The Native Elder Research Center (NERC) is the only National Institute on Aging-funded Resource Center for Minority Aging Research devoted to Native Elder health. This leading-edge program is designed to train the next generation of Native Investigators to study the pressing gerontological health issues in AI/ANs.
The NERC Native Investigator Program is a career development program that focuses on acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary for submission of a career development grant and progression to an independently-funded research career. The training program includes formal didactic sessions, workshops, mini- courses, meetings, mentoring activities by Core Faculty, and consultations with Affiliated Faculty. Personnel, resources, and activities originate from both the University of Colorado-Denver and the University of Washington in Seattle.