Xavier University of Louisiana


The RCMI Cancer Research Center at Xavier University of Louisiana will build biomedical research infrastructure to support early stage, underrepresented investigators to conduct high quality and impactful research on minority health and health disparities, especially in the area of cancer. The RCMI will be a multi-component research center that includes a comprehensive research infrastructure core to provide the most needed scientific tools for Xavier investigators, an investigator development core to better prepare our early stage investigators for research success in competitive extramural support, particularly from NIH, and a community engagement core to promote research on minority health and health disparities and establish sustainable partnerships with community based programs in low income, minority neighborhoods.