The overarching goal of the UNC PREP (UP) is to strengthen the previous training, academic preparation and confidence of underrepresented minority baccalaureates who desire to pursue a PhD in the biomedical sciences but lack one or more qualification needed to be a competitive PhD candidate. Our program will address both collective and individual Scholar weaknesses and support each UP Scholar's transition into highly competitive PhD programs. Scholars will engage in mentored research projects, professional development workshops, graduate level coursework and academic enrichment activities. In addition to preparing each Scholar to be a competitive PhD candidate, we will assist each Scholar in developing a network of mentors and role models who can support their success throughout their scientific career. Public Health Relevance Statement: The long-term goal of the University of North Carolina PREP (UP) in Biological and Biomedical Sciences is to train scientists and researchers who can address our nation's health disparities. The overarching goal of UP is to strengthen the previous training, academic preparation and confidence of young Scholars from underrepresented groups who desire to pursue a PhD in the biomedical sciences but lack one or more qualification needed to be a competitive PhD candidate at a top program.

Public Health Relevance

The long-term goal of the University of North Carolina PREP (UP) in Biological and Biomedical Sciences is to train scientists and researchers who can address our nation's health disparities. The overarching goal of UP is to strengthen the previous training, academic preparation and confidence of young Scholars from underrepresented groups who desire to pursue a PhD in the biomedical sciences but lack one or more qualification needed to be a competitive PhD candidate at a top program.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
5R25GM089569-04
Application #
8442383
Study Section
Minority Programs Review Committee (MPRC)
Program Officer
Bender, Michael T
Project Start
2010-03-01
Project End
2014-02-28
Budget Start
2013-03-01
Budget End
2014-02-28
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$316,354
Indirect Cost
$20,112
Name
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Department
Genetics
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
608195277
City
Chapel Hill
State
NC
Country
United States
Zip Code
27599
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