Emory University Rollins School of Public Health received funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration to establish a Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science,and Practice.
Under the direction of Dr. Carol Hogue, professor of epidemiology and the Jules & Uldeen Terry professor of maternal and child health, the five-year, $1.75 million award will establish support for masters of public health and doctoral students from underrepresented minority populations interested in maternal and child health. It will also provide support for junior maternal and child health faculty to conduct pilot research related to future NIH grant application.
“We are very optimistic about the potential for this award and the center as a whole to develop leaders for the 21st Century,” explains Dr. Hogue. “We are able not only to provide the necessary support to aspiring professionals in this field but also to fully engage them in the center’s innovative and groundbreaking research that will result in reduced health disparities and improved health for this nation’s women, infants, and children.”
The Center is a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Collaborative with Emory’s MCH Certificate Program; Morehouse School of Medicine’s Satcher Health Leadership Institute; and Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disabilities Program.
Their mission is to increase diversity and improve maternal and child health leadership competence through education, science, and practice.