Investigator Core

Investigator Core

The Investigator Development Core identifies, selects, and mentors multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural investigators interested in research and interventions on the health of minority elders.

One of the chief aims of the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research is to mentor scholars and junior investigators who are committed to contributing to the improvement of the quality and quatitiy of research on aging minority populations. The four major activities for this Core are: 1) Conducting the Summer Training Workshop on African Americans Aging Research; 2) Active mentoring of junior researchers through our MCUAAAR Pilot Scholars program; 3) Research and professional training workshops; 4) The dissemination of research on African Americans through the periodical "Perspectives". Robert J. Taylor, Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and Louis A. Penner, Ph.D. from Wayne State University are the Investigator Core leaders.

MCUAAAR Scholars

The Investigator Core funds and mentors research projects for junior African American and other underrepresented faculty. The focus of pilot projects has been identifying and developing potential pilot scholars and providing mentoring during proposal development.

Use this link to view our Investigator Development Core - Pilot Scholars
Use this link to see MCUAAAR workshop presentations

Health and Dissemination Policy Initiative

The focus of this Initiative is to train investigators in translating research for public dissemination and having influence on health policy issues related to aging among diverse ethnic, race and gender groups in society.

Database and links to health policy internships & fellowships sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation
The Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Program


For more information contact: Minti Henderson at 734-763-2489 or

MCUAAAR is a collaboration between the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University