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Fellows of the HEALTH Research Institute consist of faculty who secured an NIH R01 research grant or equivalent (e.g., ACS, CDC, CPRIT, HRSA, IES, NSF, or SAMHSA grant in excess of $1M in direct costs or a sustained record of funding totaling over $3M) as the Primary Investigator (PD/PI or MPI).

Mentees of the HEALTH Research Institute consist of faculty who are New Investigators seeking a supervised career development experience leading to research independence. The HEALTH Research Institute provides an infrastructure that will advance mentees’ scholarship, professional development, and grantsmanship through intentional collaborative pilot projects, consultation on grant applications, peer reviewed grant applications prior to submission, and professional development programming aimed at enhancing funding potential and capacity.

Affiliates of the HEALTH Research Institute consist of faculty interested in being included in the Institute's programming and activities.

Membership will be based on a competitive application process. Applications for Fellows and Mentees will be accepted on an annual basis and will be due November 1st of each year. All notifications will be made by December 15th. Applications for affiliates are accepted year round. The Executive Board will review all applications and vote on membership at all levels. The evaluation of new membership applications will be based on the applicants’ fit with the goals and objectives of the HEALTH Research Institute, research interests, scholarship to date, and future potential as a scholar. Given the limited availability of resources, the number of new Mentees accepted in a given year may be contingent on the Institutes’ capacity to provide the necessary services for these applicants. The next deadline is November 1, 2019.

Membership Application (Requires Cougarnet Authentication)

Affliate Application Only (Requires Cougarnet Authentication)

  1. Research Interests (2-3 sentences)
  2. Short-Term Research Goals (300 words)
  3. Long-Term Research Goals (300 words)
  4. Fit with the HEALTH Research Institute (1 pg max)
  5. Mentee: Career Development Plan (300 words)
  6. NIH Biosketch

HRI Resources

  • Statistical Consultation
  • Power Analysis
  • Data Analytic Plans
  • Data Management
  • Advanced Statistical Analysis
  • Grant & Manuscript Development
Community Outreach
  • Cultivate Community Partnerships & Engagement
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Social Media
  • Dissemination of Project Materials
  • Health Screenings
Program Director
  • Lead Research Projects
  • IRB Submission
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Grant Reporting
  • Compliance
  • Quality Control
Sr. Graphics Designer
  • Manage Publications
  • Translate Marketing Objectives Into Creative Strategies
  • Create and Execute Design Concepts
  • Develop Artwork for Dissemination Materials
  • Collaborate with Writers, Editors, Marketing, Photographers 
    and Other Designers on Communication Projects
Program Manager
  • Budget Development
  • Budget Forecasting
  • Purchasing
  • Hiring
  • Contracts/Agreements
  • Policy Implementation
Research Scientist
  • Data Collection
  • Grant Development
  • Prepare Research Papers
  • Facilitate Project Conduct
  • Conduct Qualitative Methods and Analysis