleres comunitarios, is now available. The workshops in the series provide evidence-based health information to help Latinos, Hispanics, and other Spanish-speakers make appropriate, informed health decisions related to nutrition and physical activity to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Consumer materials have been designed for people with limited health literacy.
Researchers at the UIC Department of Disability and Human Development have received a $4,375,000 grant to develop a new Research and Training Center on Family Support. The 5-year grant, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, will help generate new knowledge in critical policy areas related to family support and the needs of families across different ages, disabilities, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. The Center will be led by Sandy Magaña, Tamar Heller, and Joe Caldwell.
Training and Educational Resources – Webinars
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
This webinar will focus on the methods of meta-analyses and systematic reviews. The learning objectives for this webinar are to:
- Discuss how systematic reviews and meta-analysis can help meet the aims of researchers and decision-makers;
- Understand the current methods used in systematic reviews and meta-analysis; and
- Examine methodological questions under discussion by the research community.
Presentations will be made by Kay Dickersin, MA, PhD, Director of the Center for Clinical Trials and the U.S. Cochrane Center at Johns Hopkins University and Tianjing Li, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University.
EnRICH (Research Innovations & Challenges) is a series of webinars that feature special MCH research-related topics. Each event features speakers who are experts in the field. EnRICH webinars are conducted by the MCH Training and Research Resource Center which is funded by the MCHB’s Division of Research, Training, and Education.
November 10, 2014
The purpose of this program is to provide support and resources to assist State Title V MCH programs in developing evidence-based or evidence-informed State Action Plans as well as in responding to the National Outcome Measures, National Performance Measures, State Performance Measures, and state-initiated Structural/Process Measures. This will facilitate the transformation of the MCH Title V Block Grant program.
November 10, 2014
The purpose of the UNHS program is to utilize specifically targeted and measurable interventions to increase the number of infants who are followed up for rescreening, referral, and intervention after having not passed a physiologic newborn screening examination prior to discharge from the newborn nursery. The focus of the Center will be to provide to state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs training and technical assistance for planning, policy development, implementing innovations and quality improvement methodology to reduce their loss to follow-up rate/loss to documentation.
December 5, 2014
This program supports applied research relating to MCH services, including services for CSHCN. Research should demonstrate a substantial contribution to advancement of the current knowledge pool, and when used in States and communities should result in health and health services improvements. Findings from the research supported by the MCH Research Program are expected to strengthen and expand ACA implementation. Research proposals should address critical MCH questions such as public health systems and infrastructure, health disparities, quality of care, and promoting the health of MCH populations, which also support the goals of HRSA. Applicants are encouraged to propose translational research studies that specifically address issues related to MCHB investments and programs.
December 5, 2014
This program supports applied research relating to MCH services that utilizes exclusively the secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records. These projects should have the potential to improve health services and delivery of care for MCH populations. Findings from the research supported by the MCH Research Program are expected to strengthen and expand ACA implementation.
November 7, 2014
This fellowship retains underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities in health services research by providing professional training and networking activities for junior and mid-career level academics and clinical practitioners who are conducting disparities research with a focus on population health. Registration and travel support are offered for meetings and workshops. The program will provide opportunities for fellows to present their research. The Aetna Foundation will host the 5 fellows for up to 1 week and provide a $15,000 stipend to support a disparities research project.
November 13, 2014
The program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an opportunity for midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation. Fellows participate in policy process and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy. Up to 6 awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2015.
December 22, 2014
Grant applications should propose to support a transdisciplinary program of basic and applied research to examine the effects of environmental factors on children’s health and well-being. Research conducted through the Centers should include substantive areas of science in children’s health while incorporating innovative technologies and approaches and links to the environment. Letters of intent are due 30 days before application due date.
NIH – Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities
March 5, 2015 (R01)
March 16, 2015 (R21)
Grant applications should propose to investigate the incidence, course, and outcomes of pregnancy among women with disabilities. Areas of interest also include studies to inform counseling and strategies for addressing barriers to prenatal care, and management of pregnancy, the puerperium, and the transition to parenthood in order to optimize outcomes for women with physical, intellectual and developmental, and/or sensory disabilities and their families. Letters of intent are due 30 days before application due dates.
NIH – Studies in Neonatal and Pediatric Resuscitation
March 5, 2015 (R01)
March 16, 2015 (R03, R21)
Grant applications should propose to stimulate research on a wide range of topics related to neonatal and pediatric resuscitation. It is anticipated that the results from well-conducted studies will enable translation of knowledge into evidence-based resuscitation practices ensuring optimal short- and long-term outcomes for all newborn infants and children. Letters of intent are due 30 days before application due dates.
- Research Project Grant (R01)
- Small Grant Program (R03)
- Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21)
Open until filled
The fellow will gain significant experience in national activities related to pipeline development, cultural competence, and developing diversity, while providing additional support to AUCD in carrying out its mission. The fellow will coordinate a national effort to increase diversity within our national network. We are seeking someone experienced in the issues, initiatives, strategies, and practices relating to increasing diversity among university students and personnel. The length of this fellowship could be 9 – 12 months, and salary is commensurate with education and experience.