Dr. Kelsie Kelly is participating in COMRADE (COngruent Mentorship to Reach Academic Diversity in neurosciencE research), a year long program that begins with a two-week mentored research institute at NYU Langone Health. The institute provides an intensive didactic and mentored research training program in behavioral neuroscience and health equity research.
Dr. Kelly’s focus on health equity in low-income housing communities attracted her to the program which provides immense professional development, networking and research and manuscript publication training with other early-career minority professionals. The program aims to aid in the development of independent research programs and negotiating through the academic ranks by addressing the difficulties experienced by under-represented minorities.
The year-long program concludes with the development and submission of an NIH grant and a network of peers.