Notice of NIMHD Participation in PA-18-343: "Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15 Clinical Trial Required)"

Notice Number: NOT-MD-18-009

Key Dates
Release Date: July 3, 2018

Related Announcements
PA-18-343

Issued by
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is participating in PA-18-343, "Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15 Clinical Trial Required)."

The following changes have been made to reflect NIMHD's participation in this FOA:

Part 1. Overview Information

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Components of Participating Organizations

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)
93.307

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

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Research Objectives of the NIH Institutes and Centers

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is interested in supporting clinical trials of health promotion, disease prevention, and therapeutic interventions designed to improve minority health or reduce health disparities. Projects must have a focus on one or more NIH-designated health disparity populations: Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities. Additional populations or groups may be included for comparison purposes as appropriate for the research questions posed.

Projects are expected to use an approach that encompasses multiple domains (e.g., biological, behavioral, socio-cultural, environmental, physical environment, or health system) and multiple levels (e.g., individual, interpersonal, community, societal) to address the proposed research topic (see the NIMHD Research Framework, https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/about/overview/research-framework.html, for examples of health determinants of interest). Research designs should allow for the assessment of mechanisms through which the intervention elements produce changes in the targeted outcomes. Interventions may be delivered in any variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, community organizations, faith-based organizations, or juvenile justice settings. It is expected that projects will involve collaborations with relevant organizations or groups as appropriate, including but not limited to academic institutions, primary care clinicians, health care systems, state and local public health agencies, school systems, school-based student or parent associations, community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations. It is also expected the interventions developed will have potential for sustainability in the intervention setting after the project is over as well as scalability to be implemented in other settings.

Part 2. Section VII. Agency Contacts

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Scientific/Research Contact(s):
Benyam Hailu, M.D.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Telephone: 301-594-8696
Email: benyam.hailu@nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s):
Priscilla Grant, JD
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Telephone: 301-594-8412
Email: pg38h@nih.gov

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Benyam Hailu, M.D.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Telephone: 301-594-8696
Email: benyam.hailu@nih.gov