The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School / The University of Texas at Dallas

The UTSW-UTD FIRST will jointly recruit a cohort of exceptional junior faculty from broad backgrounds. The FIRST Scholars will, with intentional effort by both institutions, catalyze inclusive excellence and vitality at all levels.

We are the only FIRST institutions to incorporate both a large academic medical center with a Carnegie R1 research university. We are in a unique position to deliver a bench-to-bedside–and-back translational science approach. Our FIRST program will foster interdisciplinary collaborations among Scholars in Biomedical Engineering, Brain Science, and Cancer, which are areas of growth and have high potential for interdisciplinary collaborations that will benefit the Scholars.