Early Career Investigators Network

The ECIN serves as the foundation for all training and career development activities within the CPPR. Successful training of graduate students and early career investigators requires early, frequent, and meaningful involvement in research projects and professional development opportunities. The ECIN is intended to augment or enhance typical graduate training and development by tailoring activities to building knowledge and skills necessary for independent research in translational prevention science with a focus on drug abuse and related mental disorders among youth. To ensure these aspects of training and development are achieved, the ECIN provides the following activities and resources:

  • Communication forum
  • Monthly journal club
  • Professional development workshops
  • Motivational interviewing and other evidence-based treatment training
  • Grant writing workshops
  • Human subjects training
  • Summer research fellowships
  • Conference travel sponsorship

To join the ECIN please contact ECIN Director, Dr. Rich Lee (richlee@umn.edu) or Nicole Morrell (morre006@umn.edu).