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.

Announcements

EVENT CALENDAR

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from August 14 - 18, 2017. The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. See https://nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/hd-research-institute


The National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is a 2-day meeting October 16-17, 2017, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and private sector organizations. The meeting will be open to the public and free of charge; more information on how to attend will be available in the coming months at https://aspe.hhs.gov/national-research-summit-care-services-and-supports-persons-dementia-and-their-caregivers.


News

Tenure track (hard money), Associate Professor opening at Washington State University at the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), a new well-funded entity focused on health disparities research among Native, Latino, and rural populations. The incumbent will primarily work with Partnerships for Native Health (P4NH), a program to improve the health and quality of life of American Indian and Alaska Native populations. P4NH has more than a dozen active NIH-funded research projects and centers that range from Alzheimer’s disease to health literacy; most of our work uses culturally tailored interventions. Our work also involves training Native scientists. More details and application are at https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/32119. Questions can be directed to the RCMAR/NERC CoDirector Dedra Buchwald, MD at dedra.buchwald@wsu.edu.


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 https://www.ua.edu/news/2017/08/psychology-professor-earns-national-early-career-award/ for details.


A new NIA blog explains increased funding lines for new investigators. See https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2017/08/nia-funding-line-story-multilayered-plot.


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 https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-100.html


PowerPoints for presentations at the 2017 RCMAR Annual Meeting at http://www.rcmar.ucla.edu/content/annual-meeting. 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 https://extramural-diversity.nih.gov/


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

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