Garcia, professor of anthropology and director of the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health, is a mentor faculty
member in the Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute, based at
the University of Southern California.
IRTI, together with the National Hispanic Science Network, provides a
variety of training, mentoring, and networking services to promote the career
development of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and early career scientists researching
drug abuse among Hispanics.
The goal of
IRTI is to ensure support for IRTI fellows to conduct, present, and publish their
research on substance abuse, including preparing and submitting National
Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding proposals.
The institute offers an interdisciplinary
summer training program, along with a formal two-year mentorship with an IRTI faculty
mentor who is an established expert in the field of Hispanic drug abuse
research. View the IRTI website for more information.