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Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Research Network (RTRN) fosters and supports inter-institutional collaboration to maximally leverage outcomes, resources and expertise across member RCMI institutions, enhancing research capacity and accelerating the understanding and treatment of diseases, with a focus on those that disproportionately affect underserved communities.



RTRN will lead health science innovation that focuses on improving the health of underserved communities and be a valued resource of health related research for these communities.


RTRN Value Statement

RTRN unites academic researchers, medical professionals and community partners through technology and health science innovation to reduce health disparities. RTRN was established in 2007 by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the minority research universities, colleges and medical schools of the RCMI program under a common goal of fostering collaborations across RCMI institutions, with the aim of improving minority health and reducing health disparities. Collaborations within and beyond the RCMI community are expected to promote joint grant applications and publications and accelerate the pace of basic, clinical and translational research.