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Transforming Science into Better Health for All

The UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC) generates and disseminates research knowledge from biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences in order to reduce the health disparities experienced by vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities locally, regionally, and nationally.

The Center was established in 2002, and since then has maintained its status as a University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Center, as well as a Center of Excellence (P60) funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The MHRC supports three programs  - Research, Training, and Outreach - that align with the University’s broad strategic goals and make it an enabling platform for UAB’s research, teaching, and service missions.



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MHRC celebrates success in the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program

enrichmentEach summer, the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center hosts the Summer Enrichment Program, a summer training program for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. Read more ...

Southern-style eating strikes again

Southern-style eating strikes again: Study finds diet pattern increases heart disease risk

fried chickenSouthern favorites like fried chicken and bacon may taste great when consumed, but they can have negative effects on heart health, according to UAB researchers.
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Racial Bias in Health Care

Racial Bias in Health Care

and Health Challenges and Opportunities

David R. Williams, PhD, MPH,
Ronald Wyatt, MD MHA

This Viewpoint describes the contribution of racial bias to disparities in health care and discusses the need to increase awareness of disparities and work toward eliminating discrimination and its adverse effects.
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UAB MHRC Young Professionals had a hot time at Summer in the City

Wide angle shot of sponsor tables and guestsThe sixties rock band Lovin’ Spoonful summed up the YP Board’s new fundraiser with their song “Hot time, Summer in the City.”
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Research on Disparities in African American Men’s Health to Focus on Hypertension, Prostate Cancer, and Lifestyle Modification

CHAAMPS 2015Funding for four new research projects was announced by the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS), the groundbreaking research collaborative dedicated to the unique health issues of African American men.
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