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Education and Research Training

Center for Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research

We have developed special features of this program through Dr. Jerry Johnson's Center for Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research. The Center's overall goal is to establish, facilitate, conduct and evaluate programs and projects that will enhance the health of the underrepresented minorities, particularly African-Americans and Hispanics.

The Center's overall goal is to establish, facilitate, conduct and evaluate programs and projects that will enhance the health of underrepresented minorities, particularly African Americans and Hispanics. The Center's activities and programs focus on training and educating minority physicians for faculty positions in Schools of Medicine and for leadership positions in health care policy and administration and enhancing research on minority health issues.

These activities and programs will improve the health of minorities and the public in general, and will enhance the ability of health care institutions to achieve their goals. The Center operates as an integral part of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and its Health System, and as such it aims to collaborate extensively with all units of the University that share its mission and goals.