The purpose of the RISE Program at Xavier University of Louisiana is to increase the number of African American students who choose careers in biomedical research. Toward this end, we have designed a program with the following goals: 1) Stimulate interest of African American students in biomedical research careers, 2) Increase the number of Xavier RISE students entering graduate programs in biomedical research areas, and 3) Increase retention in the biomedical sciences at Xavier University. In an effort to attain these goals, we will continue to provide an integrated, developmental program in which our students participate in both intramural and extramural laboratory research projects, attend an interdisciplinary seminar series, and take part in journal clubs and career roundtables. We will also provide instruction in the skills necessary to help students gain acceptance into and do well in biomedical graduate programs. These skills include library researching, technical writing, oral presentations, and a thorough understanding of health ethics and responsible conduct in research. We are also introducing a new program focus that will build upon a university-wide initiative to increase retention in the sciences and mathematics through evaluation and improvement of sophomore-level science and mathematics courses, as well as faculty workshops on effective undergraduate research student mentoring. This funding will allow Xavier to leverage institutional and federal funding to strengthen its student enhancement initiatives and systematically improve each individual student's ability to successfully enter and complete a graduate program in the biomedical sciences. ! ! !

Public Health Relevance

There is a significant national shortage of African Americans in the biomedical research workforce. Xavier University is positioned to play a unique and important role in producing leaders to meet current and projected future demands for science professionals needed to work in biomedical fields. !

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
5R25GM060926-11
Application #
8708098
Study Section
Minority Programs Review Subcommittee B (MPRC)
Program Officer
Broughton, Robin Shepard
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
11
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Xavier University of Louisiana
Department
Chemistry
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
City
New Orleans
State
LA
Country
United States
Zip Code
70125
Yao, Xin; Pham, Tri; Temple, Brandi et al. (2016) The Anoikis Effector Bit1 Inhibits EMT through Attenuation of TLE1-Mediated Repression of E-Cadherin in Lung Cancer Cells. PLoS One 11:e0163228
Carriere, Patrick P; Llopis, Shawn D; Naiki, Anna C et al. (2016) Glyceollin I Reverses Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Letrozole Resistant Breast Cancer through ZEB1. Int J Environ Res Public Health 13:ijerph13010010
Singleton, Chelsea R; Affuso, Olivia; Sen, Bisakha (2016) Decomposing Racial Disparities in Obesity Prevalence: Variations in Retail Food Environment. Am J Prev Med 50:365-72
MacCarthy, Sarah; Mena, Leandro; Chan, Philip A et al. (2015) Sexual Network Profiles and Risk Factors for STIs Among African-American Sexual Minorities in Mississippi: A Cross-Sectional Analysis. LGBT Health 2:276-81
Liu, Jiawang; Pham, Peter T; Skripnikova, Elena V et al. (2015) A Ligand-Based Drug Design. Discovery of 4-Trifluoromethyl-7,8-pyranocoumarin as a Selective Inhibitor of Human Cytochrome P450 1A2. J Med Chem 58:6481-93
Manono, Janet; Dougherty, Casey A; Jones, Kirsten et al. (2015) Generation 3 PAMAM dendrimer TAMRA conjugates containing precise dye/dendrimer ratios. Mater Today (Kidlington) 4:86-92
Goyal, Navneet; Liu, Jiawang; Lovings, La'Nese et al. (2014) Ethynylflavones, highly potent, and selective inhibitors of cytochrome P450 1A1. Chem Res Toxicol 27:1431-9
Foroozesh, Maryam; Jiang, Quan; Sridhar, Jayalakshmi et al. (2013) DESIGN, SYNTHESIS, AND EVALUATION OF CARBAZOLE ANALOGS AS POTENTIAL CYTOCHROME P450 INHIBITORS. J Undergrad Chem Res 12:92-95
Foroozesh, Maryam; Jiang, Quan; Sridhar, Jayalakshmi et al. (2013) DESIGN, SYNTHESIS, AND EVALUATION OF A FAMILY OF PROPARGYL PYRIDINYL ETHERS AS POTENTIAL CYTOCHROME P450 INHIBITORS. J Undergrad Chem Res 12:91-94
Pratt, Jamal; Hutchinson, Janna; Stevens, Cheryl L Klein (2011) Sulfapyridine (polymorph III), sulfapyridine dioxane solvate, sulfapyridine tetrahydrofuran solvate and sulfapyridine piperidine solvate, all at 173 K. Acta Crystallogr C 67:o487-91

Showing the most recent 10 out of 11 publications