Pilot Research Projects Core
The pilot research component of the Center is designed to develop an administrative infrastructure that will support minority health research as well as engage in at least two pilot studies. Specifically, this core is designed to accomplish the following objectives:
"Identification of at risk African-American adolescents for type 2 diabetes and the role of screening in early detection"
Principal Investigator: Martha Eborall, Ph.D.
This study is designed to accomplish the following objectives:
"Socio-cultural Determinants of Utilization of Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Services among African-American Women in Southern West Virginia"
Principal Investigator: Anthony T. Woart, Ph.D., MBA
The problem to be addressed in this study is the determination of socio-cultural factors related to the utilization of breast cancer preventive services among African-American women in southern West Virginia. Specifically this research is designed to examine: (1) the extent of utilization of breast cancer preventive services (mammogram screening, self-breast examination, and clinical examination) among African-American women in Southern West Virginia, (2) determination of socio-cultural variable that account for variance in the utilization pattern of breast cancer preventive services among African-American women in southern West Virginia, and (3) the difference between urban and rural African-American women in the utilization of breast cancer preventive services in southern West Virginia.