Investigator Development Core
SHERC’s Investigator Development Core (IDC) overall goal is to support the development of early-stage investigators (ESIs) and underrepresented faculty (UR) from racially, ethnically and other marginalized communities or disadvantaged backgrounds in basic biomedical, behavioral, and/or clinical sciences with a focus on translational and team science.
This goal is met through two programs: the Pilot Project Program and the Individualized Mentoring Program.
Pilot Project Program
The Pilot Project Program (PPP) provides support and mentoring to ESIs and UR faculty in health equity research, with the objective of generating preliminary data that will increase investigators’ competitiveness for NIH and other external health and health equity-related research funding.
The PPP provides seed funding for ESIs and UR scholars to establish strong and successful programs of research in health equity and supports the development of team science and translational research skills. Investigators selected for PPP funding must agree to fully participate in the Individualized Mentoring Program.
For complete program details, and a listing of the currently funded Pilot Projects, please see the Pilot Project Program website.
Individualized Mentoring Program
The Individualized Mentoring Program’s overall goal is to build institutional capacity by increasing the number of ESIs and UR faculty receiving training in health equity-related research with a focus on team science and translational research.
Investigators who apply for PPP funding will receive individualized support throughout the proposal process, help selecting mentor teams, and formal mentorship and research support by the SHERC cores. IMP mentorship will be offered to all PPP applicants regardless of funding status.
Nicolette Teufel-Shone, PhD
Investigator Development Core Co-lead
Associate Director, Center for Health Equity Research
Professor, Department of Health Sciences
Building community capacity to address health promotion in Native American communities, chronic disease prevention
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