Pilot Project Program
The Pilot Project Program (PPP) nurtures the growth of promising young faculty within the UPR-MSC by soliciting, reviewing, and awarding innovative proposals which will lead to competitive independent funding. The PPP is directed by Dr. Gregory J. Quirk, a senior neuroscientist at URP-RCM who currently serves as chair of a standing study section at the NIH-Center for Scientific Review.
The overall goals of the PPP are
- to fund innovative research using targeted technologies focusing on health disparities and/or global health;
- to mentor early career investigators as they transition to independent funding,
- to involve RCMI faculty and outside collaborators/mentors in order to strengthen collaborative networks.
Key Activity Director:
Gregory J. Quirk, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Key Activity Director
UPR Medical Sciences Campus