Marcos J. Martinez is awarded the IRTI Fellowship
Marcos J. Martinez, a Ph.D. student in the School of Social Work at ASU and Graduate Research Associate for SIRC, was recently selected to be part of the Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute (IRTI) on Hispanic Drug Abuse. The training is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and it is a nationally competitive fellowship intended to assist and promote the career development of pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and early career scientists who focus on drug abuse research among Hispanics. Through an integrated infrastructure of training, mentoring, and networking, IRTI supports fellows in conducting, presenting, and publishing research to prepare them for future endeavors of acquiring National Institute of Health (NIH) funded research opportunities. The IRTI is a two-year fellowship which begins this summer with an 11-day intensive interdisciplinary training at the University of Southern California. The IRTI will also provide the opportunity to engage in fostering mentorship relations with knowledgeable and experienced senior faculty.