MCUAAAR Workshops

Annual Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research


Workshop objectives are to identify and train early stage career scientists of diverse backgrounds who are committed to conducting African American aging research & improve the quality and quantity of research conducted with older African Americans. The MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop is funded by the National Institute on Aging.


 


2016 Workshop Presentations


1.  African Americans and Survey Research/Religious Participation
     Robert J. Taylor, PhD, Sheila Feld Collegiate Professor of Social Work, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

2.  NIH Proposal Writing and Review
     Robert J. Taylor, PhD, Sheila Feld Collegiate Professor of Social Work and
     Robert Sellers, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

3.  Black Men and Depression: The Man Up, Man Down Research Program
     Harold W. Neighbors, PhD, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

4.  Profiles of psychological distress among middle-aged and older adults: Findings from the National Survey of American Life
     Karen Lincoln, PhD, Associate Director, USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, University of Southern California

5.  Socioeconomic Position, Obesity and Depression: Is There an Obesity-Depression Paradox?
     Karen Lincoln, PhD, Associate Director, USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, University of Southern California

6.  Publishing in Peer Review Journals
     Robert J. Taylor, PhD and Verna Keith, PhD, Professor and Director, Race & Ethnic Studies Institute, Texas A&M University

7.   Building a Registry of Research Volunteers: A Community-based Participatory Approach
      Letha Chadiha, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

8.   Discrimination and Mental Health Along the Complexion Spectrum
      Verna Keith, PhD, Professor and Director, Race & Ethnic Studies Institute, Texas A&M University

9.   Negotiating the Academy
       Robert J. Taylor, PhD.

10.  Postdoctoral Fellowships
        Robert J. Taylor, PhD.

11. National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)
          Using The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research's (ICPSR) Data Base (website)
       James McNally, PhD, Director, National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging, University of Michigan

12. Overview of technology tools for research productivity (online)
       Brian Perron, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan.
 


 Past Presentations

  1. "Introductory Overview: Mixed Methods Research", Toni Antonucci, Ph.D., Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, College of LS & A, University of Michigan.

  2. "Mixed Methods: An Introductoin", Jacqui Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Institiute for Social Research, Universty of Michigan.

  3. "Qualitative Mixed Methods and Design Issues", Mark R. Luborsky, Ph.D., Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University.

  4. "A Statistical Perspective on Mixed Methods", Thomas N. Templin, Ph.D., College of Nursing, Wayne State University.

Thomas N. Templin, PhD, Wayne State University, Center for Health Research, MCUAAAR, presented the below presentations at the RCMAR GSA Pre-conference workshop entitled "Using, Adapting and Modifying Existing Measures for Studies of Diverse Population Groups" on November 18, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Note: three presentations)

Overview of Latent Variable Longitudinal SEM. This workshop was facilitated by Thomas N. Templin, PhD, Wayne State University, Center for Health Research, MCUAAAR, Methodology Workshop, ISR. March 14, 2009.

Research on Change over Time: Conceptual Overview. This workshop was facilitated by Jacqui Smith PhD, Professor of Psychology and Research Professor, MCUAAAR, Methods Workshop, ISR.  March 14, 2009.

Writing and Publishing Articles in Peer Review Journals. The workshop was facilitated by Brian Perron PhD and Robert Joseph Taylor PhD, University of Michigan, Educational Conference Center School of Social Work. January 28, 2009.

The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) hosted a the 2008
RCMAR's (Regional Center of Minority Aging Research) Annual Investigators Meeting which was held at both the  the University of Michigan and at Wayne State University between Wednesday, May 7, and Friday, May 9, 2008.
(Note: two presentations) on May 8, 2008.

Does Statin Treatment Lower the Risk of Dementia Incidence and Cognitive Impairment? If So, Why?, MN Haan Dr.P.H., M.P.H, Epidemiology Department, April 3, 2008.

Structural Equation Models for Longitudinal Analysis of Health Disparities Data. Thomas N. Templin, PhD, Center for Health Research, Wayne State University. MCUAAAR Workshop, April 11th, 2007.

Effects of Homocysteine (HCY) on Cardiovascular Mortality: Does place of birth modify the effects of HCY on mortality? Vivian Colón-López, MPH, Mary N. Haan, MPH, DrPH, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Epidemiology, MCUAAAR Workshop, February 14, 2007.

What can biomarkers tell us about racial and ethnic disparities in aging and health? M.N. Haan and Vivian Colon-Lopez, Doctoral candidate, University of Michigan, Epidemiology, MCUAAAR Workshop, February 14, 2007.

Biomarkers in Population-Based Research of Social Factors in the Elderly. Workshop held by Mary N. Haan Dr.P.H., M.P.H. and Allison Aiello Ph.D., M.S., University of Michigan Epidemiology on April 12, 2006.

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

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