National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland -- The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a new research program to support international collaborations to study stigma and global health. FIC, with 11 NIH partners, the Health Research Services Administration, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) with the International Development Research Centre, has issued a Request for Applications for the Stigma and Global Health Research Program. Stigma is a process that occurs when perceived differences between an individual or group and the rest of society result in an unfavorable labeling of that person or group. The consequences of stigma can be disapproval, rejection, exclusion, and ultimately discrimination. The current combined financial commitment of the Stigma and Global Health Research Program partners is approximately $2.75 million for the first year. Total support will be approximately $11 million over the next five years.
In addition to FIC, the 11 NIH partners are the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), and the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH).
"Our goal in this program is to support research that leads to better understanding of the role of stigma in health throughout the world. Research in this area is the best hope for developing evidence-based interventions to prevent or mitigate stigma's negative effects on the healthPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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NIH/Fogarty International Center
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