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Division of Special Populations Lunch & Learn Series

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in 2009 and 2010, the NICHD’s DSP hosted a series of Lunch and Learn meetings, bringing together NICHD scientists and community partners to discuss the research agenda regarding maternal and child health issues that significantly impact medically underserved populations. A short description of these meetings is provided below.

Immigration and Health Status

June 30, 2010

Location

6100 Executive Boulevard, 5th Floor Conference Room (5A01)

Purpose

This meeting focused on immigration and health status as they relate to health disparities in the United States. The meeting included a short film, Becoming American, as well as talks from Dr. Rebecca Clark and Dr. Michael Spittel, from the NICHD’s Demographic and Behavioral Sciences Branch; Dr. James Griffin, from NICHD’s Child Development and Behavior Branch; and Mr. Guadalupe Pacheco, from Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.

Contact

Dr. Regina Smith James, DSP, NICHD
Phone: (301) 435-2692
E-mail: rjames@mail.nih.gov

Recruitment Strategies To Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

December 2, 2009

Location

6100 Executive Boulevard, 5th Floor Conference Room (5A01)

Purpose

This meeting focused on Public Law 103-43, which details how women and minorities are included in Phase III clinical trials. The meeting included talks from Dr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith, from NICHD’s Reproductive Biology and Medicine Branch within the Division of Intramural Research (DIR); Ms. Abena Akomenah and Ms. Babette Stern, from the Unit on Growth and Obesity in the DIR Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics; and Ms. Sharon Anderson from the NICHD Community Ambassador Program. These scientists and community representatives discussed successful recruitment strategies utilized in NICHD intramural research.

Contact

Dr. Regina Smith James, DSP, NICHD
Phone: (301) 435-2692
E-mail: rjames@mail.nih.gov

Social and Economic Impact of Preterm Birth

October 2, 2009

Location

6100 Executive Boulevard, 5th Floor Conference Room (5A01)

Purpose

This meeting highlighted the social and economic impact of preterm births as well as the role that NICHD-supported research is playing in understanding and addressing this issue. An episode of the documentary series, Unnatural Causes, entitled "When the Bough Breaks" was featured, as well as talks from Ms. Stacey Cunningham, from the National Healthy Start Association and Dr. Tonse Raju and Dr. Cathy Spong, from NICHD’s Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch.

Contact

Dr. Regina Smith James, DSP Branch, NICHD
Phone: (301) 435-2692
E-mail: rjames@mail.nih.gov

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 11/30/2012
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