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Of Special Interest to Researchers

1. The Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities is hosting an April 9th workshop entitled, Strategies for Ensuring Diversity, Inclusion, and Meaningful Participation in Clinical Trials, co-hosted with the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Minority Health. "The workshop will focus on strategies to attain more diverse populations to participate in clinical trials." The workshop will be held at the Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW, Room 100, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2. The CDC has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Prevention program. $24 million is available over five years and each award will average $790,000 for a 12-month period. For more information, go to www.grants.gov and enter CDC-RFA-DP15-1514 as the funding opportunity number. (Deadline, April 27th)

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