The PPP will build upon the success of existing pilot project programs and research training initiatives at UMN and UAB, specifically those that promote two-way research collaboration between community and academic investigators. Both institutions have a long track record of conducting research in partnership with the community on local, state, and regional levels. These projects have entailed establishing coalitions, building community capacity, and training more than 1,200 community volunteers. Further, both institutions have existing fiscal and administrative capacity to generate rapid awards to pilot project recipients and administer necessary contracts. In addition, the academic partners have a cadre of experienced grant reviewers with direct knowledge of community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles, health disparities, and men's health; and grant review materials?score sheets, review protocols, and acceptance/rejection letters; as well as lessons plans, presentations, manuals, and fact sheets that can be tailored to the needs of community-based pilot project investigators. For example, the UAB MHRC has awarded $625,000 in the form of projects to community coalitions in 6 states, hosted 5 regional technical assistance meetings, and provided technical assistance for the implementation of sub-recipients' activities through 68 sub-recipient conference calls and meetings. Finally, both institutions have successful research training, mentoring, and career-development programs for junior faculty interested in health disparities research. This wealth of experience and expertise will ensure the success of the proposed PPP.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
Specialized Center--Cooperative Agreements (U54)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZMD1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
University of Alabama Birmingham
United States
Zip Code
Scarinci, Isabel C; Moore, Artisha; Benjamin, Regina et al. (2017) A participatory evaluation framework in the establishment and implementation of transdisciplinary collaborative centers for health disparities research. Eval Program Plann 60:37-45
Lin, Lifeng; Zhang, Jing; Hodges, James S et al. (2017) Performing Arm-Based Network Meta-Analysis in R with the pcnetmeta Package. J Stat Softw 80:
Chen, Yong; Liu, Yulun; Ning, Jing et al. (2017) A composite likelihood method for bivariate meta-analysis in diagnostic systematic reviews. Stat Methods Med Res 26:914-930
Lin, Lifeng; Chu, Haitao; Hodges, James S (2016) Sensitivity to Excluding Treatments in Network Meta-analysis. Epidemiology 27:562-9
Ho, Yen-Yi; Guan, Weihua; O'Connell, Michael et al. (2016) Powerful association test combining rare variant and gene expression using family data from Genetic Analysis Workshop 19. BMC Proc 10:251-255
Ma, Xiaoye; Chen, Yong; Cole, Stephen R et al. (2016) A hybrid Bayesian hierarchical model combining cohort and case-control studies for meta-analysis of diagnostic tests: Accounting for partial verification bias. Stat Methods Med Res 25:3015-3037
Zhang, Jing; Yuan, Yiping; Chu, Haitao (2016) The Impact of Excluding Trials from Network Meta-Analyses - An Empirical Study. PLoS One 11:e0165889
Hong, Hwanhee; Chu, Haitao; Zhang, Jing et al. (2016) A Bayesian missing data framework for generalized multiple outcome mixed treatment comparisons. Res Synth Methods 7:6-22
Kenigsberg, Tat'Yana A; Winston 3rd, Willie; Gibson, Priscilla A et al. (2016) African American caregivers' resources for support: Implications for children's perceived support from their caregiver. Child Youth Serv Rev 61:337-344
Abbott, Kenneth L; Nyre, Erik T; Abrahante, Juan et al. (2015) The Candidate Cancer Gene Database: a database of cancer driver genes from forward genetic screens in mice. Nucleic Acids Res 43:D844-8

Showing the most recent 10 out of 14 publications