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CDU, in Los Angeles, CA, is dedicated to closing the gap on healthcare disparities among underserved and ethnic minority populations. CDU investigators focus on fields such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, reproductive health, chronic kidney disease, neuro-psychiatric disorders, and HIV/AIDS. Through the RCMI program, CDU supports 10 different core functions, including Research Design and Biostatistics, Community Engagement, and Research Training and Education.
Improving the health and healthcare of minority and underrepresented communities is central to the mission of MMC. The college is home to the Center for Women's Health Research, the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research, the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Research, and the Sickle Cell Center.
MSM, the first medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century, is in Atlanta, GA. The RCMI program supports numerous research cores including Cell and Tissue Imaging, Gene Profiling, Analytical Chemistry and Protein Profiling, and the Biomedical Technology Service Lab.
UH Mānoa is one of the leading research minority institutions in the Pacific region. Research at UH Mānoa is both basic and clinical, and focuses on, for example, infectious disease, disabilities, behavior and electrophysiology, magnetic resonance imaging, aging, social and health disparities, and research ethics. The RCMI program supports this research environment with numerous core activities, including histopathology and microscopy, proteomics, behavior and electrophysiology, magnetic resonance imaging, human tissue biorepositories, bioinformatics, and biostatistics and research ethics.
UPR-MSC strongly promotes a multidisciplinary approach to research, supporting collaboration and promotion of initiatives including infrastructure development. The Center for Collaborative Research in Health Disparities at UPR-MSC is specifically focused on translational studies in health disparities affecting the Puerto Rican population. The RCMI program supports 14 different labs and facilities in translational science and supports research centers focused in neuroscience, and in cellular and molecular biology and HIV.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property – for Texas, the nation and the world.