James Jackson

Headshot of James S. Jackson, a BioSocial Methods member.

Collaborative $3.5 million NIH grant helps continue work in minority aging and health

December 10, 2018

“The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine has joined a long-standing partnership with the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University and the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan to help investigate health disparities among African Americans.

A $3.5 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging will extend the collaboration, known as the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research, or MCUAAAR.

All three research universities are well-versed in working collaboratively on a broad range of projects through the University Research Corridor, or URC, an alliance that plays a key role in leveraging the intellectual capital of all three public institutions.

MCUAAAR, one of 18 minority aging resource centers across the nation, has improved the health of older minorities through research, scholarship and education since 1997 and its work has now been expanded through 2023.”

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