Minority health research

Kidney transplants: does ethnicity affect patients' chances?

Kidney transplants: does ethnicity affect patients' chances?

According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), some ethnic groups can be found at the bottom, or missing, from waitlists for kidney transplants.

Ethnicity and health outcomes

Ethnicity and health outcomes

In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health have illustrated how physical health outcomes within the black population vary based on environment.

Researchers find childhood obesity linked to genetics

Childhood obesity is usually linked to overeating, fast food, and insufficient exercise. Now, researchers have found one more thing to add to the list.

Ethnopharmacology: What Nurses Need to Know

Ethnopharmacology: What Nurses Need to Know

Race, ethnicity and culture can have a significant impact on how patients respond to certain medications--and even on how doctors prescribe them.

Make an EMPaCT

Make an EMPaCT

Enabling Minority Participation in Clinical Trials, or EMPaCT, is the newest initiative to come out of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Participate in eMAPA Research Study

Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, and her colleagues are conducting a study to explore ethnic differences in midlife women's attitudes toward physical activity.

Advice for Increasing Minority Cancer Screening Rates: THINK POSITIVE!

Advice for Increasing Minority Cancer Screening Rates: THINK POSITIVE!

A recent study by researchers at St. Louis University School of Medicine suggests that accentuating the positive can make a big difference when it comes to educating African Americans about the importance of cancer screening and early detection.

Skin Color Contributes to Clinical and Justice Disparities for Black Rape Victims

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing suggests that rape victims with dark skin are less likely to have their physical injuries detected, treated and documented as evidence by the sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) or other health care professionals who examine them.

Breast Cancer: Finding the Roots of Disparities

Breast Cancer: Finding the Roots of Disparities

Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among all races, yet mortality rates differ between ethnicities and early detection numbers falter among minorities. A challenging yet rewarding specialty, oncology nursing puts nurses against such inequalities.

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Family Support in the Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes Among Hispanics

Diabetes is one of the most persistent health disparities affecting Hispanic communities. Fortunately, Hispanic patients rarely face the disease alone, bolstered by their culture of strong family support.

Nurses, Culture and Cancer

Nurses, Culture and Cancer

Through culturally competent outreach, education, research and patient care, nurses can make a dramatic difference in reducing minority cancer disparities

A Cause for Celebration

The 10th anniversary of Howard University’s Mary Elizabeth Carnegie Research Conference was a truly special occasion celebrating the past, present and future of leadership in health disparities research

Bridging the Barriers to Research Careers

By helping talented students of color make the transition from MSN degrees to PhD programs, the federally funded Bridges to the Doctoral Degree initiative is working to increase the number of minority nurse scientists

Researching With Respect

Nurses conducting research in American Indian communities must learn to be more culturally sensitive to tribes’ unique needs

Careers in Rural Minority Health

Careers in Rural Minority Health

From the Mississippi Delta to remote Indian reservations, rural communities of color are among the most medically underserved in the nation--and the need for more nurses is especially acute

Participate in eMAPA Research Study

Participate in eMAPA Research Study

Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, and her colleagues are conducting a study to explore ethnic differences in midlife women's attitudes toward physical activity.

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