Purpose: The Center conducts multidisciplinary basic and translational research with the goals of advancing knowledge on the causes of health disparities and developing program and policy interventions to eliminate disparities. The CHDS was established in October 2002 by a grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities under the Centers of Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities, and Training program.
Eligibility: Must have a primary appointment in the SPH as a postdoctoral fellow or junior faculty (Research Associate, Assistant Scientist, Assistant Professor equivalent.
- Partner with a core CHDS faculty member
- Demonstrate IRB approval for proposed project
- Present pilot results as part of a center-sponsored seminar series
- Provide written report summarizing project within 30 days of the end of budget period
Funding: Research projects will be awarded to postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty with a primary appointment in the JHSPH. Three awards of up to $15,000 each will be funded; funding period is January 1 to December 31, 2009.