Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research
New Article from Our CLRC and Three Other NIH-Funded Centers
To address the social and research challenges evolving from the COVID-19 pandemic, MCUAAAR and three other National Institutes of Health funded-Centers (MCCFAD, Pepper Center, and MADRC) that engage with community members to enhance research and advance the science of aging came together to learn from each other’s efforts, approaches, and communication with community partners. Monthly meetings served as a venue to discuss the challenges of engagement with research participants and support community partners during the pandemic. The exchange of information resulted in…
MCUAAAR/PRBA Summer Mentoring Program
May 31 – June 2, 2023
Application Deadline: April 3, 2023
The Michigan Center for African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) and Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) are pleased to announce its 2023 Summer Mentoring Workshop for Advanced Doctoral Students on African American Research and Latinx Research. The virtual workshop will take place May 31 – June 2, 2023. Drs. Robert Joseph Taylor, Amanda Woodward, and David Cordova are the program faculty. The deadline to apply for the 2023 Summer Mentoring Program is April 3, 2023. 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. For more information about the application process, as well as the link for submission:
Download the flyer for the African American Program (PDF)
Download the flyer for the Latinx Program (PDF)
CAB Member Elected APHA President-Elect
Flint Community Advisory Board member Ms. Ella Greene-Moton, has been elected President-Elect of the American Public Health Association! This is an amazing accomplishment because we believe she is the only community-based advocate elected to this position.
Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller Named 2022 MacArthur Fellow!!!
Reuben J. Miller, PhD, a 2014 MCUAAAR Scientist, is an Associate Professor at Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago and a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. Dr. Miller was selected as a MacArthur Fellow for his work tracing the long-term consequences that incarceration and re-entry systems have on the lives of individuals and their families.
Dr. Peter Lichtenberg is GSA’s 78th President!!!
Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP, FGSA, director of the Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, as well as Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University, has been installed as the new president of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging. He was elected by GSA’s membership, which consists of more than 5,500 researchers, educators, practitioners, and other professionals. As president, he will oversee matters of GSA’s governance and strategic planning, while also managing the program for GSA’s 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting. He has chosen…
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…
Junior Faculty Research Mentoring and Funding Opportunity FY2021-2022
The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) and the Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center (MRDRC) are issuing a special call for proposals from junior faculty. This is a special call for retirement or disability research proposals that focus…
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…