Training

Research Training and Education The goal of the Training Core is to provide professional developmental opportunities and skills needed for faculty and graduate students to excel in the field of health and healthcare disparities and the tools to teach chronic disease self-management. This goal will be accomplished in synergy with the cores.

The objectives of the Research Training are to: (1) provide training on chronic disease self-management;  (2) develop strategies that will  enhance and support faculty knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors relative to health disparities research; (3) serve as a catalyst for scholarly productivity through interdisciplinary research; (4) foster and support an environment that allows faculty and graduate students to promote independent and mentored scholarly activity that incorporates health disparities research; and (5) provide capacity building training for research productivity and effective leadership.  Through the synergistic efforts of the Research and Community Outreach and Engagement cores and collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Michigan, participating faculty and graduate students will have opportunities for exposure to new and applied knowledge.  Vehicles for teaching/learning will include: (a) facilitated large/small dialogue; (b) individual and group mentoring; (c) didactic instruction; (d) group and individual web-based (distance) instruction; (e) guided self-learning; and (e) research projects.

The Research Training and Education will support faculty and graduate students by promoting independent and mentored scholarly activity that incorporates health disparities research and to develop opportunities for collaborative multiple institutional involvement. Throughout the program, faculty and graduate students will engage in interdisciplinary health disparities research.