Minority Health Research Coordination : NIDDK

NIDDK Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC)

The OMHRC was created by the Director of the NIDDK in order to address the burden of diseases and disorders that disproportionately impact the health of minority populations. The OMHRC will help implement the institution's strategic plan for health disparities and build on the strong partnership with the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH. 

Research Training Funding Opportunities for high school students through young investigators.

Strategic Plan on Minority Health Disparities
NIDDK gives increased priority to support research and to encourage specific efforts in these areas of health disparity to advance the foundation of knowledge in the biomedical sciences.

Conferences and Workshops for minority research investigators

Network of Minority Research Investigators (NMRI) a communication network of biomedical research investigators and technical personnel from traditionally under-served communities: African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders.


Special Programs to promote diversity
Other Minority Health Resources at the NIH
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
NCMHD supports basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, research infrastructure and training, fosters emerging programs, disseminates information, and reaches out to minority and other health disparity communities. 

Loan Repayment Program for health disparities research and for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds

Research Supplements to Promote:
NIH Policy on Reporting Race and Ethnicity Data minimum standards for maintaining, collecting, and presenting data on race and ethnicity from clinical research projects

Page last updated: October 14, 2008

General inquiries may be addressed to: Office of Communications & Public Liaison
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For information about NIDDK programs: 301.496.3583

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