Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions

The Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) Project Research Faculty Development Core aims to increase faculty capacity to conduct minority health and health disparities research and to train and mentor students from health disparities populations to be the next generation of researchers in these areas. The goal of this core is to develop a cadre of CSULB faculty who are interested in, and capable of, developing an independent minority health and health disparities research portfolio and providing effective mentoring for CSULB students. The specific aims of this core are:

1. To provide support to faculty members who have not yet received significant independent funding from extramural sources, such as the NIH or CDC, in health disparities research.

2. To provide mentoring and guidance for all supported faculty members from senior faculty from CSULB or affiliated institutions.

3. To provide seminars and other learning opportunities for research on health disparities and minority health topics.