Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research
MCUAAAR Call for Proposals
Proposals are sought that support junior investigator-initiated research pilot projects that can lead to independent NIH-funded projects. Collaborative research projects that involve faculty from more than one department, school or institute are also encouraged. Proposals for behavioral and social science research that focus on the mental and physical health of older African-Americans are encouraged from all academic disciplines that address issues relevant to this topic. Proposals should recognize the importance of a person’s life course development as it relates to the specific research question of interest. Some examples of these issues include: quality of life, stress and coping, health effects of prejudice and discrimination, caregiving, social support, family life, cognition, mental disorders, morbidity and mortality, healthcare utilization, work and retirement…
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.
Dr. Peter Lichtenberg Elected VP of Gerontological Society of America
Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP, FGSA, has been elected Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). He will begin this important leadership position on January 1, 2021 and serve as President of the Board beginning January…
Dr. Kent Key Lobbied for Resolution
At its regularly scheduled meeting on June 10th, the Genesee County Commission passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. This followed the Genesee County Board of Heath voting in favor of the resolution on June 3rd and the Flint City Council’s resolution on…