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National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Extramural Loan Repayment Programs

$28,899,026

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR SPECIFIED USE
Popular Name: NIMHD Loan Repayment Programs
CFDA Number
93.308

Objectives: The mission of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. To accomplish this, NIMHD 1) Plans, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates all minority health and health disparities research and activities of the National Institutes of Health; 2) Conducts and supports research in minority health and health disparities; 3) Promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce; 4) Translates and disseminates research information; 5) Fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships. There are two separate types of loan repayment within NIMHD's Loan Repayment Program: (1) Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research (LRP-HDR): recruits and retains qualified health professionals to research careers that focus on minority health disparities research or other health disparities research and the (2) Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (LRP­ IDB), recruits and retains qualified health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to conduct clinical research. The objective of these extramural loan repayment programs are to recruit and retain qualified health professionals including those from health disparity populations and those from disadvantaged backgrounds to conduct minority health disparities research, other health disparities research, and clinical research. (1) Health Disparities Research may pertain to basic, clinical, or behavioral research on health disparity populations (including individual members and communities of such populations), that relate to health disparities, including the causes of such disparities and methods to prevent, diagnose, and treat such disparities. (2) Clinical research consists of patient-oriented clinical research conducted with human subjects, or research on the causes and consequences of disease in human populations involving material of human origin (such as tissue specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which the investigator or colleague directly interacts with human subjects in an outpatient or inpatient setting to clarify a problem in human physiology, pathophysiology or disease, or epidemiologic or behavioral studies, outcomes research or health services research, or developing new technologies, therapeutic interventions, or clinical trials.

 
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