NIH Leaders Drs. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable and Gary H. Gibbons receive prestigious Service to America Medal

December 20, 2021

Earlier this year, the Partnership for Public Service selected 29 exceptional federal employees as finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (the Sammies). In October, Drs. Pérez-Stable and Gibbons were announced as winners of the COVID-19 Response medal for spearheading two major federal programs: CEAL and RADx-UP.

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The Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities

August 6, 2021

As we work to respond to COVID-19, one of our goals is reducing the burden of disease on the hardest-hit communities. Watch our video to learn about NIH CEAL’s ongoing mission to help community organizations address misinformation, build trust, and reduce the impact of COVID-19.

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CEAL in the News

IRP’s Gary Gibbons and Eliseo Pérez-Stable Receive Government Award for COVID-19 Response
11/8/21  |  NIH Intramural Research Program

Regreso a clases presenciales: Pediatra de UCLA responde preguntas claves sobre COVID-19
9/6/21  |  Univision 
(also available in English)

Buscan vacuna eficaz para niños
8/28/21  |  Telemundo52

Community Input Helps Tennessee Address COVID-19 Disparities
8/13/21  |  National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Arizona Universities Study Vaccine Hesitancy Among Latinx Communities
7/21/21  |  KNAU Arizona Public Radio

Report highlights COVID-19 experiences of community health workers
7/20/21  |  Arizona CEAL

The Georgia CEAL Team: Putting Communities at the Center of Public Health to Address COVID-19 Disparities
7/16/21  |  National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Salud Talks Podcast, Episode 36: “Understanding COVID-19, Part 2; Distribution of a Safe Vaccine”
7/14/21  |  Salud America!

Salud Talks Episode 35: “Understanding COVID-19, Part 1; Safety and the Vaccine”
6/28/21  |  Salud America!

Newsom cabinet officials walk with canvassers to promote vaccination
6/11/21  |  Spectrum News 1

Reaching people with vaccine hesitancy or limited access: ‘It’s really thinking creatively,’ says UIC team leader on $1.4 million grant
6/2/21  |  Chicago Tribune (paywall)

Dr. Amelie Ramirez: Answering the Big Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines
5/25/21  |  Salud America!

UIC leads new collaborative to reduce COVID-19 disparities
5/24/21  |  UIC today

Racism & social inequities drive vaccine inequities, statewide report finds
5/18/21  |

The COVID-19 vaccine in the Hispanic community
5/12/21  |  Telemundo Kansas City

NIH to invest $29 million to address COVID-19 disparities
4/29/21  |  NHLBI Press Release

CEAL Debuts Scientific Pathway to Showcase Diversity
4/5/21  |  Announcement

U-M Receives $1.4M in NIH Funding to expand COVID-19 outreach
3/31/21  |  University of Michigan

Con tres vacunas disponibles, ¿se acortará la espera?
3/7/21  |  Univision 

Rethink how we plan research to shrink COVID health disparities
2/2/21  |  nature

A Talk about vaccines with Dr. Gary Gibbons Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at National Institutes of Health
2/2/21  |  Heart & Soul

COVID, pre-existing conditions, vaccines and what keeps Dr. Gary Gibbons of NIH up at night
1/26/21  I  Black News Channel

Dr. Webb Hooper joins The Good Mental show to talk about vaccine hesitancy among African Americans
1/22/21  |  Good Mental Health Radio

COVID-19: Black, Latinos Hesitate to Take the Vaccine. Is the vaccine safe? Myths and Facts
1/8/21  |  New Americans Media

'Trusted Messengers, Trusted Messages': How To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy
12/24/20  |  NPR

Many Black Americans don't trust a COVID-19 vaccine. It's important to understand why‌.
12/8/20  |  Today

Medical experts hoping to build coronavirus vaccine trust among Florida minorities
12/8/20  |  WPTV, Florida

Tulane receives $1 million NIH grant to engage communities hardest hit by COVID-19
12/7/20  |  Tulane News, Louisiana

Amid history of mistreatment, doctors struggle to sell Black Americans on coronavirus vaccine
12/7/20  |  Washington Post (paywall)

Tallahassee COVID-19 vaccine trial participant shares her journey
11/25/20  |  WTXL Tallahassee, Florida

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine team will lead a statewide collaborative outreach program to engage ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
11/25/20  |  UHealth: University of Miami Health System, Florida

Receives Grant: Northsider to Oversee Grant Focused on Outreach in Communities Heavily Affected By COVID
11/19/20  |  The Northside Sun, Mississippi

Knocking down the COVID-19 disparities through university community partnerships
11/19/20  |  The Daily Wildcat, Arizona

The Power of Trust and Truth
11/17/20  |  CEAL Op Ed

Florida universities, health centers collaborate on COVID-19 outreach to minority communities
11/16/20  |  UF Health, Florida

NIH funds community engagement research efforts
9/16/20  |  NHLBI press release 

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