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Faculty & Staff Honors

UMiami: Dr. Mariano Kanamori Selected as a Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar

Dr. Mariano Kanamori, professor of public health at the University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences, has been selected as a 2019 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar (HDRI). The HDRI, hosted by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), will take place on August 12 to 16, in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Kanamori is an epidemiologist with over twenty-six years of experience who is dedicated to reducing health disparities in underserved communities.

“I am very excited about this opportunity. My project will be on how social networks can be used to enhance HIV prevention interventions for Latinas who live in underserved communities in South Florida.”

The goal of the HDRI is to support career development of promising minority health and health disparities research scientists, as well as to stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. The five-day program will feature lectures on minority health and health disparities research, small group discussions, mock grant review, and seminars. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientific staff across various NIH Institutes and Centers.

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