AHORA Program

AHORA LogoFirst generation-educated ethnic minority students continue to be gravely underrepresented in research disciplines. The AHORA (Alliance for Health Opportunities Research Advancement) Program was a campus-wide initiative aimed at assessing CSULB’s collective research infrastructure to support the advancement of underrepresented students pursuing doctoral degrees in health research.


This program was a collaboration with the Center for Latino Community Health and was funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (PI: Urizar; P20 MD008778).


Rios-Ellis, B., Urizar, G., Buonora, P., Galvez, G., Bird, M. (2014).  Charting a Path for Underrepresented Minority Success in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers.  Alliance for Health Opportunities Research Advancement (AHORA) Project Report.  CSULB, Long Beach, CA.