1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) will bring together regional institutions with a common interest in rural and other health disparities to establish the Great Plains Health Research Consortium (GPHRC). The ARS-Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center will be one of the regional research institutions in this consortium.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
The Great Plains Health Research Consortium will link those research institutions through scientist-to-scientist interactions facilitated by electronic collaboration technologies, and will seek to foster the development of collaborative research projects through the use of funds leveraging, technology/methodology sharing, and some seed funding.
Three ARS scientists presented seminars and participated in strategic planning for developing the consortium research agenda. The GFHNRC hosted the Director of the Great Plains Health Research Consortium to present a seminar and discuss mutual interests. An ARS scientist developed a collaborative project with a Consortium member at the UNMC which they submitted for external funding.