Special Issue "Proceedings from the 2014 Minority Health & Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference (MHHDGC)"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2015)
Dr. Barbara E. Hayes
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Texas Southern University, Gray Hall, 3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004, USA
Prof. Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou
Department of Biology, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, 1400 Lynch Street, Box 18750, Jackson, MS 39217, USA
Fax: +1 601 979 2349
The 2014 Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference (MHHDGC), themed Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of U.S. and Global Health Equity, was held from 1–3 December, 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, USA. The conference highlighted the importance of basic, clinical, and translational science collaborations to address minority health and health disparities. The conference featured research sessions addressing key environmental, cultural, socioeconomic, bio-behavioral, genetic and other factors related to health disparities. Several important topics were covered, including the following:
- Behavioral and social sciences
- Biomedical informatics and computational biology
- Cancer health disparities research
- Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease
- Women, child and adolescent health
- Clinical and transitional science research
- Cellular and molecular biology of human diseases
- Complementary and alternative medicine
- Environmental health and toxicology
- Health literacy and health information technology
- HIV and AIDS and Infectious diseases
- Nanoscience and nanotechnology
- Neuroscience and health disparities
- Public health sciences
This Special Issue aims to showcase the excellence in research and scientific discoveries on the above-listed topics. Submission of full manuscripts of original research presented at the conference is strongly encouraged. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please go to www.ijerph.com to register and submit it by the deadline of 15 August, 2015. With this submission, you agree to pay the reduced processing fee of $800 (instead of $1,600) for each accepted paper. We anticipate publishing the Proceedings of this Special Issue in December 2015.
Dr. Mark Edberg
Dr. Barbara E. Hayes
Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice
Dr. Paul B. Tchounwou
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