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Research

Year 1:

During the first year of training, fellows will develop a significant research project with biomedical relevance and will engage in a number of forums to enhance their scientific development including attending a seminar series in their department or presenting a research talk to the IRACDA faculty directors and fellows annually.

Fellows will present a research poster at the Annual National IRACDA Conference and attend one Ethical Challenges of Research and EPIC Bootcamp offered by the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars Affairs.

Year 2:

Fellows will continue to engage in research in year 2, and are expected to start working on their first scientific research paper and to present their research at a national scientific conference in their field or a seminar at an academic institution.

Second year fellows will present a research talk to the IRACDA group and a research poster at the Annual National IRACDA Conference. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in the IRACDA Grant Writing Course in Year 2 or 3.

Fellows will also participate in the 2-day Academic Lab Management and Leadership Symposium in Year 2 or 3.

Year 3:

During year 3, fellows will continue to engage in research, write and submit one or two papers on their scientific research, and attend a scientific conference in their field.

Third year fellows will present a research talk to the IRACDA group and a research poster at the Annual National IRACDA Conference

Fellows are expected to have participated in the IRACDA Grant Writing Course and to write and submit a fellowship or grant by the end of the 3rd year.