The Texas Resource Center on Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) is based at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Sealy Center on Aging. It is a collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin. The overall purpose of the Texas RCMAR is to provide an infrastructure that facilitates the development of research on health and aging in minority populations with emphasis on the Hispanic population in the United States as well as in Mexico. Special focus is given to mentoring researchers from underrepresented populations. RCMAR will work with the National Archive for Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), within ICPSR to disseminate research. Read more about the Significance of studying Hispanic populations.
Three cores support RCMAR, the Administrative Core, the Analysis Core and the Research Education Component (REC). The Administrative Core oversees and promotes activities. The Analysis Core provides methodological and statistical support to promote the research and career development of minority aging investigators. The REC’s overall aim is to increase the capacity of faculty at UTMB, UT Austin, and elsewhere to conduct rigorous research on minority aging and health disparities in general.