1989

NCI initiates mechanism of supplementing research grants to encourage recruitment of minority scientists and science students into extramural research laboratories. The mechanism is later expanded to include science students, women, and people with disabilities.

1990

Office of Research on Minority Health is established by the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

Office of Research on Women's Health is established.

 

Network for Cancer Control Research in American Indian and Alaska Native populations is established by NCI Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

1992

Hispanic Leadership Initiative on Cancer, Appalachia Leadership Initiative on Cancer is established.

 

The SEER Program expands coverage to better represent minority, elderly, and rural populations.

 

The Minority Health Initiative is established.

1993

National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993 signed into law. It encourages NCI to expand and intensify efforts in breast cancer and other cancers affecting women. Authorizes increased appropriations with similar language for prostate cancer.

 

Office of Research on Minority Health is authorized by Congress in P.L. 103-43 as part of the National Institutes of Health Revitalization Act of 1993.

1994

Notice of NIH Guidelines on the Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research appears in Federal Register.

 

Notice of Outreach Notebook appears in Federal Register. Notebook is published later same year.

 

Office of Protection from Research Risks Reports: Memorandum to Institutional Officials and Institutional Review Board on Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Research.

 

Office of Research on Minority Health holds meeting with 350 members of the minority biomedical community: National Conference on Minority Health Research and Research Training.



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