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NIAMS Multicultural Outreach News May 2016
May Is National Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To celebrate Asian Americans’ contributions to science, the NIAMS is highlighting the accomplishments of Hanna Kim, M.D., M.S., a pediatric rheumatologist. Dr. Kim is receiving advanced training as part of the Lawrence Shulman Scholars Program in Translational Research at the NIAMS. In this interview, Dr. Kim talks about the factors that influenced her to become a researcher, offers candid advice for aspiring scientists and describes the most rewarding and challenging facets of her career thus far.
Image: Hanna Kim, M.D., M.S.
LabTV has been working with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to produce a series of mini-documentary videos featuring promising young researchers at the NIH. In this video, we are featuring Pravitt R. Gourh, M.D., a Clinical Fellow in the Rheumatology Fellowship and Training Branch at the NIAMS.
Image: Pravitt R. Gourh, M.D.
Consumers are constantly bombarded by advertisements for fraudulent medical treatments and cures—dangerous scams that often target the most vulnerable populations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is fighting back with its own enhanced multilingual educational initiative, including a new video and a consumer article, available in Simplified Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Spanish.
High school athletes who focus on a single sport may be at increased risk for knee and hip injuries, a new study suggests.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) leads scientific research that will improve minority health, reduce health disparities and promote health equity. NIMHD will host their Summer Institute on Health Disparities Science from August 15-19, 2016 at NIH. Applications from postdoctoral students, assistant professors, early career research investigators and scientists engaged in minority health and health disparities research will be accepted. Approximately 60 scholars will be selected to participate in the program, and applications are due June 1, 2016. Learn more or apply online.
Image: Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., is Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the NIH. Read his NIAMS Guest Director's Letter: At NIH, Minority Health Is Everyone's Concern, Every Day.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a diverse group with many different cultures, languages, customs and a deep sense of history that honors family and community. But some people in these groups may be at increased risk for certain health conditions like lactose intolerance, osteoporosis and lupus. Staying informed about these and other conditions can help people in these communities live an active life.
The NIAMS provides many publications in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. See some of our resources.
- Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Guide for Asian Women Aged 50 and Older | Chinese
- What is Osteoarthritis? | Chinese | Vietnamese | Korean
- What is Lupus? | Chinese | Vietnamese | Korean
If you have gout—a form of arthritis—you know that it can come on suddenly, causing intense pain and swelling. Did you know there are ways to control the number and intensity of gout attacks? Learn what causes gout and how to control and minimize its effect on your life.
Image: If you have gout, drink plenty of water and limit alcohol.
Read practical health information in NIH News in Health, which is reviewed by the NIH’s medical experts and is based on research conducted either by the NIH’s own scientists or by its grantees at universities and medical schools around the country.
Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition marked by pain and fatigue. It can be hard to diagnose, but treatment can help. Read more about fibromyalgia.