The National Institutes of Health’s Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) program has established mutually beneficial, coordinated, and trusted partnerships to enhance the participation and representation of researchers and communities currently underrepresented in the development of AI/ML models and to improve the capabilities of this emerging technology, beginning with electronic health records (EHR) and extending to other diverse data to address health disparities and inequities.
The Southeast Hub, led by Meharry Medical College (MMC), covers 11 states: Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. It also brings a network of over 93 MSI (HBCU, HSI, PBI, AANAPISI, ANNH & NASNTI); 141 community organizations, 38 industry partners; and 1438 healthcare partners in the hub region that serve underrepresented minority populations.
Our mission is to provide training opportunities and healthcare services for men and women from disadvantaged backgrounds, regardless of race. Meharry is the only HBCU in the PCORI, IGNITE, and eMERGE clinical trials addressing health disparities.