The mission of the Center on Health Disparities Research Training Program is to recognize talented students and expose them to a diversity of scientific approaches, systems for study, research approaches, and tools and technology. The Center has been awarded NIH training grants to support continuous training of underrepresented biomedical scientists for more than a decade. Our programs to date include: VCU STEP-UP, VCU HERO, VCU NIMHD Centers of Excellence (P60) Research Training, VCU PREP, VCU IMSD, VCU HERO-T and VCU IRACDA programs. The Center on Health Disparities pipeline is designed to:
Our centralized strategy for administering our research training programs has enhanced the impact of each one and provided a unique training experience for participants. A unique and innovative feature of these research-training programs is the opportunity for the trainees to have role models, and be role models, for those ahead and behind them in the research pipeline, via the Center's cadre of programs.
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