The MBRS-RISE program at AUS will focus on training MS students and facilitate their entry into these PhD programs. This program will fill the gap that exists at ASU to increase the total number of ASU graduates entering PhD programs at major US institutions. The MBRS-RISE program will support five (5) MS students at ASU during years 1-4 and ten (10) MS students in year 5. Each student will be supported for a maximum of two years. In addition to academic year, all RISE students will be provided an opportunity to work in an external collaborator's lab. A team of 7 faculty mentors at ASU will provide research training to RISE students leading into a MS thesis. The research training will be complemented with mentoring by 7 external collaborators resulting in transition of ASU MS graduates into PhD programs at research-intensive institutions. A total of 20 students will be supported in five-year period with 14 entering into PhD programs in biomedical or behavioral sciences.

Public Health Relevance

Alabama State University is applying for an MBRS-RISE Option II proposal to increase the number of underrepresented minority students (URM) enrolling in PhD degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
1R25GM106995-01
Application #
8550339
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (TWD)
Program Officer
Broughton, Robin Shepard
Project Start
2013-09-01
Project End
2018-05-30
Budget Start
2013-09-01
Budget End
2014-05-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$273,392
Indirect Cost
$20,251
Name
Alabama State University
Department
Type
Organized Research Units
DUNS #
040672685
City
Montgomery
State
AL
Country
United States
Zip Code
36101
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