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Research Resources and Outreach Core

The Research Resources and Outreach Core (RROC) leverages existing Research Centers in Minority Institutions Program (RCMI) research infrastructure to address needs in mentorship training and support the entry of new scholars across NIMHD funded RCMI institutions. RROC integrates with the Cores by engaging the leadership across RCMI and partnering Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) to sustain interest from scholars, cultivate master trainers, and expand NRMN’s portfolio of new training grants.
Related Programs: Southeast/Deep South Regional Program HubComing soon: Mentoring Academy, Shark Tank, Health Disparities Collaboratory

Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH
Morehouse School of Medicine
Director; PI

Dr. Ofili  serves as multi PI of the National Research Mentoring Network for the Research Resources and Outreach Core at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Ofili also serves as the principal investigator of the NIH funded national collaborative for translational research, the RCMI Translational Research Network (RTRN).

Dr. Ofili is a recipient of over 50 scientific, service and health policy awards, and was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine in October 2016; this is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Dr. Ofili is also an elected member of the Association of University Cardiologists, and serves on the boards of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute; Georgia BIO, Georgia’s Life Sciences Partner, and Alliant Health Solutions, a Quality Improvement Organization. She Chairs the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of NASA’s Translational Research Institute (TRI) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions, including NASA’s Journey to Mars.
Dr. Ofili has published over 150 scientific papers and book chapters, and secured over $160 million in research and infrastructure awards as principal or collaborating investigator. She graduated with distinction from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, completed internal medicine residency at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Oklahoma, and cardiology fellowship at Washington University in St Louis.

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