Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI)
The Office of Minority Health Research Coordination
of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
has established a communication network of current and potential
biomedical research investigators and technical personnel interested in minority health
research, including individuals from traditionally under-served communities: African American,
Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders.
The major objective of the network is to encourage and facilitate participation of members
of underrepresented population groups and others interested in minority health in the conduct of
biomedical research in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive diseases,
nutrition, kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases. A second objective is to encourage and
enhance the potential of the investigators in choosing a biomedical research career in these
fields. An important component of this network is promotion of two-way communications between
network members and the NIDDK.
Through the NMRI, NIDDK will elicit recommendations for strategies to enhance the opportunities
and implement mechanisms for support of underrepresented population groups and others in
biomedical research. The NMRI will advance scientific knowledge and contribute to the
reduction and eventual elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities.
Last Updated: 07/11/2012
Registration for the NMRI 11th Annual Workshop
is now open.
Deadline for registration is March 22, 2013
The Workshop will be held April 18-19, 2013. Should you have any questions regarding registration please contact Ms. Winnie Martinez, Winnie.Martinez@nih.gov
To see if you qualify for NMRI membership, please complete this Criteria Form