Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center
The objective of this Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center (MCRC) is the advancement of knowledge with respect to African Americans who have, or who are at risk of developing, systemis lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, and other debilitating rheumatic diseases. The center is built on a solid framework of strong leadership in Rheumatology, Biostatistics and Health Disparities Research coupled with trust and a proven track record of recruitment of African American patients for clinical research.
Objectives of the center are to: 1) conduct and foster translational clinical research leading to improved diagnosis, management and ultimately a reduction or elimination of health disparities with respect to debilitating rheumatic diseases in African Americans; 2) focus on identifying and understanding the underlying reasons for differences in risk profiles and disease progression for African Americans; 3) provide information and education to patients and families, healthcare providers, the general public, investigators and health professionals at other academic health centers and government agencies.
Funding provided by NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN DISEASES .
|April 24, 2014||Patient Resource Core|
|May 8, 2014||Project 1 Update|
|May 16, 2014||MCRC Advisory Committee Spring Meeting|
|May 22, 2014||David Murday, USC, Performance Evalulation Plan|
|June 12, 2014||New Pilot Projects - TBD|
|June 26, 2014||Admin Core Presentation/Wei Jiang Presentation|