Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center

Goals & Objectives

The Overall Goals of the Graduate Training and Education Center are to: 


Enrich the educational experiences and skills of African American graduate students to prepare them for future careers in academics, industry, and government research settings;


Enhance the professional skills of graduate students to increase the likelihood of success and completion of graduate school; and


Increase the interest in, and likelihood of, African American graduate students entering careers in biomedical sciences following degree and program completion.  

The Objectives of the Graduate Training and Education Center are to:


Establish a graduate level certificate program focused on cardiovascular epidemiology research.


Establish JHS data mentoring teams to oversee efforts by graduate students to analyze, present, and publish their research from Jackson Heart Study data.


Work closely with the other JHS Centers to: (1) assure coordination of the JHS Graduate Training and Education Center Program, and support the JHS in achieving its five major aims.


Work with the JHS Coordinating Center to develop and maintain a student database with evaluationmetrics for student performance.


Disseminate the achievements of the JHS through presentations, publications in peer-reviewd journals, and reports to the JHS Coordinating Center, OSMB, and NHLBI.