Affinity Groups

Led by a tenured, NIH funded investigator, the goal of a Research Affinity Group is to:

  • Stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration and scientific interchange among basic science and clinical investigators relating to a particular disease.

  • Increase the number and scope of research related to a particular disease.

  • Maintain and enhance core facilities in support of research of a particular disease.

  • Create and nurture a milieu in support of training undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in a particular disease.

  • Establish a consistent record of extramural funding.