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.
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.
Eligible applicants are required to submit an online application package which includes:
Research interests [2-3 sentences];
Short-term research goals [300 words];
Long-term research goals [300 words];
Fit with the goals and vision of the RCMI [1pg max];
Career development plan [1pg max];
An NIH Biosketch; and
Postdoctoral applicants: a letter of recommendation from your mentor expressing support for participation is required to be submitted with your application.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by
August 1, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CST. An incomplete application will not be reviewed.