Teleretinal Screening Project at Charles Drew University: Model for Collaboration with Community Clinics

Teleretinal Screening Project at Charles Drew University: Model for Collaboration with Community Clinics

Dr. Omolola (Lola) Ogunyemi is principal investigator for a TeleRetinal Screening project being implemented in South Los Angeles. The RCMI Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (RCTR) funded project is a collaboration between Charles R. Drew University and six Safety Net community clinics in the inner city. As many know, diabetes is a huge problem … Continue reading »

Research Pipeline: High school students interact with and learn from RCMI researchers

Research Pipeline: High school students interact with and learn from RCMI researchers

[dropcap type=”circle” color=”#ffffff” background=”#1285D5″]>>[/dropcap] Students representing 15 high schools around Puerto Rico were invited to participate in the RCMI’s 13th International Symposium on Health Disparities, held December 9-14, 2013. The Community Engagement, Research Pipeline session provided opportunities for young boys and girls, grades 10-12, to interact with leaders in health research and experience hands-on scientific … Continue reading »

NIH Panel Urges Steps to Control Growth in Biomedical Research Trainees

A glut of trainees and a dearth of academic positions in the United States is creating a dysfunctional biomedical research system, an advisory group to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded today. It urged several steps be taken to bring the problem under control. NIH should cap how many years it will support graduate … Continue reading »