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NEA & NIH to Partner on New Funding Opportunity

September 28, 2012 – On Thursday, October 4, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will co-host a webinar to present a new funding opportunity on culture and health.   The Request for Applications (RFA) will support research projects that bring together teams of social and behavioral researchers and arts and cultural experts to gain new insights into the relationships between culture and health.

Guests and speakers include:

  • Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research & Analysis, NEA, webinar moderator
  • Bill Elwood, Coordinator, NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet)
  • Eva Caldera, Assistant Chairman for Partnership and Strategic Initiatives, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • Dorothy Castille, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
  • Richard Jenkins, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Lana Shekim, The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • Alan VanBiervliet, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

An archive of the webinar will be available on Monday, October 8, 2012 at

Additional information, including instructions on how to participate in the webinar, is available on the NEA website.

[Posted by: Erin Mosley] 

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