Obesity Health Disparities Research Training Certificate Program 

A strategy in eliminating disparities is developing a cadre of researchers committed to finding solutions to reverse existing trends and develop new knowledge aimed at preventing disparities. Faculty, mid-level faculty or post-doctoral fellows who are new to research or are interested in making a transition to disparities research are encouraged to apply for a the Obesity Health Disparities Training Program. This concentrated six-month program runs January - August and includes lectures, mentoring opportunities and a Grant Writing Retreat, usually held each February. The program is coordinated by the MHRC

We seek enthusiastic applicants dedicated to devoting the required time to meet the training objectives. The program, designed to support the scholars in developing a competitive grant proposal, encourages grant application submissions based on the scholar’s research interests. The scholars will also focus on secondary data analysis and development of manuscripts for publication.

  • Faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and medical students at UAB, ASU, MSM, JSU, TU, and UA are eligible. Minority faculty are encouraged to apply.
  • All candidates must submit an application, CV, Statement of Intent, and Letter of Support (LOS) through the MHRC Connect on the UAB MHRC website.
  • Request your Letter of Support now- from a supervising senior faculty person, Director, Dean, or Chair, in order to upload with other documents. 
  • LOS should address support of research career and release time to participate in the HDRTP.
  • Please have all materials ready to upload in Adobe PDF files and submit at one time.
Contact Ann Smith at (205) 934-9903, or annsmith@uab.edu for more information.

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