ASERT

Institutional Research & Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA)

Academic Science Education & Research Training (ASERT)

Building Diversity and Excellence in the BioMedical Workforce

The IRACDA/ASERT program for postdoctoral fellows provides three years of support to fellows wishing to achieve excellence as both educators and research scientists in biology, bioengineering, and biomedical sciences. ASERT capitalizes on the outstanding interdisciplinary research opportunities and internationally recognized educational resources at The University of New Mexico. Trainees enhance job competitiveness by developing an individualized learning plan that allows completion of courses or training tailored to their career goals as well as hands-on teaching experience with outstanding education mentors at partner minority-serving institutions across the state of New Mexico (CNMNMSU, and SIPI).

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center postdoctoral fellows who are not in the ASERT-IRACDA program may participate in ASERT with agreement of their research mentors. In such cases, fellows may gain teaching experience through numerous opportunities at The University of New Mexico. Read more about our ASERT-UNM fellows.

For further information, please review our brochure or contact Dr. Angela Wandinger-Ness or Dr. Sherry Rogers.

The purpose of the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) program is to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists to address the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. ASERT accomplishes these goals by providing:

  • Extraordinary opportunities for cutting edge interdisciplinary postdoctoral research training;
  • Internationally recognized educational resources;
  • Individually tailored career development;
  • Teaching partnerships with outstanding education mentors at minority-serving institutions in New Mexico.

ASERT Fellows receive three years of funding through the NIGMS IRACDA program and spend 25% time on educational enrichment and teaching and 75% time on cutting edge research questions.

Funds for travel to scientific meetings, research and educational supplies, and tuition are provided.

NIGMS Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA)

The Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) program is funded by an NIGMS Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) grant to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. The purpose of the IRACDA program is to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists to address the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. ASERT accomplishes these goals by providing:

  • Extraordinary opportunities for cutting edge interdisciplinary postdoctoral research training;
  • Internationally recognized educational resources;
  • Individually tailored career development;
  • Teaching partnerships with outstanding education mentors at minority-serving institutions in New Mexico.

The ASERT program is one of only 19 IRACDA programs nationwide. Read more about IRACDA at the NIGMS website.

Contact

Mailing Address

School of Medicine Research Education Office
MSC08-4560
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 272-1887
Fax: (505) 272-8738

Email:

 

Physical Location:
UNM Health Sciences Center (North Campus)
Reginald Heber Fitz Hall (Building 211)
Room B61