About Community Engagement Core Center for Biomedical and Minority Health Research (CBMHR)

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The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) is a program under the National Institute of Health (NIH)’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparity (NIMHD). The RCMI program develops and strengthens the research infrastructure necessary to conduct state-of-the-art biomedical research and
foster the next generation of researchers from underrepresented populations. Texas Southern University (TSU), one of the nation’s largest HBCUs, recently received a $8.63 million RCMI award for the Center for Biomedical and Minority Health Research (CBMHR) which consists of 4 major components: Research Infrastructure Core; Community Engagement Core and Investigator Development Core and a research project on prostate cancer.
The Community Engagement Core (CEC) works directly with the Greater Houston Community to identify and address health related concerns. The CEC provides health-related resources to the community through partnerships with healthcare systems, Federally Qualified Health Centers, as well as community and faith-based organizations. The CEC hosts health education events across the Greater Houston Community to increase clinical trials awareness and reduce health disparities related to communities of color. For more information, visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CECTxSouthernU