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The JHAD-RCMAR offers different scholarship programs for faculty and investigators who are interested in conducting research on Alzheimer’s disease, minority aging, and health disparities.

RCMAR Faculty Scholars

To attract additional faculty to the field of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD)-research in minority older adults, each year the JHAD-RCMAR identifies one or two faculty scholars for partial salary support. These Scholars will be post doctorate or junior faculty whose career research focus will be on ADRD-relevant minority aging research. Each year, the JHAD-RCMAR provides a maximum of $40,000 or 25% of salary, whichever is less, for junior faculty and a maximum of $20,000 or 50% of salary, whichever is less of post doctorate trainees. These funds provide protected time to be matched by the departments or Schools to allow young faculty to prepare career development awards.

Visiting Scholars Program

Each year, an investigator conducting state-of-the-art ADRD research related to health disparities in minority elderly will be invited to spend two days as a Visiting Scholar at the JHAD-RCMAR.  Each Visiting Scholar will give a formal presentation and conduct an in-depth research seminar in a methodological area.  The remainder of the time of the Visiting Scholar will be spent consulting with AD-RCMAR Faculty and Scientists. Each year we solicit nominations from all participants in the AD-RCMAR and from the Scientific Review Panel.

The AD-RCMAR leadership selects the Visiting Scholar from this list using the following criteria:

  1. Quality and innovation of the research.

  2. Methodological sophistication and ability to contribute to the growth of the junior faculty and trainees.

  3. Potential for collaboration with existing Hopkins Centers.