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Michigan Center for
Urban African American Aging Research

Annual Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research


Workshop objectives are to identify and train early stage career scientists of diverse backgrounds who are committed to conducting African American aging research & improve the quality and quantity of research conducted with older African Americans. The MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop is funded by the National Institute on Aging.

2017 MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop PDF
Application Deadline: April 3, 2017


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2017 MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop

Hosted by
Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University
June 14-16, 2017

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

PROGRAM FACULTY
Louis A. Penner –Wayne State University-Karmanos Cancer Institute

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS
James S. Jackson, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research
Peter A. Lichtenberg, Wayne State University, Institute of Gerontology

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
• Identify and train early stage career scientists of diverse backgrounds who are committed to conducting African American aging research.
• Improve the quality and quantity of research conducted with older African Americans.

ELIGIBILITY
• PhD, MD or equivalent degree, PhD candidates and advanced doctoral program graduate   students.
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

STIPENDS
Up to 15 stipends will be awarded to those chosen to attend the 2017 Summer Training Workshop to help defray travel and hotel expenses. Awardees will be notified two weeks after the application deadline.

HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in being considered for this workshop, please apply by providing electronic copies in one single PDF file of the following materials:

•  A letter concisely describing your research plans with details about your current level of preparation for a research career. Please describe how participation in this workshop would contribute to your research career (3 page limit).
• Current curriculum vitae
• The name and phone number or email of a person who can comment on your research potential.
• One copy of prior published or unpublished work that provides evidence of your potential for rigorous social science research (e.g. dissertation abstract, chapter, article, conference paper).

EMAIL TO
Email completed applications as one PDF file to:
Ms. Minti Henderson (U-M) minti@umich.edu and to Ms. Carol Talbott (WSU) ctalbott@wayne.edu by April 03, 2017. 

 


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2016 MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop (Wednesday, June 8 - Friday, June 10, 2016) PDF

2012 MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop (Wednesday, June 6th - Friday, 8th, 2012)

The Summer Training Workshop held at the University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, presented the most current knowledge on the following topics. If you were un able to attend, you can still view or download a pdf of presentations on the links below:

1.  African Americans and Survey Research/Religious Participation
     Robert J. Taylor, PhD, Sheila Feld Collegiate Professor of Social Work, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

2.  NIH Proposal Writing and Review
     Robert J. Taylor, PhD, Sheila Feld Collegiate Professor of Social Work and
     Robert Sellers, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

3.  Black Men and Depression: The Man Up, Man Down Research Program
     Harold W. Neighbors, PhD, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

4.  Profiles of psychological distress among middle-aged and older adults: Findings from the National Survey of American Life
     Karen Lincoln, PhD, Associate Director, USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, University of Southern California

5.  Socioeconomic Position, Obesity and Depression: Is There an Obesity-Depression Paradox?
     Karen Lincoln, PhD, Associate Director, USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, University of Southern California

6.  Publishing in Peer Review Journals
     Robert J. Taylor, PhD and Verna Keith, PhD, Professor and Director, Race & Ethnic Studies Institute, Texas A&M University

7.   Building a Registry of Research Volunteers: A Community-based Participatory Approach
      Letha Chadiha, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

8.   Discrimination and Mental Health Along the Complexion Spectrum
      Verna Keith, PhD, Professor and Director, Race & Ethnic Studies Institute, Texas A&M University

9.   Negotiating the Academy
       Robert J. Taylor, PhD.

10.  Postdoctoral Fellowships
        Robert J. Taylor, PhD.

11. National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)
          Using The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research’s (ICPSR) Data Base (website)
       James McNally, PhD, Director, National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging, University of Michigan

12. Overview of technology tools for research productivity (online)
       Brian Perron, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan.
 

Summer Training Workshop Goals:

  • The MCUAAAR Summer Training Workshop is sponsored by University of Michigan and Wayne State University.

  • It contributes to the improvement of the quality and quantity of research conducted with the African American aging population.

  • It aims at identifying and mentoring investigators of multi-cultural backgrounds who are committed to conducting African American aging research.

For more information, Please download the Summer Training Workshop Draft for 2012

For additional information on this workshop, please contact Minti Henderson at minti@umich.edu.


 

Presentations

Mixed Methods Research Workshop - May 16, 2012:

  1. "Introductory Overview: Mixed Methods Research", Toni Antonucci, Ph.D., Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, College of LS & A, University of Michigan.

  2. "Mixed Methods: An Introductoin", Jacqui Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Institiute for Social Research, Universty of Michigan.

  3. "Qualitative Mixed Methods and Design Issues", Mark R. Luborsky, Ph.D., Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University.

  4. "A Statistical Perspective on Mixed Methods", Thomas N. Templin, Ph.D., College of Nursing, Wayne State University.

Thomas N. Templin, PhD, Wayne State University, Center for Health Research, MCUAAAR, presented the below presentations at the RCMAR GSA Pre-conference workshop entitled “Using, Adapting and Modifying Existing Measures for Studies of Diverse Population Groups” on November 18, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Note: three presentations)

Overview of Latent Variable Longitudinal SEM. This workshop was facilitated by Thomas N. Templin, PhD, Wayne State University, Center for Health Research, MCUAAAR, Methodology Workshop, ISR. March 14, 2009.

Research on Change over Time: Conceptual Overview. This workshop was facilitated by Jacqui Smith PhD, Professor of Psychology and Research Professor, MCUAAAR, Methods Workshop, ISR.  March 14, 2009.

Writing and Publishing Articles in Peer Review Journals. The workshop was facilitated by Brian Perron PhD and Robert Joseph Taylor PhD, University of Michigan, Educational Conference Center School of Social Work. January 28, 2009.

The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) hosted a the 2008
RCMAR’s (Regional Center of Minority Aging Research) Annual Investigators Meeting which was held at both the  the University of Michigan and at Wayne State University between Wednesday, May 7, and Friday, May 9, 2008.
(Note: two presentations) on May 8, 2008.

The Value and Use of Secondary Data. Amy M. Pienta, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist & Acquisitions Director, ICPSR, University of Michigan. May 11, 2008.

National Data Sets and Secondary Analysis Workshop. Sponsored by The Michigan Center for Urban Aging African American Research and The Research Office of the School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Room 6050,
April 9, 2008, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.
(Note: three files for this presentation)

Does Statin Treatment Lower the Risk of Dementia Incidence and Cognitive Impairment? If So, Why?, MN Haan Dr.P.H., M.P.H, Epidemiology Department, April 3, 2008.

Structural Equation Models for Longitudinal Analysis of Health Disparities Data. Thomas N. Templin, PhD, Center for Health Research, Wayne State University. MCUAAAR Workshop, April 11th, 2007.

Effects of Homocysteine (HCY) on Cardiovascular Mortality: Does place of birth modify the effects of HCY on mortality? Vivian Colón-López, MPH, Mary N. Haan, MPH, DrPH, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Epidemiology, MCUAAAR Workshop, February 14, 2007.

 

What can biomarkers tell us about racial and ethnic disparities in aging and health? M.N. Haan and Vivian Colon-Lopez, Doctoral candidate, University of Michigan, Epidemiology, MCUAAAR Workshop, February 14, 2007.

Biomarkers in Population-Based Research of Social Factors in the Elderly. Workshop held by Mary N. Haan Dr.P.H., M.P.H. and Allison Aiello Ph.D., M.S., University of Michigan Epidemiology on April 12, 2006.

CFA approaches to Analysis of Multitrait-Multimethod: Persisting Issues and Recent Advances in the Linear Additive Models. Workshop (2 hrs) held by Thomas N. Templin, PhD. WSU, Institute of Gerontology, March 8, 2006.

Means Modeling in SEM with Emphasis on Measurement Invariance. Workshop (2 hrs) held by Thomas N. Templin, PhD. UM-ISR 6006, May 10, 2005.

A final report on "Reporting on the Health Challenges of Black Seniors," a one-day program for journalists organized in cooperation with the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). The program, funded by RCMAR from a grant from the National Institute on Aging, was held in Detroit, Michigan on September 7, 2005. The program brought professors from the University of Michigan and Wayne State University together with journalists to discuss disparities in health and health care for black Americans.

Causal Inference in Non-Randomized Designs: Methodological Challenges for Aging Disparities Research.  Workshop (2 hrs) by Louis A. Penner, Ph.D. WSU, Institute of Gerontology, April 13, 2005.

The Satorra & Saris Approach To Power Analysis In Structural Equation Modeling. Workshop (2 hrs) by Thomas N. Templin, PhD. Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan, March 9, 2005.

Epidemiology of Dementia, Ethnicity and Culture, MN Haan Professor Epidemiology, University of Michigan, December 7, 2004.

The Emerging Consensus on How to Think About Race/Ethnicity in Aging Disparities Research: Methodological Implications. Templin, T., Antonucci, T., & Haan, M. (2004, November). Presented at the 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America on November 19th to 23rd, 2004, in Washington, DC.

Health Disparities Research: When and How to Adjust for Initial Group Differences. Workshop (3 hrs) held by Thomas N. Templin, PhD. University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR). March 9, 2004.

Statistical Adjustment and Effect Modification in Nonrandomized Designs. Workshop (4 hrs) presented to MCUAAAR pilot investigators (with Mary Haan Dr.P.H., M.P.H.). University of Michigan School of Public Health. Oct 31, 2003.

Structural Equation Modeling of Longitudinal Aging and Health Disparities Data. Workshop presented to RCMAR-MCUAAAR participants (6 hr) held by Thomas N. Templin, PhD. Wayne State University College of Nursing. August 8, 2003.
(Note: two files for this presentation)

Workshop on Exploratory Factor Analysis: Methodological Introduction and Relations to Causal Modeling. Michigan Center for Urban African-American Aging Research. Wayne State University College of Nursing held by Thomas N. Templin, PhD., June 9, 2001.
(Note: two files for this presentation)
EFA-main slides   &   EFA Review of Lit

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For more information contact: Minti Henderson at 734-763-2489 or minti@umich.edu

MCUAAAR is a collaboration between the University of Michigan and Wayne State University