EXCEED THE SPACE PROVIDED. This revised Meharry MRISP application requests support for the development of an increased capability of Meharry faculty and students to conduct highly competitive and rigorous mental health research. To achieve this goal we aim to accomplish four specific measurable objectives which are to: 1)Increase the scholarly productivity of center participants by 10% each year for each of the next five years; 2) Increase the number of mainstream grants, with mental health relatedness, acquired by center faculty by 10% each year over the next five years; 3) To develop and acquire funding for a formal interdisciplinary training program in neuroscience by FY '02; 4) To develop a minimumof two funded neuroscience/mental health relevant research grants directed by principal investigators in clinical departments. To accomplish the four measurable objectives we have proposed a program of administrative support, infrastructural support, and transitional research support. To ensure the accomplishment of the measurable objectives we have established and will implement a comprehensive plan of evaluation. The successful implementation of this proposal will result in the development of a marked increased capacity of Meharry faculty and students to engage in competitive and rigorous mental health research. An additional expected outcome is that Meharry will expand its role as a major producer of well trained African American neuroscience Ph.D.'s. This outcome will assist in the national effort to more fully develop the nation's humanresource pool. PERFORMANCE SITE ========================================Section End===========================================

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