The Goals of the Training Component are:
- Enhance the number and capabilities of junior faculty, especially those from ethnic or racial minorities and women, to engage in health disparities research.
- Coordinate the development of health disparities research training within the University health and life science research emphasis area.
- Increase the interdisciplinary training of scientists in measurement, recruitment and retention, cultural competence, and human subjects protection for health disparities populations.
Mentorship Projects and Areas of Interest:
Dr. Willie Baber: High Risk Sexuality and Masculinity in African American Men
Dr. Robin Bartlett: HIV/AIDS in African American Adolescents
Dr. Sharon Morrison: Social Capital and HIV Literacy in Hispanic and African American Women
Dr. Jie Hu: Adult Hispanics with Diabetes
Training and Workshop Sessions sponsored/co-sponsored by the
• “Looking Through Other Eyes: Multicultural Issues”, Workshop
• Integrating Software into Qualitative Analysis, Training Session
• Qualitative Analysis Workshop, Training Session
• Health Disparities: Closing the Gap through Diversity in Medicine, Research and Community Partnerships, Research Symposium held at NC A&T State University
• “Hispanic Cultures, A Comparative Discussion”, Panel Discussion
• “Genetics for Researchers Who Don’t Use Genetics”, Series of 3 Workshops
Consultations for faculty and students sponsored/co-sponsored by the
o Dr. Inez Tuck (Medical College Virginia/VCU), Diversity Research
o Ms. Elizabeth Tornquist, (Editorial Consultants) Dissemination Strategies
o Dr. Eileen Collins, (Univ. of Illinois) Risk Factors in Chronic Illness
New Knowledge Dissemination:
Dr. Sharon Morrison’s research on HIV literacy and immigrant women was featured on “Voices and Viewpoints” on WFDD (89.5 FM) at Wake Forest University on December 3rd and 4th, 2004.