Duration and format: Two hours/week for 12 weeks. The first hour will be a formal presentation by a lecturer, and the second hour will be journal club format, where the lecturer will moderate the discussion on a selected manuscript.
The lecture will emphasize issues most relevant to underrepresented minorities. Each lecture is pre-taped and provided via email to students 2-3 days in advance and posted on “Blackboard.” Information on all potential mentors is also provided on Blackboard.
Collaboration and networking: These courses will also serve as a venue for collaboration and advice with experienced scientists with expertise in relevant areas. They will also allow for networking and collaboration among racial and ethnic minority scientists and non-minority disparities-focused scientists with other racial and ethnic minority investigators working on complementary scientific projects.