IRACDA Programs Nationwide

The Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity of the NIH with an initiative called the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) currently funds 18 programs including FIRST which are designed to combine a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an experience to develop teaching skills through innovative programs that involve mentored assignments at a Minority Serving Institution (MSI).

IRACDA Participating Institutions (link to NIH site) are located in Georgia as well as the following states:

Alabama  Arizona  California Illinois  Kansas Massachusetts  Minnesota  New Jersey New Mexico New York N. Carolina  Pennsylvania Texas  Virginia
(Please click the state name to find out more about the program in that area.)


Alabama


MERIT - Mentored Experiences in Research, Instruction and Teaching Program

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Contact: Lisa M. Schwiebert, Ph.D.
E-mail: lschwieb@uab.edu
Phone: (205) 934-3970
Fax: (205) 975-9028


Arizona


PERT - Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching
University of Arizona, Center for Insect Science
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Contact: Nicholas J. Strausfeld, Ph.D.
E-mail: flybrain@neurobio.arizona.edu
Phone: (520) 621-4924
Fax: (520) 621-2590


California

UCSF IRACDA STRIDE Program - Scholars for Teaching, Research, Institutional Diversity, and Excellence
University of California
Location: San Francisco, California
Contact: Patricia G. Calarco, Ph.D.
E-mail: graduate.dean@ucsf.edu
Phone: (415) 502-6612
Fax: (415) 476-9690


University of California, San Diego & San Diego State University IRACDA
Location: San Diego, California
Contact: JoAnn Trejo, Ph.D.
E-mail: joanntrejo@ucsd.edu
Coordinator: Desiree Salazar, Ph.D.
Phone: (619) 594-6518
E-mail: dsalazar@mail.sdsu.edu

Stanford University
Location: Stanford, California
Contact: Joseph Puglisi, Ph.D.
E-mail: puglisi@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 498-4397
Fax: (650) 723-8464


Kansas

University of Kansas/Haskell Indian Nations University IRACDA Project
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Contact: Blake R. Peterson, Ph.D.
E-mail: brpeters@ku.edu
Phone: (785) 864-8156
Fax: (785) 864-8141


Massachusetts

TEACRS
Tufts University
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Contact: Claire Moore, Ph.D.
E-mail: claire.moore@tufts.edu
Phone: (617) 636-6935
Fax: (617) 636-0337

 

New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Contact: Gary Brewer, Ph.D., Co-Director
E-mail: brewerga@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Phone: (732) 235-3473
Fax: (732) 235-5223

Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Contact: Martha Soto, Ph.D., Co-Director
Email: sotomc@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Phone: (732) 235-4424
Fax: (732) 235-4825


New Mexico


ASERT - Academic Science Education and Research Training
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contact: Angela Wandinger-Ness, Ph.D.
Email: wness@unm.edu
Phone: (505) 272-1459
Fax: (505) 272-5186


New York

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University 
Location: Bronx, NY
Contact: Dianne Cox
E-mail: dianne.cox@einstein.yu.edu 
Phone: (718) 430-4005
Fax: (718) 430-8996

Stony Brook University
Lcoation: Stony Brook, NY
Contact: Jorge Benach 
E-mail: jorge.benach@stonybrook.edu 
Phone: (631) 632-4225
Fax: (631) 632-4294

University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY
Contact: Steve Dewhurst, Ph.D., Co-Director
E-mail: stephen_dewhurst@urmc.rochester.edu
Phone: (585) 275-3216
Fax: (585) 473-9573


North Carolina


SPIRE - SEEDING POSTDOCTORAL INNOVATORS
in RESEARCH and EDUCATION

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Contact: Linda Dykstra, Ph.D.
Email: LDykstra@unc.edu
Phone: (919) 962-3521
Fax: (919) 843-8661

Postdoctoral Research, Instruction, and Mentoring Experience” (PRIME)
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Contact: Allyn C. Howlett, Ph.D.
E-mail: ahowlett@wakehealth.edu
Phone: (336) 716-8545
Fax: (336) 713-1545


Pennsylvania


University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Opportunities in Research and Teaching
(PENN-PORT)

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact: Janis K. Burkhardt, Ph.D.
E-mail: jburkhar@mail.med.upenn.edu
Phone: (267) 426-5410
Fax: (267) 426-5165


Texas

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston Research Education and Career Horizon (REACH) IRACDA
Location: Houston, Texas
Contact: Gayle Slaughter, Ph.d.
E-mail: gayles@bcm.edu
Phone: (713) 798-6644
Fax: (713) 798-6325

Collaborative Opportunities for Research Educators (CORE)
University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX 78712
Contact: Jenny Brodbelt, Ph.D.
E-mail: jbrodbelt@cm.utexas.edu

Phone: (512) 471-0028
Fax: (512) 471-8696
E-mail: jbrodbelt@cm.utexas.edu


Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Contact: Paul B. Fisher, Ph.D.
E-mail: pbfisher@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 828-9632
Fax: (804) 827-1124


 

 

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