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AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced the launch of an Atlanta-based program aimed at improving self-management of diabetes among minority populations. In partnership with Emory University's Latino Diabetes Education Program...

U.S. Civil Rights Commission to Hold Public Briefing on Health Care Disparities Between Minorities and Non-Minorities, and Business Meeting

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following press release was issued today by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: DATE AND TIME: Friday, June 12, 2009; 9:30 a.m. EDT PLACE: 624 9th St., N.W. Room 540 Washington, DC 20425 BRIEFING AGENDA The U.S. Commiss...

Economic Bad Times Put Minorities at Higher Crime Risk

Blacks, Latinos more often victimized as recessions occur, study shows MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- When the economy goes sour, certain minority groups suffer at the hands of criminals more than others, a new study finds. National crime statistics from 1973 to 2005 show an ...

Town Hall Meeting on Inequities in Clinical Trials Documents Ongoing 'Tuskegee Effect' When Recruiting Minorities for Research Studies

Health Officials/Patient Advocates Link Underrepresentation of Minorities in Clinical Trials with Higher Death Rates HOUSTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What is keeping so many Americans and especially racial and ethnic minorities from taking part in medical studies for diseases from...

"PEACE of Heart" Campaign Comes to Metro Washington to Help Fight Heart Disease Epidemic among Minorities : Hallmark of Campaign's Health Screening Events Is Personalized Follow-Up

The PEACE of Heart campaign today came to Washington, D.C. and Maryland, launching a third preventive health screening and educational event as part of a national initiative to fight the epidemic of heart disease afflicting African Americans, low-income minority groups and other medically underse...

Med School Diversity May Help Whites Care Better for Minorities

Findings urge push for broad-based admission policies that reflect ethnic variety TUESDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Attending medical schools with high levels of racial and ethnic diversity may better prepare white medical students to care for minority patients, U.S. researchers say...

Seniors, minorities to have largest impact on tomorrow's America

The demographic patterns of older Americans and certain ethnic groups will have greater effects on the country's socioeconomic outlook than previously thought, according to the latest issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (PPAR) . In particular, the Baby Boomer generation and residents of Hispani...

State of Cancer Care for Nation's Poor and Minorities Is Focus of Conference in Washington

Forum Is Largest Meeting on Disparities in Cancer Care and Survival WASHINGTON, March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of cancer care for the nation's poor and ethnic minorities will be addressed when the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) and Baylor College of Medicine hold the 11t...

HIV 'Atlas' Shows Virus Targeting Minorities

80% of U.S. cases occur in just 20% of counties, report finds MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Your chances of getting infected with HIV may largely depend on where in America you live, a new report finds. The HIV/AIDS Atlas found that 80 percent of U.S. cases are clustered in ...

Study finds segregation decreases access to surgical care for minorities

CHICAGO (June 11, 2009) New research published in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals that in counties with the highest levels of segregation, an increase in the African-American or Hispanic population was associated with a decrease in the availability and ...

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Minorities in Medical Technology

Why Do African-Americans Fare Worse With Cancer? Access and Economics Are Only Part of the Story

...both sociological and biological - is amplified by another recent study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology . It predicts the cancer incidence among minorities will nearly double in the coming decades, increasing 99% by 2030 compared to an expected 31% increase among whites. And the American Society of C...

First Town Hall Meeting on Inequities in Clinical Trials to Take Place at the Harlem Hospital Center on October 20

...ty of Americans -- and especially women, older people and racial and ethnic minorities -- are either under-represented or completely excluded from the medical stu..., working to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations. Coming at a time when less than on...

Major Deficiencies in Design; Funding of Clinical Trials Affects Future of Scientific Innovation

... cited are the exclusion or under-representation of women, older people and minorities in the vast majority of human research studies; insufficient training in di...ving the under-representation of women, older adults, and racial and ethnic minorities in clinical research studies, despite many efforts to improve the performan...

Thomson Healthcare Cancer Profiler Used in Study

...ewswire-FirstCall/ -- When researching cancer treatment information, ethnic minorities are just as inclined as Caucasians to be interested in information about cl...ucasian patient populations." According to the National Cancer Institute, minorities tend to be under- represented in health research studies. The institute sug...

Karmanos Physician-Scientists Examine Racial Disparities in Patients with Gynecologic Cancer

...ess of the treatment plan. Dr. Schimp's presentation, Outcomes of Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Ethnicity, was part of the conference's minorities in Cancer Research Forum. Endometrial Cancer Patients - Racial Disparities at the Molecular Level? Dr. Schimp's team analyzed the molecular profil...
Minorities in Medical Dictionary

Colorectal Cancer

...olorectal cancer screening, polyps can be found and ... Cancer prevention and early detection through research, education and community ... minorities and Colorectal Cancer . What African-Americans Need to Know ... ...
Minorities in Biological News

SF State professor honored by President Obama for science mentoring

...rtage of students -- particularly underrepresented minorities -- in the sciences who went on to complete master'...ntion and academic achievement of underrepresented minorities in the sciences. From 1984 to 2003, only one minor...e sciences. From 2004 to 2007, 21 underrepresented minorities completed doctorates in the sciences, with another...

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

...ies in cancer survival outcomes both sociological and biological has never been more urgent," says Dr. Hershman. "With the incidence of cancer among minorities predicted to double in the next two decades while comparable incidence among whites is only expected to rise 31 percent this is a crucially importan...

Researcher finds Girl Scout meetings provide an opportunity to increase girls' physical activity

...rformed higher levels of both moderate-intensity and moderate-to-vigorous intensity exercise during troop meetings. Statistically, Rosenkranz said, minorities acquire lower amounts of physical activity. However, the interventions created the same amount of activity for all demographics and there was no diffe...

Disabled and other vulnerable groups more susceptible to terrorism fears

... Research has shown that certain marginalized groups including the mentally ill, the disabled and ethnic minorities such as African Americans and Latinos fare worse than others in the aftermath of natural disasters, suffering disproportionate impoverishment, injuri...

American Association for Cancer Research hosts Science of Health Care Disparities Meeting

...hods to increase enrollment in clinical trials among minority patients Why the Barbershop technique may increase awareness among blacks How many minorities are foregoing health care because of the cost? Are rural patients less likely to be screened for cancer? Genetic polymorphisms that increase pro...

Musculoskeletal center wins $2.2 million for drug safety

...otential safety concerns. Additionally, researchers will examine which biologics work best for specific groups of patients, including women, children, minorities and the disabled. All of the biologics being studied are U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved. Funding for new safety assessments comes...

Penn State researcher wins Entomological Society of America award

...a National Science Foundation CAREER award. De Moraes is active in teaching and outreach and is particularly committed to promoting the integration of minorities and women in science. ...

Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners

...ce Foundation. In addition to research, Dr. De Moraes is active in teaching and outreach and is particularly committed to promoting the integration of minorities and women in science. Recognition Award in Entomology (Sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection) This award recognizes entomologists who have made or...

NSF funds multi-university center to study environmental implications of nanotechnology

...nual workshops. In addition, the project will utilize recruitment efforts that will establish a diverse cadre of graduate students of underrepresented minorities and women. Howard University's status as a Historically Black College and University makes it a valuable asset in the recruitment process. Outreach...

NYU receives $490k NSF grant to promote women in the sciences

... existing campus-wide initiative to promote the representation of women and minorities in the sciences. It seeks to achieve these aims by providing support for fe... NYU's dean for science. "Through broadening the participation of women and minorities in science, an area in which they have traditionally been underrepresented ...
Minorities in Biological Technology

University alliance gets $2.5 million to encourage minorities in science and technology

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will lead 21 state colleges in trying to encourage more underrepresented minorities to get degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, the university has announced. The alliance includes the UW System's 12 four-year universities and two-year colleges...

Gerresheimer Holds its own in Difficult Environment

... the balance of one-off income and expenses (including significant non-cash expenses) and the related tax effects (5) Adjusted net income after minorities divided by 31.4m shares Contact Press Burkhard Lingenberg Director Corporate Communication & Marketing Phone +49-211-6181-250 ...

Disabled and other vulnerable groups more susceptible to terrorism fears

... Research has shown that certain marginalized groups including the mentally ill, the disabled and ethnic minorities such as African Americans and Latinos fare worse than others in the aftermath of natural disasters, suffering disproportionate impoverishment, injuri...

DFG establishes 14 new research training groups

... religion within a society and that are generally punished. This phenomenon occurs in the form of prophets, heresies, sects or discriminated religious minorities in all complex societies. Researchers will be studying interdisciplinary tensions between religious conformity and nonconformity, innovative and trans...

Disabled and other vulnerable groups more susceptible to terrorism fears

... Research has shown that certain marginalized groups including the mentally ill, the disabled and ethnic minorities such as African Americans and Latinos fare worse than others in the aftermath of natural disasters, suffering disproportionate impoverishment, injuri...

Disabled and other vulnerable groups more susceptible to terrorism fears

... Research has shown that certain marginalized groups including the mentally ill, the disabled and ethnic minorities such as African Americans and Latinos fare worse than others in the aftermath of natural disasters, suffering disproportionate impoverishment, injuri...

Following a Record Year in 2008 Gerresheimer Again Sets its Sights on Substantial Growth in 2009

...f one-off income and expenses (including significant non-cash expenses) and the related tax effects (3) Adjusted net income after minorities divided by 31.4m shares Contact Press Burkhard Lingenberg Director Corporate Communication & Marketing Phone +49-211-6181-250 ...

ECBC Now Accepting Applications for 2009 Minority Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

...ological defense, is currently accepting applications for a new summer internship program established in response to a recent decline in the number of minorities pursuing careers in science and engineering. The Minority Undergraduate Summer Internship Program (MUSIP), established by the ECBC's Diversity Ad...

Gerresheimer Substantially Increases Quarterly Operating Profit

...tion, the balance of one-off income and expenses (including significant non-cash expenses) and the related tax effects (3) Adjusted net income after minorities divided by 31.4m shares You can download the Group's Key Figures at: http://www.presseportal.de/pm/9072/gerresheimer_ag/?keygroup=dokument Con...

NSF awards 14 materials research science and engineering centers

...and education at all academic levels, and actively seek partnerships with schools, universities and colleges serving these groups which include women, minorities and people with disabilities. Five new MRSECs were created as a result of the competition: The Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and...
Minorities in Biological Definition

Culture

...ed with nationalism -- such as the nationalist struggle to create a "Germany" out of diverse principalities, and the nationalist struggles by ethnic minorities against the Austro-Hungarian Empire -- developed a more inclusive notion of culture as "worldview." That is, each ethnic group is characterized by ...
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