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HSR&D Investigator Named to NIH Minority Health Council

February 22, 2016

Drs. Said Ibrahim (left) and  Michael Fine (right)

Drs. Said Ibrahim (left) and Michael Fine (right)

Said Ibrahim, MD, MPH, VA HSR&D investigator, and co-director of the HSR&D Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), will serve as the VA HSR&D representative for the NIH National Institute for Minority Health and Disparities (NIMHD) Advisory Council. Dr. Ibrahim's colleague, CHERP Director Michael Fine, MD, MSc, most recently held this position.

In addition to his work with HSR&D, Dr. Ibrahim is a staff physician at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. His research has long focused on health equity and disparities, particularly in the area of osteoarthritis care.

Created in 1990, the NIMHD's mission is to foster and lead scientific research aimed at improving minority health. The Advisory Council meets three times a year to review all NIH health equity grants that have received fundable scores, and decide which ones to approve for funding.