Challenges and opportunities in establishing a Latino Health Research Center in a majority academic institution

Aida L. Giachello*

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Abstract

This article provides a practical perspective of the issues, challenges and the opportunities involved in establishing a Latino Health Research Center in an academic institution. This article will use as an illustration the experiences related to the establishment of a Center on Latino Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program at a large public academic institution in Chicago. Some of the sociopolitical processes of establishing the Center's structure, and the recruitment and training of a multi-disciplinary corn research staff are summarized, while simultaneously pursuing an ambitious research and training agenda. The article ends by suggesting a series of strategies in meeting the multiple and, at times, conflicting demands of the academic institution, the funding sources and the community, as well as the lessons learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-376
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1996

Keywords

  • Hispanics
  • Latinos
  • Minority health
  • health outcomes research
  • health services research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics

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