The NM-INBRE Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP) is driven by the IDeA program goals to increase biomedical and biobehavioral research capacity, and improve the competitiveness of investigators for participation in the research funding and training programs of the NIH. The NM-INBRE DRPP is guided by a vision that engages all of the institutions of higher education in New Mexico through a collaborative, multidisciplinary research network, with strategic focus on significant biomedical questions and critical health problems that face our local communities, diverse populations and the nation’s needs.
The NM INBRE supports basic, clinical, translational, and community-based participatory research projects that address important biomedical problems within the NM INBRE Thematic Research Focus Areas which include:
- Structure & Function of Biomolecules
- Cell and Organism
- Bioinformatics and Genomics
- Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
In order to enrich the environment for the advancement of clinical/translational research and to support comprehensive research programs that have "bench to bedside" and community components, projects are aligned with additional focus through the Signature Programs of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center (HSC) and Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) to address critical problems in Brain and Behavioral Health; Cancer; Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases; Child Health; Environmental Health; Infectious Disease and Immunity.