September 5th, 2013
New Postdoctoral Training Program to begin September 1, 2013
The WFU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine are happy to announce that, in partnership with Winston-Salem State University, we have been awarded a K12 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) program, entitled “Postdoctoral Research, Instruction, and Mentoring Experience” (PRIME).
The goal of the new Postdoctoral Research, Instruction, and Mentoring Experience (PRIME) program is to develop highly skilled biomedical scientists to teach the next generation of clinical researchers and allied health professionals. PRIME also strives to promote research competencies of under-represented minority undergraduate and graduate scholars in the health professions. Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), an Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with longstanding commitment to biomedical and allied health training programs, will train PRIME scholars by integrating traditional mentored postdoctoral research at WFSM, regular in-depth professional development programming at WFSM, Wake Forest University (WFU) and WSSU, and a broad variety of teaching assignments in pre-professional and allied health professional (with a focus on Physical Therapy) courses at WSSU. PRIME will aid in recruitment, retention, and development of more underrepresented minority clinical scientists by immersing PRIME scholars, their WFU mentors, and undergraduates in the MARC U*STAR and MBRS RISE programs at WSSU in a rich collaborative learning environment. Additionally, PRIME will strengthen existing collaborations in research and teaching between WFSM and WSSU.