NIH Seeks Next Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is searching for the next director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The director provides leadership and direction to the Institute and advises the NIH Director and institute and center (IC) directors on the development of NIH-wide policy issues related to minority health disparities research, research on other health disparities, and related research training and serves as principal liaison with other agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services and federal government.

NIMHD’s mission is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities. The NIMHD Director also plans, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates all minority health and health disparities research and activities of the NIH; conducts and supports research in minority health and health disparities; promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce; translates and disseminates research information; and fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships. To carry out its mission, the NIMHD has a staff of approximately 56 employees and an annual budget of more than $250 million.

Applicants for the NIMHD director position must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences, and have senior-level research experience and knowledge of research programs in minority health and health disparities. Applications are due September 15. Additional information is available on the NIH’s website.

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Posted in Issue 15 (August 11), Update, Volume 33 (2014)

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