NIMHD welcomes six new members to its National Advisory Council

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NIMHD recently announced the appointment of six new members to its National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

We welcome to the NIMHD Council:

Samuel E. Adunyah, Ph.D. (Meharry Medical College - Nashville, Tennessee)

Jose A. Bauermeister, Ph.D., M.P.H. (University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Dr.PH., M.P.H. (Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences - Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Lisa M. Cacari Stone, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Kendrick E. Curry, Ph.D., M.Div. (The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church - Washington, District of Columbia)

Frank J. Penedo, Ph.D. (University of Miami - Coral Gables, Florida)

Members of the council are drawn from the scientific, medical, and lay communities, so they offer diverse perspectives on minority health and health disparities.

Learn more about the newly appointed members

The NIMHD Advisory Council, which meets three times a year, advises the secretary of Health and Human Services and the directors of NIH and NIMHD on matters related to NIMHD’s mission.