How do I use this new tool?

This tool was designed to be easy to use.  It approaches data collection from an individual level rather than center based approach.  Individual scholars and faculty members can access their own profiles and manage their information if they wish or center admins can update information for scholars and faculty members based out of their center.
To get started click on the 'VIEW ALL FACULTY/SCHOLARS' link to the left or click here.


Single User Guide

This guide contains a basic explanation of the reporting tool and how to go about entering data for individual scholars and faculty members.

Getting Started Guide for Center Admins

This guide contains a walkthrough of the system for center administrators and staff.



Upcoming Workshop “Sex and Gender Differences in Aging”, to be held June 6 and 7, 2019 in Marina del Rey, CA, there will be travel awards available for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators-in-training. Those selected will participate in a special session at the meeting that will focus on career development. Successful applicants will be from institutions with at least one NIA supported center (e.g. RCMARs), and who have demonstrated translational or multidisciplinary interests in aging related to the workshop topic. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications are due by Monday, April 1, 2019. See

All NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in applying for, conducting, overseeing, or managing clinical trials should be trained in good clinical practice and may be required to show documentation of training completion. Investigators and others are expected to refresh their training every three years. Free National Institutes of Health (NIH) training and certification in good clinical practice in social and behavioral research is available on-line through the Society of Behavioral Medicine. See

Jumpstart Your Research Team: Establishing Expectations and Norms to Ensure Success (webinar). Watch at any time. Presented by the NIA’s Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN), which includes RCMAR and other NIA center programs. See

The American Journal of Public Health January 2019 special issue New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research is the culmination of a 2-year NIMHD-led transdisciplinary science visioning process that bridged scientific disciplines to develop a coordinated research vision. It includes a wide array of relevant articles of interest to the RCMAR network and includes RCMAR coauthors including James S. Jackson, Steven E. Gregorich, Arleen Brown, Jennifer Alvidrez, Erik J. Rodriquez, Luisa N. Borrel, and former RCMAR faculty including Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable and Anna Nápoles.

The University of Florida Center for Advancing Minority Pain and Aging Science (UF CAMPAS) RCMAR is seeking innovative, interdisciplinary Pilot Study applications that address biopsychosocial contributions to pain and disability among older adults. Successful applications should propose a pilot project with high potential for leading to extramural research grants and/or career development awards. Application due March 1, 2019. See

The Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD), an AD-RCMAR site, announces a research career enrichment program involving seminar participation and mentoring in AD-relevant research. We invite applications from those interested in enhancing their knowledge of contextual factors in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). Funds are available for investigator-initiated research projects that support the development of independent NIH-funded projects. Proposals with high likelihood of advancing research on ADRD disparities, especially among Arab Americans and Latinos, are particularly encouraged. Three proposals will be selected to receive funds of up to $30,000 for one year with the grant period beginning on July 1, 2019. Completed applications should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to by 11:59pm on April 16, 2019. If you have questions, contact See announcement

Butler-Williams Scholar Program 2019, provides unique opportunities for junior faculty and researchers who are new to the field of aging to gain insight about research on aging from a number of perspectives. July 29-August 2, 2019 in Bethesda, MD. Travel and hotel paid by NIA for those not local. Applications Due March 22. For more information and to apply, see

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Congratulations to UCLA CHIME and UCSF CADC RCMAR Scientist Kara Odom Walker, M.D., M.P.H, M.S.H.S. on her election to the National Academy of Medicine Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

The NIA-funded Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) has released an RFA based on the workshop “Achieving and Sustaining Behavior Change to Benefit Older Adults”. Pilot or developmental projects of up to $40,000 will be funded that involve multiple NIA-sponsored research centers to foster new research in the area of Behavior Change to Benefit Older Adults including change in the behaviors of older adults, care givers, health care providers, health care delivery systems or neighborhoods. An FAQ is at Applications due March 4, 2019. See

MCUAAR Announces New RCMAR Support (Press release)

Studies explore Alzheimer’s risk factors, biomarkers in Latinos. NIA news story highlights work by several PIs from newly funded RCMAR-Alzheimer's sites, among others. See

The Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) initiates new cross-disciplinary collaborative networks that bring together key thought leaders from each of the six NIA center programs to align approaches across programs that will uncover synergies and insights that lead to novel collaborations. For information on the collaborative and the conferences they are organizing, see

National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2018 Update. Includes long- and short-term goals and recommended action steps to achieve the vision of eliminating the burden of Alzheimer’s disease.

The 2018 RCMAR Annual Meeting featured NIH officials and RCMAR scholars. To view their PowerPoints click here

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Dr. Jennifer Manley, Associate Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology at the Taub Institute for Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University and a RCMAR Scholar from the first RCMAR cohort. She presented a research agenda on Risk and Resilience Pathways in Aging Health Disparities at the keynote address to the 2018 RCMAR Annual Meeting.

NIA 2018 Butler-Williams Scholars Program (7/30-8/3 at NIH) provides an opportunity to learn how to build a successful research career and to engage peers with like-minded career aspirations. Application deadline is March 23. See

Interested in delirium research? Check out NIDUS (The Network for Investigation of Delirium: Unifying Scientists) website— You will find lots of resources to advance your research! See their latest newsletter at

RCMAR Webinar Series, Incorporating Conceptual Models into Your Research Proposals

This webinar, Incorporating Conceptual Models into Your Research Proposals presented by Clemma Muller, PhD, MS is a claim that focuses on creating conceptual models to enhance the readability and clarity of proposals with quantitative research aims. Muller’s work is based on concepts presented in a 1991 publication by Earp and Ennett, “Conceptual models for health education research and practice.” and is augmented with best practices and examples from my own experience and additional publications. Watch the webinar here:

Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities (R01/NHLBI only)

Loretta Jones received the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor, on Dec. 4. She is founder and executive director of Los Angeles-based Healthy African American Families, is a member of the UCLA CHIME Community Action Board, and has been the community mentor for numerous CHIME Scholars. Ms. Jones has also been on the UCLA IRB and centrally involved with many UCLA research and training projects. Past recipients of the UCLA Medal include author Toni Morrison, President Bill Clinton, architect I.M. Pei, UN secretaries general Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon, Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, Pediatric AIDS Foundation founder Elizabeth Glazer and UCLA alumna and astronaut Anna Lee Fisher.

From Affirmative Action to Diversity in Higher Education. Toward a More Inclusive Academy. MCUAAAR Director James Jackson’s talk as the inaugural recipient of the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award.

JOURNALISTS IN AGING FELLOW: “U.S. Stumbles Toward Day of Reckoning with Rising Retirement Crisis,” NMPolitics/New America Media, News Analysis, Kent Paterson , Posted: Sep 04, 2017. Link: The number of U.S. Elders will double to 81.2 Million by 2040. But the federal poverty level fails to show the crisis looming for seniors in meeting the real cost of living.

Read Carl Hill’s new blog about opportunities from NIA's Office of Special Populations.

The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations. (PA-261 [R01], 262 [R03], 263 [R21], 260 [R15]).

Read Carl Hill’s new blog about opportunities from NIA's Office of Special Populations.

The Gerontological Society of America has recognized Deep South’s RCMAR Scholar Dr. Giyeon Kim for her research on mental health disparities between older adults of different races and ethnicities. See for details.

A new NIA blog explains increased funding lines for new investigators. See

Strategies for enhancing research in aging health disparities by mentoring diverse investigators. A new published article by the RCMAR Directors.

The Nation’s Older Population Is Still Growing, Census Bureau Reports (both in number and diversity). See

PowerPoints for presentations at the 2017 RCMAR Annual Meeting at Also included is NIAs award presentation to Dr. James Jackson.

NIH has developed a new portal with information on supporting diversity in NIH-funded research. The main areas of focus are: 1. Background on NIH initiatives in support of scientific workforce diversity; 2. Resources for scientific leadership & faculty members to use to further diversity in their programs; 3. Resources for investigators and trainees to develop their careers, find training and mentorship, and learn about others’ careers through personal stories and video interviews; and 4. Reports and data on diversity in the NIH-supported workforce, and in the broader research workforce. See

RCMAR Annual Meeting 2016 Photos

UC Davis NIA-Funded Research Centers Discuss Diversity, Disparities and Cognitive Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded UC Davis Latino Aging Research Resource Center (LARRC) and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) hosted an all-day conference on March 16, 2016 on “Cognitive Aging and Diversity: Progress and Future Challenges.” This conference highlighted NIA funded research in Northern California associated with UC Davis and UC San Francisco and brought together leading national experts from across the country and over 100 attendees

Job Opportunities

Tenure-track assistant professor position in health equity at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (any department). Includes a 5-year term as an endowed chair that provides research funds. For more information or to apply see Applications accepted through 1/31/19.

Postdoc at Rutgers University-Newark in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience of Aging, Alzheimer's Disease, and Brain Health in Older African Americans through the broader African-American Brain Health Initiative Current projects include: (1) Community-based participatory research in Newark on African-American brain health, aging, and risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease through our African-American Brain Health Initiative: A University-Community Partnership, using fMRI, genetics, cognitive, behavioral, fitness, and health assessments; (2) The effects of aerobic exercise and physical activity on brain function and cognition in older adults, especially African Americans with high rates of obesity and sedentary behaviors; (3) Studies of the effects of sleep and sleep deprivation in older African Americans and how this impacts learning and memory, and relates to progression and symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease. For additional details, lecture videos, an overview of current lab members, and downloadable publications and research summaries, see Applicants to this program should begin by sending an email to with a complete C.V. and a cover-letter summarizing their background, future career goals, prior experience, and why they think they are a good fit.

RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging. Fellowships are for one year, renewable for a second. Each fellow receives an annual stipend, travel stipend and health insurance. January 31, 2019 deadline. See for details or contact Cary Greif:

Faculty Position, Tenure track – Population Health and Health Equity Research, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Tenure-Track Faculty Postion, Health Disparities/Health Equity, California State University-Fullerton.

Postdoctoral Scholar – Research Associate

Social Determinants of Health Literature Reviews from Healthy People 2020

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