The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) 

The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) is a collaborative research and administrative effort based on the campuses of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. It is one of seven centers coordinated by the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) to empirically investigate and reduce health disparities between minority and non-minority older adults.

The MCUAAAR is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging  NIA in an effort to:

  • Establish a mechanism for mentoring researchers for careers in research on the health of minority elders
  • Enhance diversity in the professional workforce conducting research on the health of minority elders
  • Develop and deploy strategies for recruiting and retaining minority group members in epidemiological, psychosocial, and/or biomedical research dealing with the health of the elderly

Our research, training and community-based activities are implemented through three interacting components: the Community Liaison Core, the Investigator Development Core and the Administrative Core. 

Please download our brochure for a brief description of the center's mission and cores.

Apply to our 2019 Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research

The Michigan Center for African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) is pleased to announce its 2019 Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research. The workshop will take place June 12-14, 2019 at the Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University.  Drs. Peter A. Lichtenberg, Louis A. Penner and Keith E. Whitfield are the workshop facilitators. 

This workshop is for junior (non-tenured) faculty and advanced graduate students. The primary objective of this three day workshop is to provide participants with resources to enhance their skills in conducting research among older African Americans in order to improve the quality and quantity of research among this population group. 

Please see this flyer for more information on applying to the workshop. 

Application deadline:  Monday, April 8, 2019.

For questions, contact: Minti Henderson at 734-763-2489 or minti@umich.edu

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