From the Podium and Beyond

CEMHD Receives NIH Grant

Lawrence Schell
CEMHD Director Lawrence Schell  Paul Miller

With support from a $10 million National Institutes of Health endowment grant, UAlbany’s Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities (CEMHD) will launch a major public-engagement initiative to advance its mission throughout the Northeast.

Through enhanced recruiting efforts, the project aims to increase the number of graduate students, faculty and researchers in health disparities from minority populations and underrepresented groups. In addition, it seeks to establish the UAlbany Endowment for Community-based Health Disparities Research and Training to support an array of educational and research initiatives.

University at Albany President Robert J. Jones and CEMHD Director Lawrence M. Schell have been co-principal investigators of the cross-disciplinary project.