"This health disparities center award is a tremendous
opportunity to showcase the strength of UNC's minority health research
and the quality of our collaborations with Historically Black Colleges
and Universities, like Shaw."
Dr. Paul Godley, center director and UNC associate professor in
the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health
|"By establishing these research resources at Shaw,
more African American college students can become health researchers,
which is a definite plus when trying to eliminate disparities."
-- Dr. Daniel Howard, center co-director at Shaw
University and associate professor and director of research and
sponsored programs in the department of natural and physical sciences.
Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health
Services Research (UNC-CH)
725 Airport Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Carolina-Shaw Partnership for the Elimination of Health Disparities Center
has been funded through a $6M grant, over five years, from the National
Institutes of Health-National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
(NIH-NCMHD). Project EXPORT, or the Centers of Excellence Partnerships
for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities and Training Project,
comprise 26 Centers of Excellence throughout the nation to include Hawaii
and Puerto Rico.
The Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act
of 2000, Public Law 106-525, established the National Center on Minority
Health and Health Disparities to conduct and support research, training,
dissemination of information, and other programs to support the reduction
and elimination of health disparities among ethnic minority populations
The newly formed "Partnership" between The University of North Carolina-Chapel
Hill and Shaw University seeks to eliminate differences in minority health
care and status at several levels.
Health Disparities, as defined by the National Institutes of Health, are
differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases
and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific populations
in the United States.