Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence

Developmental Research Project (DRP) Core

The overall goal of the Developmental Research Project (DRP) Core is to stimulate basic and translational research in Kansas via mentored, interdisciplinary research opportunities. This Core incorporates three of the K-INBRE's current mentored training programs, each of which is designed to assist faculty and postdocs to develop new tools for their research and career advancement. The programs are:

1) The Developmental Research Project Program, (required by PAR-12-205 and modified from our Major Starter Grants Program), provides funding and mentoring for new faculty investigators engaged in interdisciplinary developmental research projects.

2) The Partnerships for Translational Research Program, designed to enhance translational research skills by pairing basic science and clinical research faculty. The key component of this program is pilot grants offered to pairs of researchers for projects with potential for translational outcomes.

3) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships supports promising postdoctoral fellows as they develop an interdisciplinary research project and acquire leadership tools to excel in an independent setting.

Developmental Research Project Core Contact

Gustavo Blanco PhotoV. Gustavo Blanco, MD, PhD (Core Director)
Interim Chair and Professor
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 3043, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7405
gblanco@kumc.edu