Developmental Core

The Developmental Core provides the mechanisms for funding pilot projects consistent with the center aims to maximize the chances for later NIH-supported high-impact HIV/AIDS mental health science. This Core takes the lead in ensuring dynamic and supportive mentorship, and capacity-building for early-stage investigators, working also with the University of Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) to include perspectives at the interface of behavioral and biomedical sciences. The Core also offers pre-submission peer-review for both external (NIH) and internal (Developmental Core) grant proposals and for scientific publications.

This core is led by Victoria Behar-Zusman, PhD (Core Director), Roger McIntosh, PhD (Core Co-Director), and Viviana Horigian, MD, MHA (Core Co-Director).

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Core-Related Activities, Resources and Links

The Developmental Core Pilot and Scholar Awards RFA has been released for the 2024 cycle.

Please find the call for applications and related information on the "Pilot Awards and Other Funding Opportunities" section of the CHARM Website. Click here to see a recording of our recent Informational Session. 

Recently Completed Activities

Grant Writing Workshop

The Dev Core recently hosted a grant writing workshop facilitated by Dr. Jessica Lerch of CareerVolt. This four-part series provided valuable resources for science and health researchers seeking to enhance their specific aims writing skills. Participants from the University of Miami, Florida International University, and Nova Southeastern University were provided a platform to engage in interactive sessions, gain insights from industry experts, and network with peers. Participants gained practical knowledge for the improvement of their grant writing skills and increase of their chances of securing funding for their research endeavors as early-stage investigators.  

Click here to see CHARM’s recent events, including several Developmental Core events.

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