RCMI CC Vision
Research Centers in Minority Institutions Coordinating Center (RCMI CC) will lead health science innovation that focuses on improving the health of underserved communities and be a valued resource of health related research for these communities.
RCMI CC Mission
RCMI CC fosters and supports inter-institutional collaboration to maximally leverage outcomes, resources and expertise across member RCMI institutions, enhancing research capacity and accelerating the understanding and treatment of diseases, with a focus on those that disproportionately affect underserved communities.
RCMI is building state-of-the-art biomedical research opportunities for the next generation of researchers.
Program elements include RCMI Specialized Centers, Clinical Research Education and Career Development (CRECD), and RCMI Coordinating Centers (RCMI CC). Key deliverables for RCMI:
- high-quality professional and research training programs
- laboratories and facilities outfitted with invaluable instrumentation and equipment
- ethical and sensitive education and outreach for communities served by the RCMIs
- grants for institutions committed to awarding doctoral degrees in the health professions or health-related sciences to students from underrepresented populations
RCMI CC supports investigators with their collaborative, multi-site research occurring across the Network.
Principal investigators, clinicians, data managers, statisticians, and communications and community professionals comprise the working teams for the Administrative Coordinating Core, Investigator Development Core, Research Infrastructure Core, Evaluation Core, and Community Engagement Core of RCMI CC. These teams leverage the robust resources of the RCMI community to bolster scientific discovery, streamline research development and implementation processes, and accelerate delivery of culturally appropriate and cost-effective outcomes to the doorsteps of the scientists and patients.
RCMI Strategic Goals
- enhance infrastructure to facilitate multi-site, cross-disciplinary translational research, especially research focused on addressing health disparities
- enhance processes to increase the efficiency of conducting multi-site clinical trials and translational research
- enhance web-based research, training, and educational resources for investigators, health care providers, research participants, and the general public