The purpose of the Institute for Biomedical and Health Disparities Research grant is to provide the research infrastructure needed to increase faculty competitiveness in biomedical and behavioral research. The grant supports core facility development in molecular biology and tissue engineering; biosensor and biomarker technology; computational research; and proteomics and genomics. The grant also supports graduate student development. Recruitment of biomedical research faculty and their development is another goal of the project. The Institute is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program. The resources in the facilities are intended to aid in biomedical research and training programs that responds to current and future needs of the field. This involves continued creation of course materials for the current curriculum as well as specialized courses, training sessions and hands on-workshops. Furthermore, investigators affiliated with the facility are committed to developing and applying cutting-edge technologies that will benefit human and social endeavors.
Jackson, Kendra, M.Ed.