The objectives of Training/Mentoring Core are:
1. To increase Underrepresented Minority undergraduate students in biomedical and minority health research
2. To increase Underrepresented Minority faculty in healthcare research
3. To increase Underrepresented Minority students in Ph.D. programs
STAR Fellowship Program
Ten STAR fellows will be selected to include five research faculty and five community fellows. Faculty Fellows are junior research faculty while Community Fellows will include community stake holders and leaders that are interested in learning more about research. The program provides a unique approach that will combine on-site development and education with distant learning techniques that include video conferencing, on-line digital meetings, and "store and forward" technology in order to provide the skills necessary to STARS Fellows to enter into new health disparities research initiatives. All travel expenses for on-site meetings will be covered by the Texas Center for Health Disparities.
URM Students Research Programs
UNTHSC has been successful in training Underrepresented Minority (URM) undergraduate student in biomedical research during summer months as part of the McNair, SMART and HBCU Summer Training Program in Prostate Cancer programs. TCHD enhances these activities and focuses on increasing the opportunities for URM students to enter biomedical Ph.D. programs in health disparity research areas.
Harlan Jones, PhD; Director of Education Core
Anindita Mukerjee, PhD; Co-Director of Education Core
Terry Voss; Sr Administrative Associate, Texas Center for Health Disparities