Congratulations to Leah for being accepted to the HEALTH-FAST training program

June 24, 2024

Leah was accepted into the HEALTH-FAST training program. Congratulations!

The HEALTH-FAST Program is an NIH/NIDA-funded Future Addiction Scientist Training with a targeted initiative to train talented Postdoctoral Fellows, Early-Stage Investigators, and Doctoral Scholars with the ultimate goal of recruiting and retaining a strong ATOD research workforce that can mitigate ATOD use and the chronic health conditions that result. The program is particularly focused on training scholars who are from low-income households, low-resourced communities, or are first-generation college graduates, as having a diverse workforce in scientific research widens perspectives to promote scientific creativity and innovation, increases the likelihood of underserved populations participating in and benefiting from health-focused research, and enhances public trust.  Doctoral Scholars will receive education and experiences that are designed to facilitate their graduation and strengthen their national competitiveness to secure a postdoctoral fellowship in addiction sciences and/or faculty research position in an academic or medical setting. The HEALTH–FAST Program offers outstanding training opportunities, including HEALTH–FAST seminars on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use designed to develop in-depth and cutting-edge knowledge in substance abuse and its associations with chronic diseases. As part of this program, students are awarded a stipend/scholarship for participation at 20 hrs./week which will include professional development seminars to enhance resiliency and retention in a research career, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, mentored substance-abuse research projects, and other activities to promote and build a community among the scholars.