welcome to the RWJF Center for health policy AT MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College is strategically housed at one of the nation's oldest and largest, private historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, public health professionals and health policy experts. Since its inception in 2009, the RWJF Center for Health Policy has been committed to providing leadership in health policy education, training and research to doctoral, medical, dental and graduate students. Through a partnership with Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science, the Center fully supports minority doctoral students pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology, political science and economics. We invite you to peruse our website to learn more about our various programming and events. 


Call for Proposals: 2016-17 UC-HBCU Initiative

The Office of the President is very pleased to announce the 2016-17 Request for Proposals for the UC-HBCU Initiative. The goal of the UC-HBCU Initiative is to increase the number of scholars from Historically-Black Colleges and Universities completing UC academic doctoral programs. 

UC faculty grants are available to support HBCU students conducting summer research with UC faculty at a UC campus, and to support departmental efforts to facilitate increased applications from HBCU scholars to UC PhD programs. Again this year, Principal Investigators may include 1/9 (1/12 for UCSF PIs) summer salary to help support their efforts during the summer(s) in which the projects are active. These funds are being provided by each of the chancellors as a commitment to valuing faculty diversity work at their campus. We hope this will facilitate faculty continuing to undertake this important work to strengthen UC.

Since 2012, UC has hosted 317 HBCU scholars across 9 UC campuses. There are currently twenty-seven PhD students and four academic master’s students enrolled (one master’s student has already graduated) across six UC campuses as a direct result of this initiative. As you know, building relationships and cultivating greater enrollment of HBCU scholars at UC is a long-term investment. Project progress reports are required of Principal Investigators and program outcomes are evaluated.
Please share the information below with faculty on your campus and encourage them to participate in the UC-HBCU.
Call for Proposals: Click Here
Application Instructions & Forms: Click Here
Applicant Webinar (11/8, 10-11am PT): Click Here