Sickle Cell Disease Training and Mentoring Program (STAMP)
HRSA, HHS, and OMH logo’s for Sickle Cell Disease Training & Mentoring Program (STAMP)

The Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Training and Mentoring Program (STAMP)pdf iconexternal icon is a collaboration between the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau of Primary Health Care. STAMP is a free telehealth series taught by hematologists for primary care providers. The program trains primary care providers on the basics of sickle cell disease care such as pain management, hydroxyurea, and preventive services.

Visit OMH’s sickle cell disease siteexternal icon to register and learn more about upcoming trainings.

NIMHD Supports the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program

The National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities  is supporting an upcoming funding opportunity under the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) programexternal icon. Funding will support specialized research centers in institutions that offer doctoral degrees in the health professions or health-related sciences and have a commitment to educating students from underrepresented populations and in institutions that provide health care services to medically underserved communities.

NIMHD encourages investigators to participate in this important public health activity and welcomes inquiries concerning this funding opportunity. Review the upcoming funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for more information on eligibility and application submissions.

Estimated Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): February 14, 2020

Estimated Application Due Date: April 14, 2020

Visit the NIMHD websiteexternal icon for more information on RCMI program.

Save-the-Date: 2020 Health Disparities Research Institute
NIH’s Save the Date flyer for HDRI event

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from August 3-7, 2020, in Bethesda, MD. The online application portal is now open!external icon The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health and health and health disparities research scientists and to stimulate research in disciplines supported by health disparities science:

The program will feature:

  • Lectures on minority health and health disparities research
  • Mock grant review
  • Seminars and small group discussion

Institute attendees will also have the opportunity to engage in sessions with NIH scientific staff involved in health disparities research across the various NIH institutes and centers. Visit the HDRI webpageexternal icon to learn more about the target audience, eligibility, selection criteria, and how to apply.

For questions or more information, email

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