Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research
$3.5 million grant renewal marks 30 years of support for minority aging and health equity across Michigan
September 20, 2023
Contact: Jon Meerdink (email@example.com)
ANN ARBOR — Funding for the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) has been renewed, ensuring another five years of high quality research, career mentorship, and community outreach.
MCUAAAR, which has been continuously funded since 1997, is a collaborative, multi-university research center housed at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Michigan State University. With support from the National Institutes of Health, MCUAAAR focuses on the health and well-being of older African Americans, with a special focus on pilot research by early career faculty. According to MCUAAAR co-director Peter Lichtenberg of Wayne State University, the renewed funding will allow the center to continue to build on its longstanding mission.
“Having a mentoring program to assist junior faculty interested in African American aging research has propelled many careers forward and will do so again during the next five years,” he said.