Special Programs

Automated Vital Statistics System

Beginning in 1980, the Automated Vital Statistics System (AVSS) was envisioned to be an integrated computer system for the collection, management, and reporting of public health paper forms, with special emphasis on vital records. The primary goal of AVSS has been the improvement of timeliness and accuracy of vital records by means of computer automation.

Health Games Research

Health Games Research is a national program that provides scientific leadership and resources to advance the research, design, and effectiveness of digital games and game technologies that promote health.

McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program prepares qualified undergraduates for entrance to a PhD program in all fields of study. The goals of the program are to increase the number of first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students in PhD programs, and ultimately, to diversify the faculty in colleges and universities across the country.