Scholars Disparities Program RFA Now Open


The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) (U54MD008620), led by the University of Minnesota and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, invites applications for research projects using national health databases with a focus on disparities in unintentional and violence-related injuries and homicide, head injuries in athletes, and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, hepatitis C, and cancer, especially prostate cancer, in African American men across their life course.

Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, medical fellows, and faculty at the University
of Minnesota, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Johns Hopkins University, MD Anderson Cancer
Center, and the University of California, Davis are eligible to apply.Available Resources for CHAAMPS Disparities Scholars:

  • CHAAMPS Scholars along with their local mentor(s) will  conduct research studies under the mentorship of senior CHAAMPS investigators and analysts.
  • Analyzed datasets from national databases including SEER-Medicare; Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State and National Inpatient and Emergency Department; and American Hospital Association Survey will be provided by CHAAMPS.
  • Biostatistical and study design support will be provided to funded Scholars.
  • After completion of the research project, scholars may receive a monetary stipend to fund presentation of research results at a relevant national meeting.



Key Dates:
Applications due:   July 29, 2018
Project start date:  September 1, 2018

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