NIA’s Hill Honored by Morehouse
Dr. Carl V. Hill, director of the Office of Special Populations at the National Institute on Aging, has received the 2019 Morehouse School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award. As a member of the inaugural class of the master of public health program at Morehouse, he was honored to receive the award.
“I’m humbled to be recognized by Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, a champion institution for social justice, health equity and diversity in public health,” he said. “This is an honor that I cherish greatly.”
At NIA, Hill works to support and strengthen efforts to stimulate health disparities research related to aging. He was instrumental in spearheading the development of the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework, which showcases priorities and investments in areas of research relevant to health disparities and aging. Using the framework as a guide, NIA has distributed more than $100 million in research awards since 2015 to explore the environmental, sociocultural, behavioral and biological determinants of health disparities related to aging. Hill also directs the popular NIA Butler-Williams Scholars Program for early-career investigators with interests in aging research.