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Hopkins Nursing Awarded Health Disparity NIH Training Grant

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Posted: 1/17/2008

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) has received a $1.1 million federal training grant--"Interdisciplinary Training in Health Disparities Research"--aimed at preparing nurse scientists in identifying, preventing, and reducing health disparities among under-served populations.  

The grant is funded through the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and will be directed by principal investigator JHUSON Professor and Associate Dean for Research Jerilyn Allen, ScD, RN.

According to Allen, the training grant funding will provide two years of tuition fees, a stipend, and an allowance to four pre-doctoral students and one post-doctoral fellow whose research interests are focused in the field of health disparities.  Allen also noted that the funding will allow the School to "prepare the next generation of nurses scientists to lead and participate in research projects with interdisciplinary teams; projects that address inequities in health care, one of the most serious health care dilemmas of our time."

The JHUSON is now accepting applications for the program. Contact:  Dr. Jerilyn Allen at 443-287-2902 or jallen@son.jhmi.edu or JHUSON, 525 N. Wolfe Street, Room 304, Baltimore, MD 21205.