Register Now - The Mentorship Mystery: Framework, Theory, and Practices to Maximize Your Relationships with MentorsThis interactive and dynamic workshop will feature presentations and small group discussion facilitated by members of the Cobb Institute Board of Directors, including Dr. Lynne Holden, Dr. Alvin Crawford, Dr. Betty Crutcher, and Dr. Mallory Williams, who will cover theory and best practices to better understand and utilize mentor/mentee relationships. This program will be held January 27, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, ET. We invite you to register now and to share the invitation broadly across your networks. The registration link is as follows: 

Elizabeth O. Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC | Association of Black Cardiologists

NIH FIRST Program Award Announced for Dr. Elizabeth Ofili of Morehouse School of Medicine. The NIH Common Fund Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program supports institutional efforts to hire diverse, early-career faculty cohorts and sustain cultures that benefit from the full range of scientific talent in the United States. Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) received funding to serve as the FIRST Coordination and Evaluation Center FOA (RFA-RM-21-019) to assess the impact of institutional culture change strategies and other innovative approaches implemented at FIRST Cohort sites. In addition to disseminating successful evidence-based practices and lessons learned across FIRST Cohort sites, MSM will establish The Louis W. Sullivan Award and the Donald E. Wilson Award for Inclusive Excellence.  A longtime colleague of the Cobb Institute, Dr. Ofili partners with the Cobb Institute to lead the Cobb Scholars Program as Principal Investigator for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) at MSM and she also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cobb Institute. Read about NIH Common Fund FIRST at



      Film Screening and Conversation: "FAUCI"


Thursday, January 27, 2022


Diverse participation in research can help improve health outcomes for everyone. Register now for a special screening of Fauci alongside Center on Halsted, Network of the National Library of Medicine, and the All of Us Research Program, also featuring an intimate conversation on how diversity in medical research can contribute to a healthier future: #JoinAllofUs






National Research Mentoring Network RROC at MSM

Are you pursuing NIH awards (K, R, SC, U), a Diversity Supplement, or pilot grant? Or do you represent a senior researcher interested in supporting NRMN participants?


The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) U01 Research Study at Morehouse School of Medicine under Principal Investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Ofili, offers a two-day Professional Development Meeting (possible virtual meeting) and a 9-month Grant Writing Coaching and Mock Study Section for junior faculty and early stage investigators (ESIs) who are actively writing NIH-style research proposals. The randomized controlled study is specifically designed to meet the needs of diverse investigators within Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI), Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institutions, Institutional Development Award (IDeA) states, and other NIH-funded emerging research institutions that are committed to workforce diversity.


The Participant Application and Coach Application (Senior Faculty) for NRMN cohort 5 will open in September.


Click here for more information about the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN).


What is the W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute?

A health disparities think tank focusing on Research, Mentorship, "All of Us" Research Program"-Precision Medicine and the signature Cobb Scholars Program.

The Cobb Institute’s primary objective is to conduct research on issues that impact African Americans and other medically underserved populations; to identify and review effective applications of interventions in a variety of settings, and examine and recommend the implementation of evidence-based interventions. As a data-driven organization, The Cobb Institute conducts research and performs analyses of data to examine the interrelationships among risk factors and diseases; to update scientific findings about the links between behavior factors, social determinants, and health; and to identify factors involved in health and disease for which research is not complete.

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The Benefits of Membership:

  • Online subscription to the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, which serves as the forum for the membership.

  • Invitation to the Annual W. Montague Cobb Scientific Symposium and Lectureship at the National Medical Association (NMA) Convention and Scientific Assembly with reduced registration fee. Participate as Honored Guests at our Annual Awards and Honoree Reception.

  • Full access to all website content of The Cobb Institute and our continuing medical education (CME) library. The on-demand content is available on the website via the Cobb Scholars tab or via our BlueSky LMS Learning Platform tab. 

  • Opportunity to access and network with national research scholars and leaders.The benefits of the NMA Convention attendance include collaboration with the NIH/NMA Traveling Fellows, The Post-Graduate Physician Section of the NMA, SNMA, AAMC and other organizations focused on mentoring young professionals in medicine and health careers and assist with their development.

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What is Precision Medicine?

According to the Precision Medicine Initiative, precision medicine is "an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person." This approach will allow doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people. It is in contrast to a one-size-fits-all approach, in which disease treatment and prevention strategies are developed for the average person, with less consideration for the differences between individuals.

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