2016IRACDAMERIT Scholars together with members of the MERIT Program Executive Committee attend the Annual IRACDA Conference each year. Because this conference brings together the greater IRACDA community, it provides MERIT Scholars and program administrators an opportunity to share experiences and challenges with those that share similar career goals in research and science education. Previous conferences have included discussions on topics related to Postdoctoral career development, including grant writing and job seeking, and more global issues, such as diversity in the biomedical workforce.

 The 2016 Annual National IRACDA Conference will take place June 12th - 14th, 2016 at the University of Arizona.  Our MERIT scholars along with Dr. Schwiebert and Dr. Kelly Carter are attending the event.