ROAR Launches Website

The Recruiting and Retaining Older African Americans into Research (ROAR) project focuses on developing a sustainable national model to increase the representation of Black older adults in health research in a community-based way that elevates the voices of African American older adults at every step. You can find more information about ROAR on their newly launched website https://engageus.org/. The ROAR project is funded by…

Black Men’s Brain Health Fellowship Program

The Black Men’s Brain Health (BMBH) Conference hosted during Super Bowl week aims to convene scientists and community leaders to increase the representation of Black men in brain science research and to reduce brain health disparities among Black men. A key aim of this first-ever conference series is to…

Robert Joseph Taylor Receives Inaugural James Jackson Outstanding Mentor Award

Robert Joseph Taylor, MSW, PhD, FGSA, is the recipient of the Inaugural James Jackson Outstanding Mentor Award from the Gerontological Society of American for 2021. This award recognizes outstanding commitment and dedication to mentoring minority researchers in the field of aging. As a recent indication of that commitment, Dr. Taylor conceived, organized, and directed an innovative Summer Mentoring Workshop…

MCUAAAR/PRBA Summer Mentoring Program

The Michigan Center for African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) and Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) is pleased to announce its 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop on African American Research. The workshop is virtual and will take place June 2-4, 2020. Drs. Robert Joseph Taylor, Khari Brown and Amanda Woodward are the program faculty. The deadline to apply for the 2021 Summer Mentoring Program is April 19, 2021. This workshop emphasizes training in numerous areas including: 1) publishing in peer review journals, 2) writing grant proposals to the NIH, 3) the tenure process, 4) ethical conduct of research, 5) successful mentoring and collaborative relationships, and, most importantly, 6) how to navigate the academy. This workshop is for…

MCUAAAR Alum Receive 3-Year Grant from NIA

Co-PI Dr. Robert W. Turner II (2015 MCUAAAR Scientist) and Co-Investigator Tam Perry (2013 MCUAAAR Scientist), along with Co-PIs Drs. Monica Rivera-Mindt and Mary Carrillo received a notice of award (NOA) from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for a 3-year R13 Super Bowl conference grant. The aims of this multidisciplinary conference series are: (1) to identify knowledge gaps and future priorities in cognitive reserve, resilience, aging, and AD/ADRD health disparities life course research among Black males; (2) to cultivate a culturally competent workforce trained and committed to addressing Black male’s brain health, cognitive aging, and AD/ADRD research; and (3) to build a national research volunteer registry of Black Males. They are equally excited to be working closely with…