Appendix D
Public Mechanisms for Clinical Research Training: Examples of Minority Research Training Programs

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Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010 Appendix D Public Mechanisms for Clinical Research Training: Examples of Minority Research Training Programs Table begins on next page.

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Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010 Name of Program Focus NIH MARC/U*STAR (T34) To increase the number of underrepresented minority researchers in biomedical research sciences URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-02-033.html. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship for Minority Students (F31) To enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and health services research labor force in the United States URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-069.html Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Program for NIGMS MARC Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) To encourage students from minority groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to seek graduate degrees URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-114.html Mental Health Dissertation Research Grants to Increase Diversity in the Mental Health Research Arena (R36) To enable doctoral candidates from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral science to pursue research careers in areas relevant to the research mission of NIMH URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-110.html

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Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010 Requirements No. of Awards Length of Program Total Program Support Undergraduate junior and senior honor students majoring in the biomedical sciences with an expressed interest in a career in biomedical research and intentions to pursue graduate education leading to a Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D., or other combined professional degree and Ph.D. 54 universities, (supporting about 700 students) Two years $1.4 million FY 2002 Up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D. or equivalent research degree; the combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree or other combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in the biomedical or behavioral sciences or health services research 389 individual fellowships in 2002 Up to five years $25,796,400 FY 2002 For selected students who are graduates of the MARC undergraduate research training programs, up to five years of support for research training leading to the Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D., or other combined professional degree and Ph.D. in the biomedical or behavioral sciences 137 individual fellowships (FY2002) 159 individual fellowships (FY 2003) Up to five years $4,016,000 FY 2002 $4,866,000 FY 2003 Doctoral candidates in an area or discipline relevant to the mission of NIMH and conducting dissertation research 4 individual fellowships (FY 2002) 3 (FY 2003) 4 (FY 2004) Up to two years $107,000 FY 2002 $72,000 FY 2003 $120,000 FY 2004

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Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010 Name of Program Focus NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award: NHLBI Minority Institutional Training Grants (T32) To support training of graduate and health professional students and individuals in postdoctoral training at minority schools having the potential to develop meritorious training programs in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic, and sleep disorders URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-04-027.html Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award: NHLBI Short-Term Training for Minority Students Program (T35) To provide short-term research support to underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students and students in health-professional schools to provide them with career opportunities in research URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-03-014.html Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research To provide an incentive for health professionals to engage in basic, translational, or behavioral research directly relevant to health disparities research URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MD-04-001.html Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds To provide an incentive for health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to conduct translational research and promote the development of research programs that reflect the variety of issues and problems associated with disparities in health status URL: http://ncmhd.nih.gov/our_programs/loan/index.asp

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Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010 Requirements No. of Awards Length of Program Total Program Support Predoctoral students must be training at the post-baccalaureate level and enrolled in a program leading to a Ph.D. or be a health-professional student or individual in postgraduate clinical training, and wish to interrupt their studies for a year or more to engage in full-time research training Postdoctoral trainees must have received a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., or comparable degree 5 institutional awards, supporting 32 individuals Up to five years $734,080 (FY 2004) Trainees must have successfully completed at least one undergraduate year or have successfully completed one semester at a school of medicine (or other health profession) or graduate program 8 institutional awards Two to three months $500,000 FY 2004 Qualified health professionals who contractually agree to conduct qualified minority health disparities research or other health disparities research for 50 percent of time, or not less than 20 hours per week 121 individual awards Two years $2,036,000 FY 2003 An “individual from a disadvantaged background” is one who comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low-income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Census Bureau 33 individual awards Two years $1,332,000 FY 2003

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Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010 Name of Program Focus NIH Project EXPORT To build research capacity at designated institutions enrolling a significant number of students from health disparity populations and to promote participation and training in biomedical and behavioral program populations URL: http://ncmhd.nih.gov/our_programs/project_export_awards/PrjExpFY03Awards.asp Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) AHRQ Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program (M-RISP) To increase the capacity of institutions that serve racial or ethnic minorities in Hawaii, Tennessee, and Texas URL: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-001.html

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Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010 Requirements No. of Awards Length of Program Total Program Support Designated institutions must have a significant number of members of minority health disparity populations or other health disparity populations enrolled as students; have been effective at assisting such students’ research on health disparity to complete the education or training and receive the degree involved; have made significant efforts to recruit minority students to enroll in and graduate from the institution; have made significant recruitment efforts to increase the number of minority or other members of health disparity populations serving in faculty or administrative positions at the institution 33 institutional awards Three years $32 million FY 2003 Applications may be submitted by domestic public and private colleges, for their faculty to conduct rigorous health services research, as well as nonprofit domestic organizations for first-year funding (e.g., hospitals, laboratories, $150,000-$522,022); units of public agencies of state or local governments, eligible agencies of the federal government, or other institutions conducting health services research 9 institutional awards Three years $1,179,919 FY 2003

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Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010 Name of Program Focus Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HRSA Centers of Excellence HRSA-04-004 To assist eligible schools in supporting programs of excellence in health professions education for underrepresented minority individuals URL: http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/professions.htm#hrsa04004 HRSA-04-011 Nursing Workforce Diversity To increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities among registered nurses) by providing student scholarships or stipends, pre-entry preparation, and retention activities URL: http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/professions.htm HRSA-04-009 Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) To assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to undertake education to enter a health profession URL: http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/preview/professions.htm

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Opportunities to Address Clinical Research Workforce Diversity Needs for 2010 Requirements No. of Awards Length of Program Total Program Support Eligible applicants are accredited schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, graduate programs in behavioral or mental health, or other public and nonprofit health or educational entities, including faith-based organizations and community-based organizations, that meet the requirements of section 736(c) of the Public Health Service Act 10 institutional awards 3 years $6,118,398 FY 2004 Schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, underrepresented American Indian tribes or tribal organizations, and other public or private nonprofit entities 39 institutional awards 3 years $11,396,900 FY 2004 Eligible applicants include schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, allied health, chiropractic, podiatric medicine, public or non-profit private schools that offer graduate programs in behavioral and mental health, programs for the training of physician assistants, and other public or private nonprofit health or educational entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations 35 individuals 3 years $14,152,621 FY 2004