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Congratulations TREM Scholar, Kellie Agrimson, on winning an outstanding poster prize at the 2019 IRACDA Conference!

Title: Investigating the Role of Liver Receptor Homolog 1 (LRH1, NR5A2) in a Cell-Specific Manner during Mouse Testis Development

Kellie Agrimson



The Training Research Educators in Minnesota (TREM) program is a National Institutes of Health funded Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA). The IRACDA mechanism recognizes that current training of future faculty is inadequate, and understands the considerable benefits and need for diversity throughout academia and the biomedical workforce. The goals of IRACDA are two-fold: (1) Train the next-generation of higher education faculty (particularly those interested in becoming faculty with strong graduate or undergraduate research programs) through a strongly mentored research program (75% effort), coupled to substantive training and experience in teaching (25% effort). (2) Increase the number of underrepresented minority students who ultimately become leaders in the biomedical research enterprises of Minnesota and beyond. TREM will enable our brightest postdocs in the biomedical sciences to have a balanced training in research and teaching. TREM is a three year future faculty postdoctoral training program providing 100% salary-benefits and tuition throughout.


  • Applications accepted year-round for an August 31st start date.
  • Applications are reviewed and decisions made within two weeks of receipt.
  • Applicants do not have to restrict themselves to University of Minnesota research mentors already associated with TREM if research fields of current mentors do not match the research interests of the applicant. Please contact the Program Director, David Greenstein (, for help with identification and appointment of additional University of Minnesota faculty to TREM.
  • Under-represented minorities in the biomedical sciences (Black or African Americans, Hispanic or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and those with disabilities) are particularly encouraged to apply.
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For the TREM application process, please visit this page.