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New England Science Symposium (NESS)

The Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership and the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP), invites you to submit an abstract (due January 4, 2018) for the seventeenth annual New England Science Symposium (NESS) to be held on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Attached please find the agenda of the day and NESS Brochure.
There is no registration fee for this symposium, but pre-registration is required.  To submit abstracts or to register:
For more information, please contact Rodolfo Ramos at or 617.432.5580.

Community Engagement Lecture Series

Foundations in Community Engaged Research

The Wake Forest School of Medicine Program in Community Engagement, in partnership with North West AHEC, will host a lecture series entitled: “Foundations in Community-engaged Research.” We invite you to attend this 4-part series, in-person or via webinar, as they address the following topics:

You may register for one or more of these events via the NWAHEC event registration page. For each lecture please click the appropriate link to register to “Participate in person” or “Participate via webinar.” For more information or to register, please visit the Community Engagement website: or register directly from the NWAHEC site:

OMH Announces Data Resource for Study of Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of a new resource to aid researchers, public health practitioners and policymakers with data on health and health care disparities and social determinants of health. The Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources (Compendium) is a free resource that compiles in one place descriptions of and links to 132 public datasets and resources that include information about health conditions and other factors that impact the health of minority populations.

The Compendium provides a one-stop shop for researchers, public policymakers and staff, the general public and all who are interested in the intersection of health, health care, health disparities and social determinants of health – the conditions that impact the environment in which individuals live, learn, work and play.

The Compendium was created by the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) to advance research, public policy and the public’s knowledge of issues related to health equity. The compendium fills a gap that researchers and practitioners frequently face in locating federal datasets in one place, with information that is vital to conduct research on various topics. It is a valuable, time-saving resource that reduces the significant amount of time and work of identifying and sorting through datasets for pertinent variables of study.

The datasets provided in the Compendium can serve a variety of purposes. Researchers who are interested in studying the specific health services that Americans frequently use and the cost of and payment methods for those health services may access the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data source available from AHRQ found in the Compendium. Organizations interested in program and policy development for children and families served by Head Start and Early Head Start programs may access the Head Start Program Information Report from ACF.

The Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources is available on the NPA website.

Researchers Meet Rural Community at Point of Need, Study Better Care for Diabetics

See this MUSC NewsCenter article on our efforts on a Rural Diabetes study in Bamberg, South Carolina.



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