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Introduction

The MSCR curriculum was designed to prepare multidisciplinary translational research teams to accomplish specific goals in health disparities related research. The MSCR was expanded by adding curricula leading to a PhD in Clinical Research (PhDCR).

This interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes applied biomedical ethics, cultural competence, and team building through classroom teaching, seminars, laboratory training and community-based experiential learning. Diverse faculty from UH’s JABSOM, Pacific Biomedical Research Center (PBRC), Cancer Research Center of Hawai`i (CRCH), School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH), William S. Richardson School of Law (WSRSL), School of Social Work, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Education, School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies, School of Arts and Sciences and others in the community are invited to participate in a multidisciplinary approach to identifying and reducing barriers to health disparities research. We encourage medical students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, PhD candidates, and junior and minority faculty to enroll in the program, ensuring a diverse range of students from behavioral, basic and clinical science disciplines.