Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Training: Innovative Technologies for Natural Products and Integrative Medicine
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Predoctoral Training: Innovative Technologies for Natural Products and Integrative Medicine
The Training Program “Innovative Technologies for Natural Products and CAM” supports four predoctoral trainees pursuing PhDs in the UNC Greensboro Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The program is part of UNC Greensboro’s Medicinal Chemistry Collaborative, a network of investigators that collaborate on basic science projects with the ultimate goal of improving health. Our trainees prepare for independent careers by participating in mentored laboratory research, coursework, seminars, and internships. They conduct, present, and publish research in complementary and integrative health, natural products discovery, and technology advancement. An important element of this work is hands on training in our outstanding NMR and mass spectrometry facilities, where trainees design experiments, operate instrumentation and carry out data analysis. Our program has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, and our mentors and trainees participate in multiple outreach programs to provide STEM education opportunities to young people, particularly those from groups historically underrepresented in the sciences.