The CSULB Research Infrastructure for Minority Institutions (RIMI) Project is funded by a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) Program. The RIMI Project is a CSULB-wide effort to involve faculty and students in minority health and health disparities research through support of pilot research projects, seminars, trainings, graduate student employment, and a health disparities research course. The aim of the course is to advance the understanding of minority health, health disparities, and to prepare a future generation of researchers. Dr. Mara Bird directs the student core of this project. The Center is proud to report that 50% of RIMI graduates have been accepted to, and/or are currently enrolled in, doctoral programs.


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Administrative and Capacity Building Core

Responsible for administrative structure, oversight, and evaluation of all RIMI Project components

Faculty Research Development Core

Support and increase faculty capacity to conduct health disparities research

Academic Enrichment Programs for Student Core

Provide learning opportunities and prepare students for careers in minority health and health disparities research

Shared Resources Core

Provide support and expertise in proposal preparation, data management, and resource information related to health disparities research

Graduate Student Research Skills Training

Space is limited. Unless noted, workshops are open to graduate students only. First come, first served. RSVP to: nclr.csulb@gmail.com. Registration closes at 5pm 2 days prior to each workshop.

Date Time Topic Location Facilitator
Friday 1/23/2015 9am – 12pm Manual of Procedures SPA – 104 Dr. Heather McCreath
Friday 1/30/2015 9am – 12pm RefWorks* Library – 201 HSC Librarian – Eileen Wakiji
Friday 2/6/2015 9am – 12pm Professional Development: CV, Fellowships, and Letters of Reference TBD Natalia Gatdula
Melawhy Garcia-Vega
Friday 2/13/2015 9am – 12pm Grant Writing USU 305 Dr.Mara Bird
Friday 2/27/2015 9am – 12pm Motivational Interviewing II TBD Dr. Gail Frank
Friday 3/20/2015 9am – 3pm Doctoral Training CBA 140A Staff & GRF
Friday 6/12/2015 9am – 12pm Data III – Qualitative Analysis USU 303 Dr. Gino Galvez
Friday 6/26/2015 9am – 12pm Manuscript Development: Writing II TBD Dr. Gail Frank

**for undergraduate students