NIMHD Director’s Update - July 9

Join Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), for an update on key NIMHD issues for the extramural research and research training community. Dr. Pérez-Stable will address:

  • Current funding opportunities targeting inequities related to COVID-19 and minority health and health disparities
  • Contributors to racial/ethnic inequities in NIH funding and efforts underway to address the disparity

Dr. Pérez-Stable welcomes discussion during a question and answer period to follow the presentation.
You may also submit questions ahead of time to Amanda Field, PhD, AAMC Senior Science Policy Specialist, at

The AAMC looks forward to providing this platform for interaction with the GREAT and GRAND communities on these and future topics. Please send topic suggestions to Amanda Field (above).

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD

Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, is Director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), which seeks to advance the science of minority health and health disparities research through research, training, research capacity development, public education, and information dissemination. Dr. Pérez-Stable practiced general internal medicine for 37 years at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before moving to NIH in September 2015. He was professor of medicine at UCSF and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine for 17 years. His research interests include improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among clinicians, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce. For more than 30 years, Dr. Pérez-Stable led research on Latino smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in the United States and Latin America, addressing clinical and prevention issues in cancer screening, and mentoring over 70 minority investigators. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2001.

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