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Proctor, D,, Williamson, R.A, Latzman, R.A., Brosnan, S.F. (2014) Gambling primates: Reactions to a modified Iowa gambling task in humans, chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys. Animal Cognition, 17:983-995. PMCID: PMC4137781.

Pierce, B.D., Fang, F., Wise, A., Binns, A.Nl, Lynn, D.G. (2014) Role of the VirA histidine autokinase of Agrobacterium tumefaciens in the initial steps of pathogenesis. Front Plant Sci. PMCID: PMC4030172.

Gilchrist, J., Dutton, S., Diaz-Bustamante, M., McPherson, A., Olivares, N., Kalia, J. Escayg, A., Bosmans, F. (2014) Nav1.1 modulation by a novel triazole compoint attenuates epileptic seizures in rodents. (ACS Chem Biol. 9:1204-12. PMCID: PMC4027953.

May 19, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Practice Talk
Sarah Fankhauser, 1st year fellow.
600 Whitehead

May 20, 2015
FIRST Seminar Series
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Cristy Tower-Gilchrist, 2nd year fellow. Title: The dual roles of AP-3 in Vangl2 trafficking and planar cell polarity in the inner ear.
600 Whitehead

June 14-16, 2015
2015 IRACDA Conference hosted by the San Diego IRACDA Program, PROF (Professor of the Future). Waves of Change: Research, Teaching and Diversity.
Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA

113:00 - 5:00

Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) is a successful program that provides postdoctoral fellows with both research support and training in teaching methods that are useful to their career development. This fellowship program combines the faculties of one of the top national research universities and four of the top national minority servicing institutions in the Atlanta metropolitan area with 5.4 million people to increase the quantity and quality of post-doctoral fellows achieving careers in biological/biomedical sciences. The FIRST Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (K12) (IRACDA) is supported by the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity at NIGMS, one of the National Institutes of Health, and provides interdisciplinary biomedical research training by a faculty with the expertise to nurture the foundation critical for outstanding postdoctoral research training. The current research mentors are members of 20 biological and clinical science departments at Emory and Morehouse School of Medicine. Over the three years of the fellowship, the research post-doctoral experience is complemented and integrated with a teaching program which moves from a How to Teach course, to classroom technologies, mentorship of undergraduates, laddered teaching experience, course development and production of web-based courses. By many research measures, including number and quality of publications and job placement, FIRST fellows and the FIRST program are succeeding in providing a quality research experience. Similarly, by many evaluative teaching measures, including integrating innovative methods and courses into the AUC curricula and inspiring the next generation of minority scientists, FIRST fellows and the FIRST program are successful in teaching. Program benefits include creation of a cohesive core of postdoctoral fellows and alumni that interact in and out of the laboratory, a voice in the program's development and evaluation, as well as an increase in the overall representation of minority scientists at Emory.

The application deadline for the 2015-2016 fiscal year was March 1, 2015. No more fellowship applications will be accepted at this time.

Consortium Schools (all located in Atlanta, Georgia):

FIRST Program Administrators

Other IRACDA Programs

FIRST Program Mailing address

National Postdoc Association Workshop - Education 2011

For inquiries, send emails to FIRST@emory.edu

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