USC’s FIRST Faculty Initiative for Improved Recruitment, Retention, and Experience (FIIRRE) program is designed to recruit diverse early-stage faculty who are committed to inclusive excellence and whose work focuses on health disparities and equity. The program will support these individuals through mentorship, training, and professional development activities tailored to meet their needs while also addressing institutional-level systems and barriers to ensure their success and well-being.


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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program aims to transform culture at NIH-funded institutions by implementing a cohort faculty recruitment model and by building a self-reinforcing community of scientists committed to diversity and inclusive excellence.

The USC FIRST FIIRRE Program is seeking to hire 6 faculty members in the following area:

  • Nursing
  • Public Health

Visit the FIRST website for additional information.

Upcoming Events

Health Disparities and Health Equity Research Consortium Meet and Greet

Friday April 5, 2024
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Columbia Convention Center - Lobby of Ballrooms A and B

The James E. Clyburn Health Equity Lecture immediately follows
the Meet and Greet at 10:00 a.m. in Ballrooms A and C

If you plan on attending, please RSVP.

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