Summer Mentoring Workshop Canceled

MCUAAARWe have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Mentoring Workshop on African American Aging Research sponsored by the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research. The workshop has been held every year since 1998 and it is our plan to hold it again in June 2021 on the campus of the University of Michigan. With the uncertainty of what travel and community spread restrictions will be in early June, along with the disruptions we are all facing to our personal and professional lives, we feel our best course of action is cancellation.

The workshop was to take place June 3-5, 2020 at the University of Michigan. Drs. Robert Joseph Taylor, Khari Brown and Amanda Woodward were the program faculty. Historically, this workshop has been, and continues to be, for junior (non-tenured) faculty and advanced graduate students. The primary objectives are on research skill enhancement, career mentoring, and professional development. The Workshop takes a life-span/course approach to African American aging. As such, scholars who do research exclusively on African American aging, as well as those who do research on issues that have a life span/course emphasis (e.g., inter-generational relationships, health disparities, adult mental health, health care utilization, religious participation, and social support networks), have found it useful.

Please check back on our website for details regarding the 2021 Workshop.