The BCM-HGSC Minority Diversity Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics proposal seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented minority students in the genomic sciences. The goal of this proposal is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the genomic sciences through direct experiences that will promote their success. Our approach is two-fold, we will introduce undergraduate and post baccalaureate minority students to research experiences and activities to increase their awareness of the field and opportunities in the field. These experiences will make our participants more competitive in order to be accepted into doctoral programs. We will also utilize new generation communication social media to create a community of pre-doctoral students to continue guiding them through the process to increase their chances of gaining admittance into graduate school and being successful at completing their doctoral degrees.

Public Health Relevance

The BCM-HGSC Minority Diversity Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics proposal is necessary to increase minority participation in research. Minorities who are researchers, medical doctors, engineers, mathematicians (to name a few), and receive genomics training will help to facilitate the understanding of genetic diseases that disproportionately affect the populations they represent.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
5R25HG006674-03
Application #
8584302
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHG1-HGR-M (J1))
Program Officer
Junkins, Heather
Project Start
2012-03-20
Project End
2015-10-31
Budget Start
2013-11-01
Budget End
2014-10-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$386,891
Indirect Cost
$23,797
Name
Baylor College of Medicine
Department
Genetics
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
051113330
City
Houston
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
77030