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Academic Geriatric Resrource Program (AGRP)
Agricultural Issues Center (AIC)
AIDS Research Program
All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity (ACCORD)
All-UC Group in Economic History

Academic Geriatric Resource Program (AGRP)
The AGRP was born in September 1984, when Governor George Deukmejian signed Assembly Bill 2614, which established Academic Geriatric Resource Centers (AGRCs) at the six UC health sciences campuses: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. In 1985, the regents decided to administer the AGRP, and the UC president delegated oversight authority to the Vice President for Health Affairs.

Since its creation, the AGRP has sought to encourage education and training in geriatrics for faculty, staff, students and the general public. The AGRP has served the research community as well as the elderly by sponsoring research on health, aging, and the practices of nursing homes. source

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Agricultural Issues Center (AIC)
The Agricultural Issues Center was created in 1985 to bring attention to the important and often controversial issues in agriculture through workshops and forums. The AIC's staff, which usually hovers around fifty, is in a sense, composed of the entire UC faculty; whenever a new project is being opened, faculty members from all campuses are invited to participate.

In 1999, the UC Agricultural Personnel Management Program became a unit of the AIC. source

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AIDS Research Program
Please see University AIDS Research Program (UARP)

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All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity (UC ACCORD)
The University of California All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity (UC ACCORD) was established in 2001 as a Multicampus Research Unit (MRU) to increase college access for students, especially those from educationally disadvantaged schools and communities. It was housed at the UCLA campus and led by Professors Jeannie Oakes and Daniel Solorzano.

ACCORD currently seeks to change public policies around education through various reports and publications. To the benefit of policymakers and practitioners, ACCORD supplies a non-technical synthesis of research and data on the state of education called the "ACCORD Synthesis Report." Since 2003, it has published ACCORD Updates, a series of newsletters to disseminate educational research.

ACCORD's California Educational Equity Indicators Project releases yearly reports of various indicators, such as the percentage of high school students enrolled in advanced coursework, to determine the level of equitable K-12 schooling, college preparation, college access, and degree attainment.

In addition to working with policymakers and practitioners, ACCORD often works with other groups in the UC system, such as UC Links, the California Policy Research Center, and UC Outreach.

In the summer of 2002, during state budget evaluations, ACCORD risked losing its place in the state budget and temporarily suspended its funding. Even so, ACCORD came back strong in the fall of 2002, when its position in the state budget was secured. By January 2003, ACCORD had sponsored a total of thirty-nine research projects, which had taken place on seven of the UC campuses and had been led by fifty-three distinct researches in the fields of medicine, psychology, education, public policy, law, sociology, and communication. source

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All-UC Group in Economic History
The All-UC Group in Economic History is a Multicampus Research Unit (MRU) comprised of over 150 faculty members on all eight undergraduate UC campuses. Most are historians and economists, but a number represent departments like agricultural economics, sociology, political science, the Graduate Group in Demography, and schools of law and business. One of its goals is to make the best use of existing university resources, and to provide an interface for faculty interested in economic history, as few departments specialize in this subject. It is administered through the Agricultural History Center at UC Davis and funded by the UC systemwide Office of Research. source

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