The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) is a partnership between the University of Michigan, Wayne State University (WSU), and Michigan State University (MSU). It has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Aging for over 20 years and is one of the original members of the NIA Resource Centers on Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) program. MCUAAAR consists of four Cores: Administrative, Education, Community Liaison, and Analysis.

Dr. Mezuk is the co-director of the Analysis Core (along with Wassim Tarraf at WSU and Vicki Johnson-Lawrence at MSU), and in this role she supports the research activities and training of MCUAAAR Scientists in issues regarding study design and data analysis.

Interested in becoming a MCUAAAR Scientist? Watch for the call for applications each winter on the MCUAAAR website! MCUAAAR also hosts an annual 3-day summer institute in minority aging research – calls for applications come out in the Spring of each year.