“The purpose of the NIH-HUIRC collaboration is to engage in collaborative scientific discovery through research and development of joint training programs between NIH and Howard University,” said Dr. Hugh E. Mighty, dean of the College of Medicine and Howard University’s vice president of clinical affairs. “We expect junior faculty who participate in the NIH-HUIRC to develop the requisite skill sets to procure external grants and enhance scholarly productivity.”
NIH-HUIRC is expected to become a beacon of intellectual exchange and mentorship. It will establish a cadre of NIH researchers who are interested in undertaking a mentorship role. Lecture exchanges, shared equipment, and student training initiatives in biomedical research are also a component of this innovative partnership.
“NIH is delighted to have Howard University as a partner,” said John I. Gallin, M.D., chief scientific officer, Clinical Center, and associate director for clinical research at the NIH. “We are excited about the prospect of leveraging our diverse communities to optimize the research and training at both our institutions.”% | % | % | % | %