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The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) is a 22 year-old collaborative research, community outreach, and faculty mentoring program based at Wayne State, Michigan State and the University of Michigan. Under the leadership of a coordinating center, it is one of eighteen national Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) and specialized Alzheimer’s focused projects funded by the National Institute on Aging to increase and enhance the diversity of the future scientific research workforce; mentoring promising new faculty and research scientists from under-represented groups for sustained careers in aging-related behavioral research.

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Many Roles and Talents Mark Pat Mullin’s Passions

Many Roles and Talents Mark Pat Mullin’s Passions

Born and raised on the East Side of Detroit, Ms. Patricia Mullin has a passion for learning and sharing information with others. For 25 years she worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technician, where she performed exams to determine organ function. She mainly worked in cardiac care, but also did scans of the brain, thyroid, lungs, and more. Her strength and endurance to continue learning led her to join the Urban League Mature Workers Program, which provides skill training in a placement. Already familiar with the HBEC program, Patricia asked to be placed in the HBEC office for her training. During this time…

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James Jackson (1944-2020)

James Jackson (1944-2020)

Professor James S. Jackson, passed away Tuesday evening, September 1st, in Ann Arbor after a long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully with his wife, Toni, and daughters Ariana and Kendra by his side.

James Jackson was the Founder and Leader of the Program for Research on Black Americans.

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Susan Frazier-Kouassi, Ph.D. MCUAAAR’s First Administrative Coordinator

Susan Frazier-Kouassi, Ph.D. MCUAAAR’s First Administrative Coordinator

I was working in the School of Public Health in 1998 when Dr. Cleo Caldwell mentioned a new position envisioned by Dr. James Jackson in the Program for Research on Black Americans. The position had not yet been posted, but she thought that I was the ideal person for the job. Almost a year later, I applied for the job and realized that I had come full circle. In 1980, after…