The overall goal of the SHERC is to increase basic biomedical, clinical, and behavioral research at NAU to address health disparities and advance health equity among diverse populations of the southwestern United States.
From examining the HIV epidemic in rural Oklahoma to studying disparities in early childhood caries among native Hawaiian preschool children, SHERC investigators examine a wide variety of health equity topics.
To mentor young investigators, the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative, created the Investigator Development Core to enhance junior investigators’ careers in specialized areas that impact health equity in diverse populations.
The RCMI Coordinating Center Clinical Research Pilot Projects Program is intended to provide funding, on a competitive basis, for hypothesis-driven clinical research projects led by inter-institutional collaborative teams of multiple principal investigators (MPI) from two or more RCMI U54 Centers, along with at least one Mentor and at least one Collaborator from RCMI and/or non-RCMI grantee institutions. View Application Details.