The intensive 2-week program will integrate comprehensive formal instruction on:
Proteomics, bioinformatics, genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics with an emphasis on interpretations based on ancestry and/or gender
Career development tools including grant writing with a focus on drafting a specific aims page, how to negotiate, how to mentor/be mentored and other tools
An additional level of engagement distinct from the mentor-mentee relationship. Culturally competent coaches will help scholars navigate the intricacies of academia, using group activities and social science approaches such as communities of
practice and cultural capital.
Introduce best practices in mentoring and training in cultural competence and implicit biases to mentors so they understand the challenges scientists from under-represented populations face.
AGOLD Training Timeline
2 consecutive summer academies in CO
Academy 1 starts in mid-August and lasts approximately 15 days;
Academy 2 starts 3rd week in August and is 5 days long
mid-year meeting in Aspen, CO at the annual Aspen Lung Conference
annual meeting in Washington, DC
all expenses paid
pilot money to generate preliminary data
This is a program supported by NHLBI and hosted on campus but not a University program.