The application seeks continuation of the Minority Access to Research Careers Program at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The overall goal of the program is to increase the number of minority individuals participating in biomedical research careers by preparing undergraduate students to enter into doctoral programs and complete their Ph.D.s. NMSU proposes to prepare 24 junior/senior students to pursue this degree each year. This will be accomplished by (1) requiring students to take an "Introduction to Biomedical Research" course offered through our Honors College. This course will include: development of their written and oral presentation skills, instruction in time/stress management techniques, seminar series, help in summer research and graduate school applications and discussions in ethics;(2) requiring on and off campus laboratory research experiences;(3) summer training workshops in toxicology and biomedical ethics (our RCR component);(4) summer STEM preparation and (5) participation in pre-MARC activities that will provide role-models for other undergraduates at NMSU as well as local graduating high school seniors. Evaluation plans for all these activities are presented. Funds are also requested to develop and teach two new courses at NMSU entitled "Carcinogenesis Toxicology" and "Communication for Scientists" Evaluation plans for each activity are presented.

Public Health Relevance

The application seeks continuation of the Minority Access to Research Careers Program at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The overall goal of the program is to increase the number of minority individuals participating in biomedical research careers by preparing undergraduate students to enter into doctoral programs and complete their Ph.D.s. NMSU proposes to prepare 24 junior/senior students to pursue this degree each year.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
MARC Undergraduate NRSA Institutional Grants (T34)
Project #
5T34GM007667-37
Application #
8664854
Study Section
Minority Programs Review Subcommittee B (MPRC)
Program Officer
Gaillard, Shawn R
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
37
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
New Mexico State University Las Cruces
Department
Chemistry
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
City
Las Cruces
State
NM
Country
United States
Zip Code
88003
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