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Walker, E.R., Cummings, J.R., Hockenberry, J.M., Druss, B.G. (2015) Insurance Status, Use of Mental Health Services, and Unmet Need for Mental Health Care in the United States. Psychiatr Serv. 66(6):578-84. PMCID: PMC4461054.

Young, M.B., Andero, R., Ressler, K.J., Howell, L.L. (2015) 3,4-Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine facilitates fear extinction learning. Transl Psychiatry. 5:e634.

Taliaferro-Smith, L., Oberlick, E., Liu, T., McGlothen, T., Alcaide, T., Tobin, R., Donnelly, S., Commander, R., Kline, E., Nagaraju, G.P., Havel, L., Marcus, A., Nahta, R., O'Regan, R. (2015) FAK activation is required for IGF1R-mediated regulation of EMT, migration, and invasion in mesenchymal triple negative breast cancer cells. Oncotarget. 6:4757-72. PMCID: PMC4467113.

August 12, 2015
FIRST Seminar Series
12:00 - 1:00 PM
JaNelle Ricks, 2nd year fellow. Title: TBD
600 Whitehead

August 18, 2015
9:00 - 1:00 PM
Teaching Mentor/Mentee Contract Workshop
The Suites Private Dining Room, Spelman College

JaN May 11, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 PM
FIRST Seminar Series
Gandhy Pierre-Louis, 2nd year fellow. Title: Healing Hippo: Investigation of the role of the Hippo Signaling pathway in wound healing and tissue regeneration.
600 Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg.

June 12-14, 2016
Annual IRACDA Conference
Hosted by the PERT program at University of Arizona and Pima Community College Tucson, AZ

July 13, 2016
FIRST Seminar Series
Pamela Watson, 1st year fellow. Title: TBD
600 Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg.

August 10, 2016
FIRST Seminar Series
Justine Liepkalns, 2nd year fellow. Title: TBD
600 Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg.

113:00 - 5:00

Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) is a successful program that provides postdoctoral fellows with both research support and training in teaching methods that are useful to their career development. This fellowship program combines the faculties of one of the top national research universities and four of the top national minority servicing institutions in the Atlanta metropolitan area with 5.4 million people to increase the quantity and quality of post-doctoral fellows achieving careers in biological/biomedical sciences. The FIRST Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (K12) (IRACDA) is supported by the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity at NIGMS, one of the National Institutes of Health, and provides interdisciplinary biomedical research training by a faculty with the expertise to nurture the foundation critical for outstanding postdoctoral research training. The current research mentors are members of 20 biological and clinical science departments at Emory and Morehouse School of Medicine. Over the three years of the fellowship, the research post-doctoral experience is complemented and integrated with a teaching program which moves from a How to Teach course, to classroom technologies, mentorship of undergraduates, laddered teaching experience, course development and production of web-based courses. By many research measures, including number and quality of publications and job placement, FIRST fellows and the FIRST program are succeeding in providing a quality research experience. Similarly, by many evaluative teaching measures, including integrating innovative methods and courses into the AUC curricula and inspiring the next generation of minority scientists, FIRST fellows and the FIRST program are successful in teaching. Program benefits include creation of a cohesive core of postdoctoral fellows and alumni that interact in and out of the laboratory, a voice in the program's development and evaluation, as well as an increase in the overall representation of minority scientists at Emory.

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Last updated on: September 10, 2015