Enrichment Programs

The UM-SBDRC Enrichment Programs will provide outreach, training, education, and funding to support the centers goals to markedly enhance and enrich effectiveness of ongoing basic and translational research in cutaneous biology and diseases.

Program Objectives:

Mentorship Program

  • Promote career success for UM-SBDRC members
  • Support investigators and trainees at all stages of their careers
  • Encourage diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity, and race

Pilot & Feasibility Program

  • Support early investigators
  • Promote interdisciplinary engagement
  • Promote collaborations with groups outside the field of dermatology

Visiting Speaker Series and an Annual Symposium

  • Promote opportunities for scientific exchange
  • Promote new ideas and innovative thinking in our members and attendees
  • Accomplished and diverse speakers engaged in cutting-edge work in various research fields will be invited to speak and present their work

Travel Awards Program

  • Support research trainee attendance at the Society for Investigative Dermatology annual meeting (for trainees working with UM-SBDRC Members)
  • Provide exposure to a breadth of research in cutaneous biology and disease