Aims of the Center
To establish and support an Administrative Core
To establish and support an Administrative Core that will:
- provide scientific leadership, oversight and evaluation to all center components, including supporting an executive committee, a pilot study review panel, an external advisory board; and engagement with community partners
- ensure that all center activities comply with federal regulations and policies
- coordinate and support the integration of CIRAD Cores and leveraged NIA and other resources in order to meet the training, research, and community engagement goals of the center
- evaluate the activities of the center
To establish a Researcher Education Core
To establish a Researcher Education Core that will support a pilot project program targeting early stage investigators from under-represented backgrounds who are engaged in ADRD disparities research, or mid-career scientists from under-represented backgrounds transitioning to ADRD research. The pilot project program will use the research and career development resources supported by the administrative core and the analytic core, and leverage rich ongoing ADRD research resources made available by CIRAD investigators.
To provide analytic guidance and support to all teams within an Analysis Core
To provide analytic guidance and support to all teams within an Analysis Core that will:
- assist in the production and application of new measures and methods for studying biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental mechanisms of ADRD disparities
- provide technical assistance to RCMAR Scientists
- support a mentoring method for pilot investigators through Work-in-Progress mentoring seminars, methods internships and training workshops
To accelerate research on mechanisms of ADRD disparities
To accelerate research on mechanisms of ADRD disparities by:
- facilitating equitable collaborative and sustainable relationships with community and other stakeholders to inform proposal and design of pilot projects, and implementation of novel forms of dissemination and translation of center findings
- communicating and disseminating CIRAD activities within CUMC, within our partner institutions in New York City, with NIA, with other RCMAR programs, and within national and international research forums
The Administrative Core coordinates and integrates all Center functions; provide rigorous and regular fiscal oversight of the research projects and cores; guide and facilitate interactions between the RCMAR Scientists projects and the Cores, the Research and Education Core Faculty, and the community.
Research Education Core
The Research Education Core provides opportunities for mentoring and career development, pilot studies, and interdisciplinary collaboration to early investigators from under-represented backgrounds interested in research in disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) among Urban Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Blacks, including biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental risk and resilience factors, biomarkers, and caregiving.
The Analysis Core assists in the production and application of new measures and methods for studying health, social, and environmental factors, and behavior across the life course among ethnically diverse populations. The core also provides technical assistance to our scientists and supports a mentoring method for pilot investigators through study grids to be used in the Work-in-Progress (WIP) mentoring seminars, methods internships, and training workshops.