How do I use this new tool?

This tool was designed to be easy to use.  It approaches data collection from an individual level rather than center based approach.  Individual scholars and faculty members can access their own profiles and manage their information if they wish or center admins can update information for scholars and faculty members based out of their center.
To get started click on the 'VIEW ALL FACULTY/SCHOLARS' link to the left or click here.

Single User Guide

This guide contains a basic explanation of the reporting tool and how to go about entering data for individual scholars and faculty members.

Getting Started Guide for Center Admins

This guide contains a walkthrough of the system for center administrators and staff.

Announcements

EVENT CALENDAR

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from August 14 - 18, 2017. The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. See https://nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/hd-research-institute


The National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is a 2-day meeting October 16-17, 2017, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and private sector organizations. The meeting will be open to the public and free of charge; more information on how to attend will be available in the coming months at https://aspe.hhs.gov/national-research-summit-care-services-and-supports-persons-dementia-and-their-caregivers.


News

From Affirmative Action to Diversity in Higher Education. Toward a More Inclusive Academy. MCUAAAR Director James Jackson’s talk as the inaugural recipient of the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award. http://media.rackham.umich.edu/rossmedia/Play/71810315265d498cadeff31f06d88bc41d


RCMAR Webinar Series,, Estimating Costs of Elder Health

Learn about the use of an economic-demographic micro simulation called the Future Elderly Model (FEM). This webinar was presented by Bryan Tysinger, Director of Simulation and Data at USC Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation on October 4, 2017. The model is designed to predict the future costs and health status of the elderly and explore what current trends or future shifts imply for policy. You may listen to and view the full session here.


Assistant Professor Position, Department of Gerontology, UMass-Boston. Successful candidates will have demonstrated expertise in mental health and aging, physical health and aging, and/or health disparities in later life. Applications will be reviewed starting 1/1/18. See https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1450470/assistant-professor-gerontology/


OCT 4. WEBINAR: ESTIMATING COSTS OF ELDER HEALTH
The Center's RCMAR program is hosting a free, one-hour webinar from 12-1pm (PST) on October 4 with presenter Bryan Tysinger, Director of Simulation and Data at USC Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation. Tysinger will discuss the use of an economic-demographic micro simulation called the Future Elderly Model (FEM). The model is designed to predict the future costs and health status of the elderly and explore what current trends or future shifts imply for policy. Register here.


Job Opening - Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology.
The Department of Sociology at California State University Dominguez Hills is seeking applications from individuals who study aging in Black communities. This is a tenure track position. For more information: http://bit.ly/2hi2s7b.For questions, contact Dr. Matt Mutchler, Chair of the Search Committee at mmutchler@csudh.edu

The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations. (PA-261 [R01], 262 [R03], 263 [R21], 260 [R15]). https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-261.html

Read Carl Hill’s new blog about opportunities from NIA's Office of Special Populations. https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2017/09/update-opportunities-nias-office-special-populations


JOURNALISTS IN AGING FELLOW: “U.S. Stumbles Toward Day of Reckoning with Rising Retirement Crisis,” NMPolitics/New America Media, News Analysis, Kent Paterson , Posted: Sep 04, 2017. Link: http://tinyurl.com/yawgr2ny. The number of U.S. Elders will double to 81.2 Million by 2040. But the federal poverty level fails to show the crisis looming for seniors in meeting the real cost of living.

The 2017 NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Application Cycle Opens on Friday, September 1st for applications due November 15. Awardees can receive up to $70,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract. See https://www.lrp.nih.gov/.

Read Carl Hill’s new blog about opportunities from NIA's Office of Special Populations.https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2017/09/update-opportunities-nias-office-special-populations


The 2017 NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Application Cycle Opens on Friday, September 1st for applications due November 15. Awardees can receive up to $70,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract. See https://www.lrp.nih.gov/.


Tenure track (hard money), Associate Professor opening at Washington State University at the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), a new well-funded entity focused on health disparities research among Native, Latino, and rural populations. The incumbent will primarily work with Partnerships for Native Health (P4NH), a program to improve the health and quality of life of American Indian and Alaska Native populations. P4NH has more than a dozen active NIH-funded research projects and centers that range from Alzheimer’s disease to health literacy; most of our work uses culturally tailored interventions. Our work also involves training Native scientists. More details and application are at https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/32119. Questions can be directed to the RCMAR/NERC CoDirector Dedra Buchwald, MD at dedra.buchwald@wsu.edu.


The Gerontological Society of America has recognized Deep South’s RCMAR Scholar Dr. Giyeon Kim for her research on mental health disparities between older adults of different races and ethnicities. See https://www.ua.edu/news/2017/08/psychology-professor-earns-national-early-career-award/ for details.


A new NIA blog explains increased funding lines for new investigators. See https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2017/08/nia-funding-line-story-multilayered-plot.


Strategies for enhancing research in aging health disparities by mentoring diverse investigators. A new published article by the RCMAR Directors.


The Nation’s Older Population Is Still Growing, Census Bureau Reports (both in number and diversity). See https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-100.html


PowerPoints for presentations at the 2017 RCMAR Annual Meeting at http://www.rcmar.ucla.edu/content/annual-meeting. Also included is NIAs award presentation to Dr. James Jackson.


NIH has developed a new portal with information on supporting diversity in NIH-funded research. The main areas of focus are: 1. Background on NIH initiatives in support of scientific workforce diversity; 2. Resources for scientific leadership & faculty members to use to further diversity in their programs; 3. Resources for investigators and trainees to develop their careers, find training and mentorship, and learn about others’ careers through personal stories and video interviews; and 4. Reports and data on diversity in the NIH-supported workforce, and in the broader research workforce. See https://extramural-diversity.nih.gov/


RCMAR Annual Meeting 2016 Photos


UC Davis NIA-Funded Research Centers Discuss Diversity, Disparities and Cognitive Aging

The National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded UC Davis Latino Aging Research Resource Center (LARRC) and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) hosted an all-day conference on March 16, 2016 on “Cognitive Aging and Diversity: Progress and Future Challenges.” This conference highlighted NIA funded research in Northern California associated with UC Davis and UC San Francisco and brought together leading national experts from across the country and over 100 attendees

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