UF Resource Center for Minority Aging Research

Published: October 1st, 2018

Category: Features, News and Events

We are excited to announce that PRICE has received funding to establish a new program, the Resource Center for Minority Aging Research.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has provided funding for the UF Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) program. The program is a key component of a larger effort at the National Institute on Aging to address minority aging health and reduce health disparities through research, information dissemination and education, including career development for underrepresented minority scholars. The University of Florida Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) was established to enhance the quality and diversity of the aging research workforce by recruiting and training promising investigators from underrepresented backgrounds and supporting their mentored experiences conducting innovative social and behavioral research addressing pain and disability among older adults.

The UF RCMAR leverages multiple institutional strengths and resources, and represents a partnership between the UF Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence (PRICE) and the UF Institute on Aging (IOA). UF RCMAR Core Faculty comprise a multidisciplinary group of talented and productive scientists whose expertise spans the spectrum of clinical and translational research related to our theme of biopsychosocial contributions to pain and disability among older adults. The UF RCMAR pursues two primary goals: 1) to promote the diversity of the aging research workforce by identifying, supporting, and mentoring promising investigators from underrepresented backgrounds; and 2) to enhance the health of older populations by conducting state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research investigating social and behavioral contributions to pain and disability in later life.

Stay tuned for more news and updates on the UF Resource Center for Minority Aging Research in the coming months!