Programs and Cores

Research Program

The Research Program links investigators to develop a conceptual framework for health disparities research. read more

Training Program

Offers career development for investigators and students who are interested in minority health. read more

Outreach Program

Works to establish trust and partnerships for research in minority and underserved populations. read more

Statistical and Molecular Genetics Core

Promotes genetic research on minority related studies by incorporating the use of genetic admixture estimates. read  more

Recruitment & Retention / Clinical Trials Core

Promotes participation of minorities in clinical trials. read more

Bioethics Core

Offers information and training in bioethics. read more

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Training Program

The Training & Career Development Program offers research training and career development opportunities for investigators and students who are interested in minority health and health disparities research.

The MHRC Training Program works to reduce disparities through the training of health care professionals and students by establishing training programs on minority health and health disparities research with the purpose of creating the student pipeline (undergraduate, graduate, junior faculty, etc.), in conjunction with partner academic institutions. The MHRC leads the training components of several major center grants through the MHRC Training Program. The trainees, many of whom are minorities, from these centers and programs are brought together under the umbrella of one coordinated health disparities training program implemented under one management, curriculum, and evaluation process.

All of the programs provide training and support along the pipeline of minority students to junior faculty, to build research capacity among investigators from different fields related to minority health and health disparities, with the ultimate goal to eliminate health disparities.

Some of the specific initiatives are to:

As part of the Training Program, we assign each scholar to a faculty mentor. In this way we create a support system for the students.

Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP)

A strategy in eliminating disparities is developing a cadre of researchers committed to finding solutions to reverse existing trends and develop new knowledge aimed at prevention. We seek enthusiastic applicants dedicated to devoting the required time to meet the training objectives. The program, designed to support the scholars in developing a competitive grant proposal, will culminate in a pilot project based on the scholar’s grant proposal. More>

Summer Cancer Research Training Program (SCRTP)

The Morehouse School of Medicine(MSM), Tuskegee University(TU), and University of Alabama at Birmingham(UAB) Partnership invites graduate students to participate in the eight-week Summer Cancer Research Training Program, which generally runs June through July. We will be accepting applications for these paid internships from graduate students in the Spring.  More>

Summer Enrichment Program

The University of Alabama at Birmingham in partnership with Alabama's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) sponsors an undergraduate summer enrichment program to increase the number of competent, well trained minority researchers and health care professionals working on health disparities in the Deep South. More>

Manos Juntas UAB Hispanic / Latino Mentoring Program

The purpose of this program shall be to establish a partnership between faculty and Hispanic/Latino students to foster education, research, and service focusing on Hispanics/Latinos in Alabama. As part of this effort, UAB faculty members (not necessary of Hispanic/Latino background) volunteer their time to mentor and provide guidance to Hispanic/Latino students to successfully complete college and pursue post-college education. More>

Cultural Competence Online for Medical Practice (CCOMP)

A Clinician's Guide to Reduce Cardiovascular Disparities. Learn effective cross-cultural approaches to care for African-American patients with cardiovascular disease, especially hypertension. Use videos with real patient scenarios and case-based modules to increase your awareness.

Manuscript Writing Workshop

This idea has received enthusiastic and positive feedback from the junior investigators. MHRC plans and sponsors a two-day manuscript retreat to train young investigators on background literature materials to write their manuscripts. More>

Health Disparities Seminar Series

In collaboration with the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Division of Preventive Medicine, the MHRC co-sponsor a monthly career development seminar that is attended regularly by approximately 20 UAB junior faculty and young investigators from varied disciplines. More>

Research Methods and Data Analysis

The training programs of the MHRC, RCMAR and COERE are sponsoring a new research methods and data analysis seminar series geared toward junior faculty and post/predoctoral fellows. The focus of these sessions will rotate between Secondary Data Analysis and HSOE Research Methods More>

Deep South Network for Cancer Control Health Disparities Research Training Program

The goal of the Deep South Network Minority Investigator Training Program is to increase the number of minority students pursuing cancer research careers More>

Morehouse School of Medicine / Tuskegee University / UAB Partnership Training Programs

The Cancer Research Training Program is part of the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Tuskegee University (TU), and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership, funded by NCI. More >