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  • The CCTS in partnership with the Scientific Community of Outcomes Researchers (SCOR) is excited to announce the launch of Driving Research: An Interdisciplinary, Vibrant, Engaged Network (DRIVEN).

    The mission of the DRIVEN Network is to cultivate a community of interdisciplinary clinical and translational investigators and promote their individual and collective professional development, recognition, and advancement to foster an inclusive, equitable and diverse research workforce.

    We focus on the following mission aligned activities centered upon optimizing the culture around inclusion, equity and diversity in the clinical and translational research faculty at UAB:

    • To identify, support and promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) faculty award recognition and leadership program participation locally, regionally and nationally
    • To identify, support and promote senior faculty representation on DEI-focused regional, national, and international scientific advisory committees of foundation, professional society and federal programs
    • To identify opportunities and support the development of competitive DEI-focused foundation, professional society and federal grant applications
    • To support the academic advancement, promotion and tenure among DRIVEN community
    • To sponsor and convene professional development and social activities for the DRIVEN community
  • Events and Socials
    Connect with a supportive network of peers.  

      Professional Development
    Promote individual and collective professional development, recognition, and advancement.

    Matchmaking Report
    Access to customized reports on funding opportunities specific to your areas of interest and level of training.

    Collaborator and Mentor/Mentee Matching
    Need to find a collaborator or mentor with particular expertise? DRIVEN can help connect you to potential partners within UAB and the CCTS partner network

    All are welcome to join!  

  • What is DRIVEN's purpose?

    Co-led by Drs. Bertha Hidalgo and Gregory Payne, DRIVEN is a network of diverse and accomplished health scientists striving to create a vibrant scientific community. Our current priority is to increase research successes for people of diverse backgrounds with a focus on diversity supplements and other funding opportunities.

    What is DRIVEN’s mission?

    DRIVEN’s mission is to cultivate an inclusive community of interdisciplinary clinical and translational investigators and promote their individual and collective professional development, recognition, and advancement to foster an inclusive, equitable and diverse research workforce.

    Who is DRIVEN for?

    DRIVEN is for everyone, with a focus on under-represented minorities and those that meet the NIH definition of diversity*

    * Diversity in NIH Extramural Programs: NIH seeks to broaden participation by recruitment and outreach to individuals from groups shown to be nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences, which includes: individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Women may also be considered underrepresented for the purposes of programs that address faculty recruitment, appointment, retention or advancement.

    What can DRIVEN do for me?

    Events and Socials
    Connect with a supportive network of peers.  

    Matchmaking Report
    Access to customized reports on funding opportunities specific to your areas of interest and level of training. Please visit our website for more information.

    Professional Development
    Promote individual and collective professional development, recognition, and advancement

    Collaborator and Mentor/Mentee Matching
    Need to find a collaborator or mentor with particular expertise? DRIVEN can help connect you to potential partners within UAB and the CCTS partner network.

    How can I get involved?

    Join the DRIVEN Network and sign-up to be a mentor or mentee by registering under the "Join DRIVEN" tab.