Reflections from the 2021 URBAN ARCH Training and Mentoring Event

The URBAN ARCH Consortium has a strong history of training and mentoring trainees in interdisciplinary alcohol/HIV research. Since the consortium was established in 2011, URBAN ARCH has worked alongside 50 trainees from 18 institutions, which resulted in almost 60 manuscripts that were first-authored by trainees and 14 funded K awards.

Earlier this year, the first virtual URBAN ARCH Training and Mentoring event was held on March 17, 2021. A total of 26 trainees from 14 institutions were in attendance. Trainee research interests included the following:

The URBAN ARCH Training and Mentoring event included presentations from URBAN ARCH PIs, our NIAAA Scientific Advisor, and senior faculty (i.e., mentors) on their current research and available trainee opportunities. Mentors also shared one key piece of advice for trainees, which we highlight below.



Be sure to keep an eye out for future trainee opportunities throughout the year. Thank you to our mentors for their advice!