Eliminating health disparities is a major unmet need in our society. The concern is not only for equity and social justice. It will be impossible to fulfill our national goal to have a healthy population without addressing this need. Achieving this goal can be significantly enhanced by establishing health disparities research centers across the nation that are ready to implement an agenda of research, education, training and community outreach activities to support the goal of the NIMHD to eliminate disparities. Implementing these activities requires an effective administrative structure that provides support and facilitates the execution of successful initiatives and research plans. Based on our experience in the previous grant cycle, it would not be possible to operate the Center with all of its activities and maintain institutional support without a visible and efficient administrative core. The Administrative Core structure and function proposed in this application will be critical to achieve the major goals of our Center and the specific aims proposed by its other cores. For instance, we put significant attention into having an Administrative Core that addresses the needs of a young growing center. This plan provides adequate oversight through effective and experienced internal and external scientific leadership and avoids unnecessary bureaucracy and also fits well within the structure of the Center. The structure proposed for the Center was crafted in such a way that it addresses all LLU policies with respect to university centers, institutes and departments, and includes required oversight by LLU administration through an Internal Advisory panel. This was important to qualify for financial support in proportion to extramural funding generated similarly by other centers and departments. The External Advisory Panel includes a cadre of experienced national leaders in health disparities that advise the Center Director and leadership team.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Type
Exploratory Grants (P20)
Project #
5P20MD006988-02
Application #
8485670
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZMD1-RN)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-02-01
Budget End
2014-01-31
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$108,003
Indirect Cost
$39,708
Name
Loma Linda University
Department
Type
DUNS #
009656273
City
Loma Linda
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
92350
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