Our objective is to advance doctorate-level mentees to the
next level of career achievement through pursuit of the following goals:
- To recruit highly qualified candidates with an interest in a career in addiction biology;
- To ensure that trainees acquire exposure and expertise in modern concepts and technologies;
- To develop communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills;
- To impart grantsmanship skills, obtain postdoctoral
fellowships and transitional funding for independent research; and
- To provide expert assistance with the process of obtaining
an independent position [preparing application packets (cover letter,
CV, statement of research interest)].
- Mentees develop their own research interests that ideally will culminate in a postdoctoral grant
- Mandatory enrollment in Translational NeuroTherapeutics Workgroup and NeuroAddicts Journal Club
- Enrollment in one of the following certificate program for years 1 and 2 through the UTMB Office of Postdoctoral Affairs:
- Critical Research Skills, Advanced Management Skills, Teaching and Mentoring, Translational Research
- Active participation in seminars, workgroups and other activities of the Training Program.
- Mentees are encouraged to present their research at regional and national meetings