The Houston REACH IRACDA, or Houston Research Education and Career Horizon Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award, K12 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, is a model for postdoctoral training that combines frontier-level biomedical research and training to teach research-oriented courses to undergraduates at partner institutions.
Houston REACH IRACDA will increase the supply of faculty with cutting-edge research and teaching experience. The project includes under-represented post-doctoral fellows when possible, who provide excellent role models for the undergraduates.
Materials developed through this project will be available to other institutions. Funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences - one of the National Institutes of Health - under Grant K12 GM084897, the IRACDA program allows postdoctoral fellows to combine research at Baylor, with teaching at one of the three partner institutions in the Houston area.