Graduate Training and Education Center

 

GTEC GOALS -

  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 grad students to increase the likelihood of success and completion of grad school
  3. Increase the interest in, and likelihood of, African American graduate students entering careers in biomedical sciences following degree and program completion

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JHS GTEC



Jackson State University was recently awarded a five year contract to implement the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) Community Outreach Center (CORC).  The contract period is from 8/16/2013-8/15/2014 for a total amount of 3,086,081.  The CORC is an expansion of the highly successful operation of the Community Partnership Office (CPO), in the Jackson State University Coordinating Center, which operated from 1999-2013.  During the era of the CPO, relationships and partnerships were developed with over 100 churches, community based organizations, governmental agencies, private non-profit organizations, other institutions of higher learning and individual partners.  A community based participatory research (CBPR) component has been added under this new contract period.

Undergraduate Training and Education Center

 


UTEC GOALS

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  1. Increase the pool of minority students entering the health related professions
  2. Establish two programs SLAM (Science, Language Arts and Mathematics) program during the summer for high school students
  3. And the JHS Scholars program for Tougaloo College students

Learn more about the Jackson Heart Study Undergraduate Training and Education Center

JHS UTEC



Jackson State University was recently awarded a five year contract to implement the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) Community Outreach Center (CORC).  The contract period is from 8/16/2013-8/15/2014 for a total amount of 3,086,081.  The CORC is an expansion of the highly successful operation of the Community Partnership Office (CPO), in the Jackson State University Coordinating Center, which operated from 1999-2013.  During the era of the CPO, relationships and partnerships were developed with over 100 churches, community based organizations, governmental agencies, private non-profit organizations, other institutions of higher learning and individual partners.  A community based participatory research (CBPR) component has been added under this new contract period.

Research Training Appointments

Research Training Appointments (RTA) are available through the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) to qualified applicants to enhance their career development in epidemiological, biological, or behavioral research of risk factors and causes of cardiovascular diseases in African Americans. Click here to submit the application. Please review the RTA Guidelines before submitting the application form and also be sure to make contact with your mentor before completing the application. The JHS RTA are offered by the JHS collaborating institutions: Jackson State University, Tougaloo College, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The program is housed in the Jackson Medical Mall (www.jacksonmedicalmall.org), the site of the JHS (http://www.jacksonheartstudy.org) is located in Jackson, Mississippi. It offers a unique opportunity for academically talented individuals to receive onsite training within a large, longitudinal, epidemiological study of the risk factors and causes of cardiovascular disease in African Americans. Mentors can submit mentees progress report by submitting the form: Progress Report