The primary goals of the University of New Mexico (UNM) FIRST program are to recruit, promote, and retain a diverse cohort of biomedical faculty (this includes obtaining NIHR01s or equivalent funding) and to systemically transform UNM institutional culture toward inclusive excellence. This includes providing ongoing support for UNM faculty, chairs, and UNM leadership to implement innovative campus-wide policies and processes to increase hiring, promotion, and retention of female and diverse faculty.
Jane Ellen Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Co-Principal Investigator, Administrative Core
Irene Salinas, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Project Lead, Faculty Development Core; Co-Project Lead, Administrative Core
Katie Witkiewitz, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology; Director of the Center on Alcohol, Substance Use, and Addictions
Evaluation Core (Project Lead)
Julia Fulghum, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Director of Advance
Evaluation Core (Co-Project Lead)
Barbara Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Faculty Development Core (Co-Project Lead)
The Advance at UNM program, which started as an NSF-funded grant to support women and minority faculty, announced the awarding of the UNM FIRST grant…. Continue Reading
The UNM FIRST program is funded by the NIH Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program.
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