Funded by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) & National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Grant # P20GM103451
WESTERN IDeA STATES
Champions biomedical and community based research excellence in the state of New Mexico through the development of innovative, supportive and sustainable research environments for faculty and students, community engaging health initiatives, while building a network of lead scientists and educators at the state, regional and national level.
Grows and sustains a competitive, biomedical research base in the state of New Mexico through faculty development, student training, internships, scientific conferences, and strong, dynamic research collaborations. Funds biomedical research projects at institutions across the state and prepares faculty and students for competitive participation in national research initiatives, while increasing the state’s acquisition of external funding opportunities.
Delivers a cohesive structure of undergraduate and graduate training programs that form a pipeline to engage and prepare a diverse student population for New Mexico’s career opportunities in education, industry, and public health. Provides New Mexico’s faculty and students with biomedical research infrastructure, consisting of instrumentation and technical services that support the full integration of cutting edge bioinformatics analysis into research and education, leading to novel discoveries and interventions. Advances our understanding of disease and treatments through programmatic emphasis on research areas including cancer, infectious disease and immunity, brain and behavioral illnesses, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, child and environmental health, while aligned with the educational and community focus of the University of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Science Center. Promotes collaborative community engagement research by establishing/ expanding community based infrastructure for clinical and translational research addressing health disparities in medically underserved areas, including health promotion, disease prevention research and dissemination. Builds a nationwide, multi-disciplinary research network through synergistic partnerships and collaborations with biomedical and health related programs funded by the National Institutes of Health, thereby positioning New Mexico at the forefront of biomedical research.
New Mexico State University (NMSU-lead institution)
The University of New Mexico (UNM)
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT)
Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU)
New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU)
San Juan College (SJC)
National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR)
New Mexico Tribal Colleges
Pueblo of Zuni
Indian Health Services (IHS)