Community relevant solutions to health-disparities will require cultivating and training diverse research teams with the nuanced and culturally-sophisticated perspective necessary to interpret issues of race, health, and poverty as they filter through biomedical and psychosocial factors to result in health outcome disparities. The goal of the training core is to build diversity in our nation's disparities research community by cultivating a pool of under-represented minority faculty as researchers, scholars, and experts, and to nurture their academic / scholarly skills and productivity as independent health disparities researchers to assure diverse voices in the national literature on health disparities. Our training strategy is not to create separate training programs within the P20, but to utilize the resources of the P20 to support post-doctoral fellows, and in-kind support for emerging investigators and mentors, to reach critical mass in building productive research teams tied to specific methodologic approaches to the discipline of health disparities research.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Type
Exploratory Grants (P20)
Project #
1P20MD006881-01
Application #
8354310
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZMD1-RN (01))
Project Start
2012-08-17
Project End
2017-02-28
Budget Start
2012-08-17
Budget End
2013-02-28
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$173,134
Indirect Cost
$50,778
Name
Morehouse School of Medicine
Department
Type
DUNS #
102005451
City
Atlanta
State
GA
Country
United States
Zip Code
30310
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