This applications 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 individual participating in biomedical research careers. While this program is for undergraduate students, the ultimate goal is to prepare students for completion of Ph.D. degrees in biomedical sciences. NMSU proposes to prepare 20 junior/senior students to achieve this degree. This will be accomplished by (1) requiring a """"""""Introduction to Research"""""""" classroom experience that includes training in writing and presentation skills, help in graduate school application, graduate TA training and discussions in ethics, (2) requiring on and off campus laboratory research experiences, (3) summer training experiences in bioinformatics, (4) summer GRE preparation and (5) participation in pre-MARC activities that will provide role-models for other students at NMSU as well as local graduating high school seniors. Evaluation plans for these activities are presented. In addition, funds are requested to initiate a bioinformatics training component that will impact both MARC students and faculty training MARC students. This program will further develop existing skills at NMSU for dissemination of information regarding bioinformatics, develop a new bioinformatics course at NMSU for MARC undergraduate students and develop a bioinformatics workshop to train faculty at NMSU and other MARC serving campuses across the country. Evaluation plans for each activity are presented.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
MARC Undergraduate NRSA Institutional Grants (T34)
Project #
5T34GM007667-29
Application #
7072341
Study Section
Minority Programs Review Committee (MPRC)
Program Officer
Poodry, Clifton A
Project Start
1977-09-01
Project End
2007-05-31
Budget Start
2006-06-01
Budget End
2007-05-31
Support Year
29
Fiscal Year
2006
Total Cost
$864,467
Indirect Cost
Name
New Mexico State University Las Cruces
Department
Biology
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
173851965
City
Las Cruces
State
NM
Country
United States
Zip Code
88003
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