Learning to Teach

A new NIH-funded postdoctoral training initiative, the Bronx-Einstein Training in Teaching and Research program, is helping Einstein develop outstanding scientist-educators. With support from the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards, participants in this three-year postdoctoral scholars program receive two types of training—in independent research and innovative teaching techniques. Traditional training in research methods is based at Einstein, while mentored teaching training is taking place in the Bronx at two City University of New York institutions: Hostos Community College and Lehman College. Only 19 such programs were funded nationwide.