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

• American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November 10-14, 2018 in San Diego. To participate in RCMAR symposium contact RCMAR@ucla.edu. Abstract submissions start 12/18/17 and ends 2/19-23/18. https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual


• Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting. November 14-18, 2018 in Boston. Abstract submissions start 2/1/18 and ends 3/15/18. https://www.geron.org/meetings-events/gsa-2018-annual-scientific-meeting/call-for-abstracts-2017


News

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. http://media.rackham.umich.edu/rossmedia/Play/71810315265d498cadeff31f06d88bc41d


RCMAR Webinar Series,, Estimating Costs of Elder Health

Learn about the use of an economic-demographic micro simulation called the Future Elderly Model (FEM). This webinar was presented by Bryan Tysinger, Director of Simulation and Data at USC Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation on October 4, 2017. The model is designed to predict the future costs and health status of the elderly and explore what current trends or future shifts imply for policy. You may listen to and view the full session here.


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 https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1450470/assistant-professor-gerontology/


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: http://bit.ly/2hi2s7b.For questions, contact Dr. Matt Mutchler, Chair of the Search Committee at mmutchler@csudh.edu

The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations. (PA-261 [R01], 262 [R03], 263 [R21], 260 [R15]). https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-261.html

Read Carl Hill’s new blog about opportunities from NIA's Office of Special Populations. https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2017/09/update-opportunities-nias-office-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: http://tinyurl.com/yawgr2ny. 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.https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2017/09/update-opportunities-nias-office-special-populations


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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