Sept. 28, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 39


Of Note


Hispanic Health Initiative Summit opens funding opportunities

A scheduled Hispanic Health Initiative Summit could open the door to new funding for UTHSC researchers and faculty.

The two-day forum gives basic and clinical investigators the chance to discuss available research funds with representatives from several federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Health Care Financing Administration. These funding opportunities are only available to institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as Hispanic-Serving or Minority-Serving Institutions. The UTHSC is recognized as one of 203 Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the United States.

The summit begins at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 24. The forum will convene in the UTHSC auditorium. All faculty, administrators and researchers are invited to attend.

This is the first time a health science center has instituted a Hispanic Health Initiative Summit in the United States.