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Diversity Centers for Genome Research

The Diversity Centers for Genome Research Consortium aims to support the development of innovative genomic research projects through infrastructure building and the formation of interdisciplinary research teams at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), institutions with a documented record and/or historical and current mission of recruiting, educating, training and graduating students from any of the populations identified as underrepresented in biomedical research as defined by the National Science Foundation. In healthcare, MSIs include institutions that provide clinical services to medically underserved communities.

Objectives

The objectives of the Diversity Centers for Genome Research Consortium are to carry out innovative, state-of-the-art genomics research studies; enhance institutional genomics research capacity; foster genomics research career development for trainees and investigators at all career levels; and enhance the genomics infrastructure, computational and analytical capabilities of MSIs. 

Diversity Centers

Diversity Center for Genome Research at Meharry
Principal Investigator: Anil Shanker, Ph.D.  
Co- Principal Investigator: LaMonica Stewart, Ph.D.
Meharry Medical College

Pacific Center for Genome Research
Principal Investigator: Lang Wu Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator:  Youping Deng, Ph.D.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

UTRGV Center for Genome Research
Principal Investigator: Sarah Williams-Blangero, Ph.D.  
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

News

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley News Release: UTRGV STDOI investigators receive $10M grant to establish an NIH Diversity Center for Genome Research
December 7, 2023

NHGRI Web Feature: NIH establishes new Diversity Centers for Genome Research
December 7, 2023

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa: $10.9M to establish UH Pacific Center for Genome Research
October 10, 2023

Program Staff

Ebony B. Madden, Ph.D.
Ebony B. Madden, Ph.D.
  • Health Equity and Workforce Diversity Program Director
  • Training, Diversity and Health Equity Office
Weini Ogbagiorgis
Weini Ogbagiorgis, B.S.
  • Scientific Program Analyst
  • Division of Genomic Medicine

Last updated: January 18, 2024