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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Professional Development Program

About the Program

The HEALTH Center for Addictions and Cancer Prevention offers a Professional Development Program (PDP), providing career enhancement opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellows and New Investigators pursuing careers in health-equity science at the University of Houston.  

  

The PDP focuses on training scientists currently underrepresented in the health sciences (e.g., certain racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, or disadvantaged backgrounds). Our program offers career advancement opportunities, networking, and skill-building to facilitate professional goals and an accelerated pathway towards research independence. Through a data-driven group mentorship format, the PDP also supports diversification of the scientific workforce and innovative health-equity research efforts in addictions and cancer prevention. 

Eligibility Requirements

 

Postdoctoral fellows or New Investigators (Assistant/Associate Professors) employed at the University of Houston.    

Professional Development Program Timeline:

Applications Open: June 15, 2021  

Application Deadline: August 1, 2021at 5:00 p.m. CST

Videoconference Interviews: August 9, 2021-August 13, 2021  

Final Candidate Notifications: August 15, 2021

Program Start Date: September 1, 2021

Program Location: Programming will be virtual via Zoom.

Dates: Monthly programming runs from September 1, 2021 through June 1, 2022.

Application Components

Eligible applicants are required to submit an online application package which includes:

  1. Research interests [2-3 sentences];

  2. Short-term research goals [300 words];

  3. Long-term research goals [300 words];

  4. Fit with the goals and vision of the RCMI [1pg max];

  5. Career development plan [1pg max];

  6. An NIH Biosketch; and

  7. A completed demographic information form (complete form here)

 

Postdoctoral applicants: a letter of recommendation from your mentor expressing support for participation is required to be submitted with your application.

Format Requirements: 

Margins: 0.5 or 1 inch

Format: Single-Spaced

Standard Paper Size: 8.5 x 11

Font Color: Black

Font Size: 11 or 12 point font

Font Type: Arial, Georgia, Helvetica, or Palatino Linotype

The top right corner of each page of the supporting documents must include applicant name & “HEALTH-PDP” (e.g., “Jane Doe – HEALTH-PDP”). 

Please submit the application package as one PDF file via email (healthrcmi@uh.edu) by

August 1, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CST. An incomplete application will not be reviewed.  

All questions regarding the PDP may be directed to Dr. Ezemenari Obasi (Primary Investigator, RCMI at UH), and/or HEALTH-RCMI Staff.