Investigator Development Core
The primary goal of the Center for Biomedical and Minority Health Research (CBMHR) Investigator Development Core (IDC) is to implement a pilot grant program to support preliminary studies of Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) in conducting basic biomedical, behavioral, and clinical science research. The specific aims of IDC are to:
- Solicit novel hypothesis-driven pilot project proposals,
- Develop and deploy career enhancement activities for junior faculty and postdocs
- Select novel hypothesis-driven pilot projects with high potential for development into future proposals for extramural funding
- Implement a mentoring program to train ESIs in core competencies required for successful biomedical research professions
- Establish mechanisms for ESI, project, and IDC program evaluation and continuous improvement
The long-term goal of the IDC program is to increase TSU ESI's overall research competitiveness in biomedical, behavioral, and/or clinical sciences in disease states that are disproportionally affecting the minority population or to reduce health disparity who will be successful in seeking extramural funding from the government (e.g., the K- or R-series awards from NIH).