Interdisciplinary Summer Research Training Institute (IRTI) on Hispanic Drug Abuse
The Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute (IRTI) on Hispanic Drug Abuse seeks to promote the career development of pre-doctoral, postdoctoral and early career clinically-focused scientists interested in conducting research as it affects the Hispanic population. This comprehensive and coordinated research education program aims at providing research experience and increasing the skills required for development of testable hypothesis, preparation and submission of research applications for appropriate NIH extramural funding (i.e. K01, K08, F31, F32, R03, R21, etc). Building upon the National Hispanic Science Network’s Summer Research Training Institute, the IRTI has two short-term goals and two long-term goals as follows: (1) enhancing the fellows’ knowledge and skills for conducting interdisciplinary research on drug abuse; (2) increasing the number of early career faculty who establish vibrant and independent programs of drug abuse research, (3) increasing the amount and quality of research on minority health and health disparities; and, (4) improving the health of minorities in part by decreasing minority health disparities.