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Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI)

The Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) is a network that is “owned” by its members and supported by the NIDDK. Its success begins with the dedication of senior investigators to mentor and serve as role models for junior investigators, and continues with the participation of active members and the recruitment of new members. More than 600 researchers have participated in NMRI workshops in the past decade, and that number continues to grow.

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NMRI offers participants and members access to:

To participate in the network, complete the enrollment form on the NMRI Online System. This will allow you access to the conferences. Additionally, limited travel awards are available to those eligible for membership. To be eligible for a membership you must meet all criteria listed below.

  • Be at the post doctoral level or higher
  • Be interested in minority health research, including individuals from traditionally under-served communities: African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders
  • Conduct research in the fields of diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, digestive disease, nutrition, kidney, urologic, or hematologic diseases
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status

If you are eligible for membership, you will be contacted by the NMRI program officer.

NIDDK Staff Contact

Winnie Martinez

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