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      November 18, 2019

      Monday   9:30 AM

      Natcher Balcony A/B
      Bethesda, Maryland

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      Inaugural NIH Rural Health Seminar

      Preserving health and healthcare in rural communities is key to maintaining the economic stability of the underserved rural populations. The health care challenges facing rural America call for more rigorous scientific research, successful implementation of evidence-based practice in rural settings and use of innovative technology to improve rural health outcomes. The NIH Rural Health Interest Group provides a forum to connect translational scientists from diverse disciplines across the NIH to research communities and decision makers, as well as provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and community engagement. In addition to establishing a listserv for announcements and information sharing, the group has regular meetings on campus featuring invited speakers and members of the interest group presenting and discussing their research, including the annual rural health seminar series and activities observing National Rural Health Day. The objective is to provide a space where these important, timely topics can be explored and to enhance opportunities for interchanging ideas about how innovations in clinical and translational science can improve rural health outcomes.  Videocast Link Coming soon Agenda 9:30 am-9:40am:                    Welcome by Dr. Christopher P. Austin, Director, NCATS 9:40am-10:00am:                   Opening Remarks by Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director, NIMHD                                                                                   Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, Director, NHLBI                                                     Introduced by Dr. Christopher P. Austin  10:00am-11:00am:                Inaugural Rural Health Seminar – “Resilience to adversity and the early origins of                                                   disease among rural African Americans” by Dr. Gene Brody, Director and                                                            Regents Professor, Center for Family Research, University of Georgia                                               Introduced by Dr. Shelli Avenevoli, Deputy Director, NIMH 11:00am – 11:05am:               Break 11:05am – 11:45am:               Panel Discussion – Dr. Michael G. Kurilla, Director, DCI, NCATS (Moderator); Dr.                                                 Jon R. Lorsch, Director, NIGMS; Dr. Diana W. Bianchi, Director, NICHD; Dr.                                                       Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director, NIMHD; Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director,                                                 NIDA, Dr. Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Director, Office for Disparities Research                                                       and Workforce Diversity, NIMH; Dr. Melissa Walls, Johns Hopkins University  11:45am-12:00pm:                Closing Remarks, Tom Morris, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy,                                                     HRSA                                               Introduced by Dr. Michael G. Kurilla Security Information at NIH Participants will be required to show a non-expired government-issued ID every day to clear security located at the “Visitor Gateway Center” (directly outside of the Metro station). Please visit this website in order to be informed about NIH security measures: http://www.nih.gov/about/visitorsecurity.htm Directions to Natcher Conference Center Walking to Natcher Conference Center, Building 45 from Metro Station: follow the “Walking Path” from the NIH Gateway Center (at the Medical Center Metro). Follow the yellow arrow on map to Building 45 Natcher conference center. NIH Shuttle Schedule https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/pes/dats/NIHShuttleServices/Pages/shuttle.aspx Workshop Sponsors The Seminar is co-sponsored by NCATS, NIMH and NIMHD with additional contributions from: NCI, NHLBI, NIA, NIDA, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIGMS, NINR Individuals who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Brandin DeChabert (brandin.dechabert@nih.gov, 301-451-3705) and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made three days in advance of the event.

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