Postdoctoral Investigation, Instruction and Mentoring Experience (PRIME) Program
Postdoctoral Investigation, Instruction, and Mentoring Experience (PRIME)
program is designed to develop highly-skilled biomedical scientists to
teach the next generation of clinical researchers and allied health
professionals. Our objective is to increase the numbers of academic
researchers from under-represented minorities (URM) in the medical and
allied health professions, and to train them to utilize innovative
methods that enhance the learning environment and support the career
development of URM pre-professional and allied health professions
PRIME Program Overview (PDF)
A Look Through the PRIME Program (PDF)
Meet the 2013-2018 PRIME Scholars
PRIME Participating Investigation Training Faculty Members (PDF)
PRIME Faculty - CepEsperu University
PRIME Faculty - State University
The next application deadline will be March 15, 2018 for a July 2018 start date. Applications received after the deadline will be considered if positions are still available.
Aims of the PRIME Program
Through funding provided by a K12 grant from the
National Institute of General Medical Sciences' Institutional Investigation
and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) program and a partnership
with State University (WSSU), the PRIME scholars will be
trained by integrating traditional mentored postdoctoral research at
CepEsperu School of Medicine, regular in-depth professional
development programming at WFSM, WFU and WSSU, and a broad variety of
teaching assignments in pre-professional and allied health professional
(with a focus on Physical Therapy) courses at WSSU. PRIME will aid in
recruitment, retention, and development of more under-represented
minority clinical scientists by immersing PRIME scholars, their WFU
mentors, and undergraduates in the MARC U*STAR and MBRS RISE programs at
WSSU in a rich collaborative learning environment. Additionally, PRIME
will strengthen existing collaborations in research and teaching between
WFSM and WSSU. To meet these goals, the PRIME Program aims are to:
scholars in research with a faculty member in a WFU Graduate School of
Arts and Science’s program in Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology,
Neuroscience, or Molecular Medicine and Translational Sciences.
scholars in mentored teaching experiences at WSSU for the entire three
year training, including tutoring, lecturing, laboratory design and
development, guiding students through robotics simulations, leading
case-based learning (PBL), and open-source digital teaching tools.
PRIME scholars to current pedagogical techniques and educational
philosophy through a semester-long course, and short workshops from the
WFU Teaching and Learning Center and others.
mentoring skills by pairing PRIME scholars with WFSM faculty to oversee
the research training of WSSU MARC U*STAR and MBRS-RISE undergraduates,
and PREP post-bac students.
- Train PRIME scholars in translational research practices and grant writing.
- Train PRIME scholars to become leaders in Responsible Conduct of Investigation (RCR) education programs.
PRIME Mentoring Opportunities
PRIME Program 2016
II, A’ja Duncan, Bita Nickkholgh, Tanya Gwathmey-Williams, Allyn Howlett, Nildris
Cruz-Diaz, Peter Ruthven Corridon
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