Community Outreach Center
The Jackson State University CORC Jackson Heart Study contract has been renewed for five years starting August 16, 2013. 

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 Goal and Objectives

 The goal of the CORC is to perform community health education activities to disseminate health promotion and prevention messages in the Jackson community.

 The objectives of the CORC are to:

 1.      Plan and conduct community outreach activities and events to communicate study findings and health promotion messages, promote the JHS, retain study participants, and build trust in the community.

 2.      Administer the JHS Community Health Advisors Network to promote cardiovascular disease prevention in the Jackson area through health education      programs and other activities as appropriate.

 3.      Convene a community-based Ethics Advisory Board to advise the JHS on ethical issues concerning participation in research, which will meet twice per year or more frequently as needed.

 4.      Publish a newsletter two times per year for JHS participants and the community reporting research findings, health promotion messages, and other appropriate items of interest.

 5.    Participate in JHS initiatives and committees, provide support for data analysis, and disseminate the achievements of the CORC through presentations, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and reports to the JHS Field Center, OSMB, and NHLBI.

Graduate Training and Education Center

 The Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center (JHS GTEC) at Jackson State University is a new Center awarded for five years, effective August 16, 2013.  It is designed to contribute to building evidence-based approaches to training graduate students in the social, behavioral, and medical sciences to implement a robust education training program.

 Goal and Objectives

 The overall goals of the GTEC are to: (1) enrich the educational experiences and skills of African American graduate students to prepare them for future careers in academics, industry, and government research settings; (2) enhance the professional skills of graduate students to increase the likelihood of success and completion of graduate school; and (3) increase the interest in, and likelihood of, African American graduate students entering careers in biomedical sciences following degree and program completion.

  The five objectives of the GTEC are to:

 1.  Establish a graduate level certificate program focused on cardiovascular epidemiology research.

 2.  Establish JHS data mentoring teams to oversee efforts by undergraduate and graduate students to analyze, present, and publish their research from JHS data.

 3.  Work closely with the other JHS centers to: (1) assure coordination of both the JHS graduate and undergraduate training and education programs, and (2) support the JHS in achieving its five major aims.

 4.  Work with the JHS Coordinating Center to develop and maintain a student database with  evaluation metrics for student performance.

 5.  Disseminate the achievements of the JHS through presentations, publications in peer-  reviewed journals, and reports to the JHS Coordinating Center, OSMB, and NHLBI.