$16 million NIH grant will help launch Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside

September 4, 2019

Bruce Link a UCGHI Board Member and a Co-Principal Investigator of the new Center grant spoke of the importance of UCGHI this way, "UCGHI was critically important because of its funding of a speakers series on the social determinants of health and especially through three cross campus conferences.  Each of these conferences was focused on health inequalities including a conference on the health circumstances of residents in California's inland valleys, a conference on Latinx Immigrant Health and a conference on "Structural Competence" that focused on the role physicians can play in addressing health inequalities."  These activities Link said "generated enthusiasm and forged social connections that were critical to the successful cross campus collaboration that secured the Center's funding." 

The University of California, Riverside, has received a grant of $16 million from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to focus on and help reduce health disparities in inland Southern California.

Read more of the original article on the UC Riverside News.

NIH news release.