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After participating in iCAP, faculty will be better able to:

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Champion inclusive

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Champion inclusive excellence as a fundamental value by developing awareness, listening actively, and employing concrete strategies to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging.

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Lead and manage
a research group

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Lead and manage a research group by recruiting a top-notch team with diverse strengths, effectively managing time and expectations, and fostering trainee development. 

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Communicate science

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Communicate science effectively by refining writing and presentation processes and leveraging individualized coaching and editing support from a dedicated scientific writer.

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Navigate collaboration
and team science

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Navigate collaboration and team science by establishing mutual expectations, managing group dynamics, and valuing the personal and professional identities and contributions of each team member. 

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Manage grant
applications and budgets

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Manage grant applications and budgets by prioritizing relevant funding opportunities, generating and submitting applications, navigating peer review processes, and learning best practices for financial stewardship.

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Hone a unique
scientific identity

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Hone a unique scientific identity by (re)defining success, practicing individual planning, engaging with broader scientific and non-scientific ecosystems, and cultivating professional relationships. 

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An efficient, cohort-based approach to faculty development

All incoming tenure-track junior faculty at UMass Chan have access to iCAP to help streamline the process of launching their successful independent research groups. Our cohort-based approach provides time-saving resources and support from across the UMass Chan community. Part of a broader commitment at Umass Chan Medical School to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the institutional level, iCAP provides a strategic framework for curricular and structural innovations that enhance faculty development and retention, combining scientific excellence with a transformative commitment to DEI. 



meet our faculty cohort members



Dr. Eviatar Yemini receives Hypothesis Fund Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Eviatar Yemini, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
and iCAP cohort member, who was recently selected to receive a
seed grant from the Hypothesis Fund!

The Hypothesis fund supports early stage, innovative research
exploring bold new ideas in basic science. Dr. Yemini's project
will investigate how nervous systems evolve over millions of years
in response to changing climates and ecologies. 

read more here


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Dr. Mary Munson elected President of ASCB!

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Munson, iCAP leader, Assistant Vice Provost for Health Equity, and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology, for her recent election as President of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Founded in 1960, ASCB is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. Dr. Munson joins a long history of prominent scientists who have served as President in the past. We are grateful for her continued leadership within the iCAP program, and excited for her to contribute her talents to this esteemed society as well! 

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