RCMI Grants

Program Description

The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) program supports specialized research centers in institutions that offer doctoral degrees in the health professions or the sciences related to health and have an historical and current commitment to educating underrepresented students. The primary goals of the RCMI specialized centers are to:

  • Enhance institutional research capacity within the areas of basic biomedical, behavioral and/or clinical research,
  • Enable all levels of investigators to become more successful in obtaining competitive extramural support, especially from NIH, particularly on diseases that disproportionately affect minority and other health disparity populations,
  • Foster environments conducive to career enhancement with a special emphasis on development of new and early career investigators,
  • Enhance the quality of all scientific inquiry and promote research on minority health and health disparities, and
  • Establish sustainable relationships with community-based organizations that will partner with the RCMI institution.

Centers have an explicit focus on basic biomedical, behavioral, and/or clinical research.

NIH Guide No: RFA-MD-17-003

Table of Funded Grants

Institution Project Title / Principal Investigator NIMHD Program Officer
Florida International University FIU Center for Reducing Health Disparities in Substance Abuse & HIV in South Florida

Contact PI: Wagner, Eric F
Dr. Dorothy Castille
Meharry Medical College The RCMI Program in Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College

Contact PI: Lima, Maria F
Dr. Rina Das
North Carolina Central University RCMI Center for Health Disparities Research

Contact PI: Kumar, Deepak
Dr. Derrick Tabor
Northern Arizona University Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative

Contact PI: Baldwin, Julie Ann
Dr. Nancy Jones
Tuskegee University Tuskegee University Center for Biomedical Research / Research Centers at Minority Institutions

Contact PI: Yates, Clayton
Dr. DeLoris Hunter
University of Hawaii at Manoa Ola Hawaii

Contact PI: Hedges, Jerris Robert
Dr. Richard Berzon
University of Puerto Rico Med Sciences Center for Collaborative Research in Minority Health and Health Disparities

Contact PI: Fernandez, Repollet Emma
Dr. Xinzhi Zhang