[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 40 (Monday, March 2, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10229-10230]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-5180]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary


Notice of a Cooperative Agreement With the Minority Faculty 
Development Program and Harvard Medical School

    The Office of Minority Health (OMH), Office of Public Health and 
Science, announces that it will enter into an umbrella cooperative 
agreement with the Minority Faculty Development Program (MFDP)/Harvard 
Medical School. This cooperative agreement is an umbrella cooperative 
agreement and will establish the broad programmatic framework in which 
specific projects can be supported by various agencies during the 
project period.
    The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to assist MFDP in 
expanding and enhancing its activities relevant to health issues 
affecting the minority communities by supporting the training 
experience of minority physicians in its Fellowship in Minority Health 
Policy program. MFDP will provide leadership skills training in health 
policy, financial and organizational management, politics, economics 
and ethics.
    It is anticipated that this training experience will enable 
minority physicians to assume leadership roles in programs and policy 
making entities aimed at improving or eliminating health disparities 
that affect minority communities. OMH will provide consultation, 
including administrative and technical assistance as needed, for the 
execution and evaluation of all aspects of this cooperative agreement. 
OMH will also participate and/or collaborate with the awardee in any 
workshops or training sessions to exchange current information, 
opinions, and research findings during this agreement.

Authorizing Legislation

    This cooperative agreement is authorized under, Section 1707(d)(1) 
of the Public Health Service Act.

Background

    Assistance will be provided only to the Minority Faculty 
Development Program/Harvard Medical School. No order applications are 
solicited. MFDP

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is the only organization uniquely qualified to administer this 
cooperative agreement because it has:
     developed an umbrella organization for minority 
recruitment, development and retention initiatives undertaken by 
Harvard Medical School and affiliated hospitals; operated a one-year 
Fellowship on Minority Health Policy program for minority physicians, 
through the support of The Commonwealth Fund, designed to create 
minority physician leaders who pursue careers in health policy, public 
health practice and academia;
     developed a comprehensive leadership program for minority 
physicians;
     successfully developed and operated minority career/
training projects for minority students such as: Project Success: 
Opening The Door To Biomedical Careers, Visiting Clerkship Program, and 
the Biomedical Science Careers Project;
     developed partnerships with surrounding high schools and 
middle schools to increase awareness and encourage minority students to 
pursue science careers.
    This cooperative agreement will be awarded in FY 1998 for a 12-
month budget period within a project period of 5 years. Depending upon 
the types of projects and availability of funds, it is anticipated that 
this cooperative agreement will receive approximately $50,000 to 
$100,000. Continuation awards within the project period will be made on 
the basis of satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.

Where To Obtain Additional Information

    If you are interested in obtaining additional information regarding 
this project, contact Mr. Guadalupe Pacheco, Office of Minority Health, 
5515 Security Lane, Suite 1000, Rockville, Maryland 20852 or telephone 
(301) 443-5084.

(The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance number is 93.004.)

    Dated: February 10, 1998.
Clay E. Simpson, Jr.,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health.
[FR Doc. 98-5180 Filed 2-27-98; 8:45 am]
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