Investigator Development Core
The overall goal of the Investigator Development Core (IDC) is to support the development of early career investigators conducting health equity research in the areas of biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences at Northern Arizona University.
The Pilot Project Program (PPP) was established under the IDC to provide preliminary support and mentoring to junior investigators, 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 initial seed funding for junior investigators, including senior post-doctoral or fellowship level scholars or assistant professor faculty to establish new impactful programs in health disparities research, with priority given to exemplary projects that address diseases that disproportionately impact minority and other health disparity populations, and that lead to development and support of sustainable relationships with community-based partners. Funds are provided for new projects (Track I), and for the generation or analysis of data needed for proposal revision and resubmission (Track II).
For complete program details, and a listing of the currently funded Pilot Projects, please see the Pilot Project Program website.
The IDC works closely with the Administrative Core to provide mentoring opportunities; with the Research Infrastructure Core to enhance the quality of the research design and interpretation; and with the Community Engagement Core to develop meaningful health equity research projects that serve the needs of our community partners.
The proposed outcome of the IDC is to create cohorts of health equity researchers whose interactions will be interdisciplinary and thus synergistic.
Investigator Development Core – Our team
Multiple Principal Investigator
Investigator Development Core Lead and Administrative Core Co-Lead
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, NAU
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry; College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences
Metal Toxicology, Faculty Development, Building Institutional Research Capacity
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