Native Elder Research Center Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (NERC RCMAR)

Status: Ended

Grant Start: 09/30/1997

The Native Elder Research Center (NERC) is the only National Institute on Aging-funded Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) devoted to Native Elder health. This leading-edge program is designed to train the next generation of investigators to study the pressing gerontological health issues in American Indian and Alaska Native people. The Native Investigator Development Program (NIDP) is a career development program that focuses on acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary for submission of a career development grant and progression to an independently-funded research career. The training program includes formal didactic sessions, workshops, mini-courses, meetings, mentoring activities by Core Faculty, and consultations with Affiliated Faculty. Personnel, resources, and activities originate from both the University of Colorado-Denver and Washington State University’s Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) in Seattle.


  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • Colorado School of Public Health

Funding Sponsors

  • Federal - National Institutes of Health
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

IREACH Programs

Principal Investigator(s)

Team Member(s)

Heath Research Initiatives

  • American Indian and Alaska Native