The mission of the FLORIDA FIRST Health Science Brigade (aka The FLORIDA FIRST Brigade) is to transform institutional culture at Florida State University to generate a self-sustaining scientific community dedicated to inclusive excellence. The program recruits new tenure-track assistant professors from diverse backgrounds using a cohort-based model and invests in the development, mentorship, advancement, and retention of new faculty in two broad domains of research excellence: (1) chronic disease prevention and management; and (2) mental health.
Frank (“Frankie”) Y. Wong, Ph.D.
Contact Principal Investigator, Overall – Administrative Core
John (‘Jack”) Paul Barile, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator, Project Lead, Overall, Evaluation Core
Eugenia Millender, Ph.D., RN, PMH-APRN, CDE, FAAN
Co-Investigator, Overall, Faculty Development Core
Sylvie Naar, Ph.D., PD/PI, MPI
Project Lead, Overall, Faculty Development Core
Pamela (‘Pam”) Keel, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator, Overall, Administrative Core, Faculty Development Core
Victor A. Buitron, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
It is Florida FIRST’s mission to enhance representation of URM through its diverse search and hiring committee of researchers from all disciplines and backgrounds, which… Continue Reading
FSU researchers from the College of Nursing, College of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences has received an NIH grant to build a diverse… Continue Reading
The FLORIDA FIRST Brigade is transforming institutional culture at Florida State University to generate a self-sustaining scientific community dedicated to inclusive excellence.