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Training and Mentoring
The UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy mentors and trains researchers at all stages of their careers:
During graduate school: More than 70 UIC graduate students get hands-on research experience at IHRP each year. IHRP investigators mentor many of these students as they develop their master's degree theses, capstone projects or doctoral dissertations.
Through predoctoral and postdoctoral research training: IHRP hosts federally funded fellowship programs, such as the Cancer Education and Career Development Program, and its senior investigators employ postdoctoral fellows in the conduct of research.
- As new faculty: Senior investigators mentor junior faculty as they design research and write proposals for career development grants or their first federal research grants as independent investigators.
IHRP also pursues its training mission by …
Securing supplemental grants that support the early research and career development of minority investigators as they explore new scientific questions in large-scale studies.
Establishing training as a key component of the mission of large-scale research initiatives, such as the Center for Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities and the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities.
Offering workshops in research methods.
Developing new curricula to foster the development of university researchers, such as the health disparities research certificate program being designed in the Center for Excellence in Eliminating Health Disparities, and the Clinical Research Training Program, now part of the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
Mentoring faculty at other institutions in the development of new research programs, such as Governors State University.
- Training and mentoring community partners in the conduct of research.
Read about recent achievements of investigators mentored and trained at IHRP.