The University of New Mexico Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program (UNM PREP) is a biomedical research training program, focused upon Minorities and socioeconomically under-represented individuals who plan to enter a PhD program. Through a series of defined objectives, we shall: recruit high-quality under-represented Scholars to our program; develop and realize individualized training plans to provide laboratory research experience and academic training to improve the skill set of the Scholar; provide additional training modules to develop the professional skills of the Scholar; provide support and training in the successful application of the Scholars to PhD programs; investigate the parameters impacting graduate school retention; and utilize these data to improve graduate training at UNM. We anticipate that the results of this training will be to increase the numbers of under-represented individuals in the sciences.

Public Health Relevance

of this project to human health is through the direct training of individuals in biomedical science fields, and their subsequent strong performance in PhD programs. The Scholars that we train will enter the biomedical work force and contribute to understanding and ameliorating human disease.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
Education Projects (R25)
Project #
5R25GM075149-15
Application #
9881300
Study Section
NIGMS Initial Review Group (TWD)
Program Officer
Gibbs, Kenneth D
Project Start
2005-09-30
Project End
2022-02-28
Budget Start
2020-03-01
Budget End
2021-02-28
Support Year
15
Fiscal Year
2020
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of New Mexico
Department
Biology
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
868853094
City
Albuquerque
State
NM
Country
United States
Zip Code
87106
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