Advancing the Diversity of Neuroscientists in the Biomedical Research Workforce
UC San Diego Leading the Advancement of Underrepresented Neuroscientists for Change (LAUNCH) program is a faculty development program for underrepresented minority (URM) junior faculty in the neurosciences.
This national and cross-campus program for URM junior faculty in the neurosciences will enhance professional development and mentorship of participants by providing a team of effective mentors
and career skill development
in areas recognized to achieve research success in 3 research tracks:
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Cellular, Developmental and Molecular Neuroscience
Computational and Systems
Participation in the program includes two all-expense-paid Summer Institutes, Mid-year meeting, research education and mentoring initiative sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The two intensive and immersive Summer Institutes and Mid-year 2-day meeting will take place on the University of California, San Diego campus in beautiful La Jolla, CA.
The LAUNCH program is only 1 of 3 national faculty programs supported by NINDS with Principal
Investigators (PIs): Drs.
JoAnn Trejo and Vivian Reznik and co-PIs, Drs. Hector Gonzalez, Shelley Halpain, and
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Ready to Apply?
Application Deadline for the 2020-2021 LAUNCH Program:
Eligible candidates from across the country are encouraged to complete the application using the link below.
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