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Dr. Rahn Bailey Talks Psychiatry and Mental Health
(Jackie Jones, BlackAmericaWeb.com, Oct. 3, 2012) “Can you speak about overcoming stigma in our community and getting help for our mental issues? Stigma about mental illness is experienced globally in all cultures. It results from individual and societal misunderstanding of the nature and presentation of mental illness.”
Interviewer-Perceived Honesty as a Mediator of Racial Disparities in the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia (Psychiatric Services, Sept. 1, 2012)
“African Americans were more than three times as likely as whites to be diagnosed as having schizophrenia.”
Diversity Spreads to All Corners of the U.S. (USA Today, Sept. 7, 2012) Since 1980, “the number of places where no group is a majority has more than quintupled,” according to Census data by Penn State's Population Research Institute.
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Basic social and behavioral research on culture, health, and well being. Letters of intent due Nov 16; Applications due Dec. 17.
Harvard University: The Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. Up to five one-year, degree-granting fellowships will be awarded to eligible physicians. Applications due Dec. 15.
2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit
, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, National Harbor, Md
Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and Office of Minority Health with the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference
, Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chicago.
Co-organized by the IMPACT Program at Northwestern University and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute (SOGI) at Center on Halsted. The event purpose is to foster the education and engagement of Chicago-area students, faculty and providers involved in LGBTQ health research by providing a forum for their scholarly work.