Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities

We are pleased to announce that Langston University, a historically Black college/university (HBCU),  has been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to fund a new Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities. The grant was awarded for $4.375 million over a five-year period. The MISSION of the RRTC is to improve minority entities’ (e.g., HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions [HSIs], and American Indian tribal colleges/universities [AITCUs]) disability and rehabilitation research capacity and infrastructure by conducting a programmatic line of research examining experiences and outcomes of persons from traditionally underserved racial and ethnic populations and communities and capacity-building efforts. The RRTC serves as a center of national excellence in rehabilitation, research capacity building and research infrastructure research. Dr. Corey L. Moore is Principal Investigator/Research Director. We are also delighted to announce our collaboration with Dr. Myra Reynoso and her colleagues at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Director Joe Cordover and the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, and Dr. David Staten at South Carolina State University. To keep stakeholders abreast of RRTC activities and accomplishments, new information will be periodically added to this website and is forthcoming.

 

 LU-RRTC Request for Proposal Bulletin


Research Brief Vol1, Issue1 2-22-2016

Research Brief Vol1 Issue2 6-7-2016

Research Brief Setup Vol1, Issue3 10-3-2016

Research Brief Vol 2 Issue 1-3-23-2017  

 

ADVANCED REHABILITATION RESEARCH TRAINING (ARRT)

 

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INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH CAPACITY-BUILDING AND INFRASTRUCTURE MODEL(IRCBIM) APPLICATION (Click Below):

 

 

 

 

RRTC IRCBIM Application (printable version)

 

 

IRCBIM Application (online version)

 

 

Minority Entity Relationship Building and Buy-In Informational or RRTC Services and Opportunities Presentation Videos

 

 

A National Investigation of Factors that Contribute to Disability and Rehabilitation Research Leaders’ From Traditionally Underrepresented Populations Career Development and Success:

 

 

Peer Nomination Form

 

 

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 MINORITY ENTITY (ME) "BUY-IN" INFORMATIONAL APPLICATION OF INTEREST 

Mission:

The MISSION of the RRTC is to improve minority entities’ (e.g., historically Black colleges/universities  [HBCUs], Hispanic-serving institutions [HSIs], and American Indian tribal colleges/universities [AITCUs] disability and rehabilitation research capacity and infrastructure by conducting a programmatic line of research examining experiences and outcomes of persons from traditionally underserved racial and ethnic populations and communities and capacity-building efforts. 

 

Project Information:

The Langston University RRTC on Research and Capacity Building represents a collaborative research, development, and dissemination project funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for five years at approximately $875,000 per year. The project will engage minority entities (MEs) to generate new knowledge leading to improved outcomes for persons from traditionally underserved racial and ethnic populations and communities and enhanced research capacity and infrastructure at minority serving institutions. The RRTC will conduct five major studies and conduct numerous capacity-building and technical assistance activities that address the following themes: 

(1)            Describing and evaluating an emerging research team mentorship model across 6 different MEs;
(2)            Examining factors that contribute to disability and rehabilitation research leaders’ career development  and success to increase the number of talented researchers available to mentor ME junior investigators;
(3)            Forecasting  the impact of new U.S. citizen and legal permanent resident populations and trends on state VR agencies’ (SVRAs) systems capacity to serve immigrants of color with disabilities; 
(4)            Describing SVRA and VA co-service strategies aimed at placing veterans of color with disabilities into employment;
(5)            Examining ME faculty scholars’ personal/intrinsic factors, extrinsic rewards and systemic factors that motivate them to conduct disability and rehabilitation research; and   
(6)            Pilot-testing an emerging research capacity-building and infrastructure model across 6 different MEs.

 

LU-RRTC TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (TA) SERVICES

The LU-RRTC serves as a national resource center for Minority Entities (ME) that are seeking to develop their Research Infrastructure (RI), and to enhance their capacity to engage in disability and rehabilitation research. To this end, the RRTC will initiate dissemination, training and technical assistance activities for developing strong RIs within MEs for the conduct of research, preparation, submission, and management of NIDRR funded research grant projects.  Technical Assistance (TA) services will be provided as a part of LU-RRTC interventions for Research Projects conducted to ME and SVRA requestors around the country. The quality, intensity, and duration of TA will vary by system (i.e., ME or SVRA) and the readiness of TA recipients.

I. Minority Entity TA Service Areas

·   Faculty Scholar Role & Function Balance Consultation (e.g., teaching/service/research balance)

·   Sponsored Programs Office Operations Consultation

·   Research Infrastructure Strategic Planning

·   Institutional Review Board (IRB) Operation Consultation  

·   NIDRR Research Proposal Development Mentorship                        

·   NIDRR Research Project Management Consultation                                          

·   Manuscript for Peer Reviewed Publication Development Mentorship

·   NIDRR Request for Comment (RFC) or Request for Proposal (RFP) Interpretation Consultation

·   NIDRR Expert Panel Application Development Consultation

·   Data Management and Analysis Software and Related Technology Support Consultation 

 II. State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (SVRA) TA Service Areas

·   SVRA policy Consultation to Improve Outcomes for Persons from Traditionally Underserved Communities

·   SVRA Rehabilitation Practitioner Consultation or Training to Improve Outcomes for Persons from Traditionally Underserved Communities  

 

Please click below to submit a TA Form request: 

 Technical Assistance (TA) Service Form

 

LU-RRTC Sponsored Webinars

 

1.“ABCs of RSA911 data” 

http://connectpro97884399.adobeconnect.com/p60za3g52qn/

  

2.“Labor Market Information Series”

 

a. Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Patterns: Occupation Types and Trends

http://connectpro97884399.adobeconnect.com/p4n00473oey/

  

b. Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Patterns: Demographic Distribution 

http://connectpro97884399.adobeconnect.com/p2y14g95duk/

  

c. Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Patterns: Wage Variations

http://connectpro97884399.adobeconnect.com/p5mg3ki4kpo/

 

 

3. “NIDILRR Grant Writing 101” 

http://connectpro97884399.adobeconnect.com/p6x8kz3oe5m/ 

 

4. "Including Veterans in the Workplace"

Session 1

http://connectpro97884399.adobeconnect.com/p9rbqngo39w/ 

Session 2

http://connectpro97884399.adobeconnect.com/p93krbiawi5/

 

5. "Quotations and Codes and Memos, Oh My!

The Basic Qualitative Research and Data Analysis Using Altas.it 

http://connectpro97884399.adobeconnect.com/p3fehzukxs0/

  

Funding Agency:

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

 

Project Personnel:

Corey L. Moore, Rh.D., CRC, Principal Investigator and Research Director

Edward O. Manyibe, Ph.D., CRC, Research Assistant Professor & Capacity Building Director

Fariborz Aref, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor 

Kenyotta Cross, Ed.D., CRC, Research Analyst

Dytisha M. Davis, Ph.D., CRC, Research Analyst

Jean E. Johnson, Ed.D, CRC , Research Analyst

Perry Sanders, Ph.D., CRC, Research Analyst

Ninging Wang, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor & Statistician in Residence 

Andre L. Washington, Ph.D., CRC, Research Analyst

Atashia M. Muhammad, Research Associate 

 

 

Collaborating Partners:

Langston University has convened a highly skilled team of collaborators with expertise that spans the areas of research, capacity building, policy formation, advocacy and dissemination.

-Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston

(ICI/UMass Boston, a minority entity) and Boston Children’s Hospital

-Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

-South Carolina State University (HBCU)

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC)

on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities

6700 N. Martin Luther King Ave.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111

Suite 4

Phone: (855) 497-5598 toll free

Fax:  (405) 962-1638

RRTC email:   capacitybuildingrrtc@langston.edu

RRTC website: www.langston.edu/capacitybuilding-rrtc

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