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Your Environment. Your Health.

Trans-NIH Programs


Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomic Research

This program develops policies dealing with issues arising from the Environmental Genome Project, such as the protection of human subjects, the privacy of genetic information, and the possible discriminatory use of project data. See the full solicitation for the R01, R03, and R21 grant mechanisms.

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services necessary for making appropriate health decisions. This program supports research on health literacy concepts, theory, and interventions as they relate to the country’s public health priorities. See the full solicitation for the R01, R03, and R21 grant mechanisms.

Training and Supplements

Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

This program improves the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students (from the high school through the pre-doctoral degree level), post-doctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been underrepresented in science. Such candidates include individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Supplements to Promote Reentry into Biomedical Research

This program encourages individuals with high potential to reenter an active research career after taking time off to care for children or to attend to other family responsibilities.

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