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Health Equity: Facilitate health disparities research training (Milestone 4.S)

In Progress

Timeline Start - End

2020 - 2025

Research Implementation Area

Translational Tools, Infrastructure, and Capabilities

AD-Related Dementias Focus

Increase training support and capacity of an AD/ADRD scientific workforce of persons historically under-represented in biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences.

Success Criteria

  • Support at least two initiatives that prioritize robust mentorship and sponsorship to train under-represented AD/ADRD scholars and trainees at any career stage (undergraduate through senior levels); track and monitor trajectory and impact.
  • At least one initiative to train AD/ADRD scientists in health equity research.
  • Develop and disseminate training and education in health equity principles for dementia researchers and dementia care professionals at all career stages.

Summary of Key Accomplishments

NIH supports diverse individuals through general training programs as well as with targeted efforts to increase the number of scientists from diverse population groups who are prepared to pursue careers in neuroscience research. Through PAR-20-222, NIH supplemented several active research projects to provide resources for trainees who bring diverse perspectives to AD/ADRD research and/or research on health disparities in AD/ADRD. NIH continues to encourage eligible awardees to apply for these supplements.

The key accomplishments summary is current as of July 2022.

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