NAIPI President

President’s Welcome


Dear NAIPI Members and Website Visitors,


Welcome to the National Association of IDeA PIs (NAIPI) website! The goal of the NAIPI website is provide a resource to help you find information, people, and activities associated with the NAIPI organization. The website aims to showcase and promote the objectives and scientific achievements of the IDeA Programs.


NAIPI’s mission is to protect and promote the INBRE, COBRE, and CTR programs within the IDeA states. NAIPI provides leadership and communication across the IDeA community. As a Principal Investigator, Project Coordinator, Project Investigator, or Project Leader on an NIH IDeA award or an award co-funded by IDeA, you are a member of NAIPI.


The NAIPI represents you and the interest of your state in biomedical research education and infrastructure building. Our goals are to become stronger by:


  • Sharing best practices
  • Connecting researchers to facilities, collaborations, and colleagues
  • Collecting and highlighting our IDeA successes
  • Developing a consensus on priorities important to the IDeA community
  • Identifying opportunities within the IDeA community


In addition to NAIPI members, this site helps the lay public, state and federal legislators, higher education administrators, and business communities learn about health-related research and education in their state, region, and across the nation.
We welcome your feedback and hope that the NAIPI website helps you navigate all things ‘IDeA’. I encourage you to go to the IDeA Program Map and learn more about our NAIPI organization and IDeA community!




Douglas E. Wright, President