Four core areas help fulfill the mission of the VCU CoEHDR.

Administrative Core

  • Provides the organizational structure and staff support necessary to maximize the effectiveness of the VCU CoEHDR

Research Core

  • Provides support for research projects by assisting with the recruitment of subjects, the acquisition of samples and additional study functions

Research Training & Education Core

  • Implements activities to increase the number of minorities pursuing health disparity related careers and to provide training and mentoring opportunities for underrepresented and minority students

Community Engagement & Outreach Core

  • Implements projects to stimulate community partner collaboration and participation in the development, conduct, and evaluation of a preterm birth, infant morbidity and mortality prevention research agenda