The Endowed Health Services Research Center is collaborating in various projects with different universities and organizations. Below you’ll find the link to these collaborators.


Enact Pittsburg 
 University of Pittsburgh. The Expanding National Capacity in PCOR through Training (ENACT) Program is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and individualized career development program funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). They aim to train investigators from Minority Serving Institutions in Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR).

Miller School of Medicine from the University of Miami: Florida-Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities (FL-PR CReSD). This collaboration  aims to address stroke disparities among African Americans and Hispanics, and to identify the best approaches to eliminate stroke care disparities in these groups.

Mayo Clinic 
Mayo Clinic: Fundamentals of Clinical and Translational Science (FunCaTS) Program. This program is a combination of 14 online modules strategically packaged together to enable medical professionals to improve patient safety by expanding their knowledge about clinical and translational research. The FunCaTS Program is designed for anyone, such as residents, fellows, physicians, scientists, allied health staff and others, with an interest or need to obtain necessary skills to improve their practice or enhance their research. 

The Disparities Solution Center (DSC) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The DSC is dedicated to the development and implementation of strategies that advance policy and practice to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. 

Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC). The PRCTRC was established on September 2010 with the idea of implementing productive collaborations among local institutions and have a broader impact across all levels of research in health disparities in Puerto Rico. There is a collaboration agreement between the PRCTRC and the EHSRC that includes sharing and promoting activities. 

The Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCOE). The HCOE is a federally funded program administered through the Office of Disadvantaged Assistance, Bureau of Health Professions of the Public Health Service that began on September 1, 1993. Their aim is to increase the University of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine’s (SOM) capability and resources to better prepare medical students and faculty in the domains of Hispanic health issues and health services disparities. The HCOE is providing resources, along with the SOM’s Endowed Health Services Research Center, to help in the development of a training program in secondary analysis of large national data sets with a focus on health disparities research. 


On November 2015, members from the Disparities Solution Center offered a two-day intensive hands-on workshop about research proposal writing. The goal for this workshop was the application for external funding. If you participated in this workshop and are interested in it’s hand-outs, please contact us.