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.



RCMAR Webinar Series, Incorporating Conceptual Models into Your Research Proposals
Learn to describe best practices for creating effective conceptual models and discuss strategies for incorporating them into proposals for submission to NIH. Session led by Clemma Muller, PhD, MS, Assistant Research Professor at Washington State University. Please share this announcement with your colleagues who may be interested in the webinar.

Date: February 22, 2018
Time: 12-1pm PST

Register for the webinar here:

• American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November 10-14, 2018 in San Diego. To participate in RCMAR symposium contact Abstract submissions start 12/18/17 and ends 2/19-23/18.

• Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting. November 14-18, 2018 in Boston. Abstract submissions start 2/1/18 and ends 3/15/18.


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, National Datasets for Research on Reversibility of Effects of Early Life Adversity

Learn about what public use datasets are useful for examining stress, trauma, and other adversity in early life and the potential reversibility of its effects. Session led by Teresa Seeman, PhD, Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology in the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA and Sharon Merkin, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Geriatrics, UCLA. You may listen to and view the full session 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.

Assistant Professor Position, Department of Gerontology, UMass-Boston. Successful candidates will have demonstrated expertise in mental health and aging, physical health and aging, and/or health disparities in later life. Applications will be reviewed starting 1/1/18. See

Job Opening - Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology.
The Department of Sociology at California State University Dominguez Hills is seeking applications from individuals who study aging in Black communities. This is a tenure track position. For more information: questions, contact Dr. Matt Mutchler, Chair of the Search Committee at

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.

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.

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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 Questions can be directed to the RCMAR/NERC CoDirector Dedra Buchwald, MD at

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

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