Developing Health Equity Researchers in a Teaching-Focused Academic Institution

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (2015)

Keywords:

Mentoring, RIMI Supported

Abstract:

<p>First generation-educated racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are gravely underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral disciplines, including health equity research careers. Institutional and contextual barriers that underrepresented faculty and students face when pursuing biomedical and behavioral research careers are formidable. However, academic institutions often lack the infrastructure and capacity to ameliorate these important issues.</p><p>The CSULB RIMI project, a five year program sponsored by NIMHD, made progress in fostering faculty and student health equity researchers and bridging research silos on a large, diverse, teaching-focused campus.</p>

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