The Investigator Development Core (IDC)

Description

The Investigator Development Core (IDC) provides a comprehensive career development program that will accelerate the growth of junior faculty and early stage investigators (ESI) into independent investigators. The IDC implements a tri-faceted approach to investigator development which involves providing pilot seed support, coordinating comprehensive career mentoring that includes both discipline-specific research and professional advancement mentoring, and offering professional development trainings relevant to early stage investigators (e.g., grantsmanship, scientific presentation skills, and the elements and processes involved in scientific writing).

Specific Aims

 

  • Provide pilot project seed funding that will generate sufficient preliminary data to support external grant proposals.
  • Coordinate mentorship support for each pilot grant awardee that will combine both discipline-specific research and professional advancement mentoring into a comprehensive career mentoring approach.
  • Conduct a program of professional development workshops and seminars for IDC awardees that includes the representative topics of grantsmanship, scientific presentation skills, and the elements and processes involved in scientific writing. It should be noted that these trainings will also be available to the greater HU community of investigators.
Contacts


Georges Haddad, Ph.D.

Georges Haddad, Ph.D.
ghaddad@howard.edu

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