IRACDA Programs Nationwide

The Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity of the NIH with an initiative called the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) currently funds 18 programs including FIRST which are designed to combine a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an experience to develop teaching skills through innovative programs that involve mentored assignments at a Minority Serving Institution (MSI).
IRACDA Participating Institutions (link to NIH site) are located in Georgia as well as the following states:


MERIT - Mentored Experiences in Research, Instruction and Teaching Program 
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Contact: Lisa M. Schwiebert, Ph.D.
E-mail: lschwieb@uab.edu 
Phone: (205) 934-3970
Fax: (205) 975-9028

PERT - Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching
University of Arizona, Center for Insect Science
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Contact: Nicholas J. Strausfeld, Ph.D.
E-mail: flybrain@neurobio.arizona.edu
Phone: (520) 621-4924
Fax: (520) 621-2590
UCSF IRACDA STRIDE Program - Scholars for Teaching, Research, Institutional Diversity, and Excellence
University of California
Location: San Francisco, California
Contact: Patricia G. Calarco, Ph.D.
E-mail: graduate.dean@ucsf.edu 
Phone: (415) 502-6612 
Fax: (415) 476-9690
University of California, San Diego & San Diego State University IRACDA
Location: San Diego, California
Contact: JoAnn Trejo, Ph.D.
E-mail: joanntrejo@ucsd.edu
Coordinator: Desiree Salazar, Ph.D.
Phone: (619) 594-6518
E-mail: dsalazar@mail.sdsu.edu
Stanford University
Location: Stanford, California
Contact: Joseph Puglisi, Ph.D.
E-mail: puglisi@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 498-4397
Fax: (650) 723-8464

University of Kansas/Haskell Indian Nations University IRACDA Project

Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Contact: Blake R. Peterson, Ph.D.
E-mail: brpeters@ku.edu
Phone: (785) 864-8156
Fax: (785) 864-8141
TEACRS
Tufts University
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Contact: Claire Moore, Ph.D.
E-mail: claire.moore@tufts.edu
Phone: (617) 636-6935
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Contact: Gary Brewer, Ph.D., Co-Director
E-mail: brewerga@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Phone: (732) 235-3473
Fax: (732) 235-5223
Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Contact: Martha Soto, Ph.D., Co-Director
Email: sotomc@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Phone: (732) 235-4424
Fax: (732) 235-4825

ASERT - Academic Science Education and Research Training
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contact: Angela Wandinger-Ness, Ph.D.
Email: wness@unm.edu
Phone: (505) 272-1459
Fax: (505) 272-5186
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University 
Location: Bronx, NY
Contact: Dianne Cox
E-mail: dianne.cox@einstein.yu.edu 
Phone: (718) 430-4005
Fax: (718) 430-8996

Stony Brook University
Lcoation: Stony Brook, NY
Contact: Jorge Benach 
E-mail: jorge.benach@stonybrook.edu 
Phone: (631) 632-4225
Fax: (631) 632-4294

University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY
Contact: Steve Dewhurst, Ph.D., Co-Director
E-mail: stephen_dewhurst@urmc.rochester.edu
Phone: (585) 275-3216
Fax: (585) 473-9573

SPIRE - SEEDING POSTDOCTORAL INNOVATORS 
in RESEARCH and EDUCATION

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Contact: Linda Dykstra, Ph.D.
Email: LDykstra@unc.edu
Phone: (919) 962-3521
Fax: (919) 843-8661
Postdoctoral Research, Instruction, and Mentoring Experience” (PRIME)
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Contact: Allyn C. Howlett, Ph.D.
E-mail: ahowlett@wakehealth.edu
Phone: (336) 716-8545
Fax: (336) 713-1545
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact: Janis K. Burkhardt, Ph.D.
E-mail: jburkhar@mail.med.upenn.edu
Phone: (267) 426-5410
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston Research Education and Career Horizon (REACH) IRACDA
Location: Houston, Texas 
Contact: Gayle Slaughter, Ph.d.
E-mail: gayles@bcm.edu
Phone: (713) 798-6644
Fax: (713) 798-6325

Collaborative Opportunities for Research Educators (CORE)
University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX 78712
Contact: Jenny Brodbelt, Ph.D.
E-mail: jbrodbelt@cm.utexas.edu

Phone: (512) 471-0028
Fax: (512) 471-8696
E-mail: jbrodbelt@cm.utexas.edu
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Richmond, Virginia 
Contact: Paul B. Fisher, Ph.D.
E-mail: pbfisher@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 828-9632
Fax: (804) 827-1124