Grant Funding

We seek grant funding in an effort to reduce violence in specific communities such as those defined by race, ethnicity, tribe, gender, or aging. Our projects are community-based and culturally appropriate, reflecting how language skills, significant cultural differences, education, income and discrimination affect health outcomes.

The current research by the initial core affiliates of the center includes:

Gary Bennett:
Obesity prevention among Black women (studies funded by NIDDK and NCI); Weight loss in community health centers (funded by NHLBI)
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Chris Edwards:
Longitudinal Evaluation of Medical and Psychosocial Factors in SCD

Charmaine Royal:
Race and ancestry in research and clinical practice; Ethnic identity and SCD; Gene-environment interactions

Keith Whitfield:
Patterns of Cognitive Aging in African Americans (including a Minority Supplement and administrative supplement)

Keith Whitfield:
Conference on Hispanic Aging in the Americans: BioBehavioral Perspectives


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