The proposed training program will build on our previously funded successful program that placed more than 60% of matriculants in high quality Ph.D. programs with 100% retention rate beyond the first year. We will place 10 students in high caliber, NIH-funded laboratories with experienced PI mentors. We will provide individually crafted development programs to increase the candidates'potential for success in first rate Ph.D. programs. We will pay particular attention to the candidates'development through a peer mentoring system involving our current minority graduate students. All aspects of students'progress will be closely monitored by experienced key personnel in order to maximize their chances of success. Public Health Relevance Statement: The purpose of this program is to aid underrepresented minority students gain admission to highly competitive PhD programs by providing them with an intensive research experience in the laboratories of well funded investigators. The long term goal is to produce from these students a cadre of investigators in the biological and biomedical sciences whose research will help erase current health disparities.

Public Health Relevance

The purpose of this program is to aid underrepresented minority students gain admission to highly competitive PhD programs by providing them with an intensive research experience in the laboratories of well funded investigators. The long term goal is to produce from these students a cadre of investigators in the biological and biomedical sciences whose research will help erase current health disparities.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
5R25GM089615-03
Application #
8227985
Study Section
Minority Programs Review Committee (MPRC)
Program Officer
Bender, Michael T
Project Start
2010-03-15
Project End
2014-02-28
Budget Start
2012-03-01
Budget End
2013-02-28
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$283,545
Indirect Cost
$21,003
Name
Emory University
Department
Microbiology/Immun/Virology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
066469933
City
Atlanta
State
GA
Country
United States
Zip Code
30322