Texas A&M Wins $1.2M Diversity Grant

The grant is focused on diversity strategies for biomedical sciences graduate programs.

By Rob Dixon, Texas A&M University Office of Graduate and Professional Studies

Six academic programs and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGAPS) at Texas A&M University have been awarded a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences — one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — to enhance diversity in biomedical sciences.

This grant will establish the new Texas A&M Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD), which focuses on recruitment, retention and professional training for students from underrepresented populations in biomedical sciences Ph.D. programs. The NIH grant will fund six pre-doctoral trainees in their first year of graduate study in medical sciences, biomedical sciences, genetics, toxicology, biochemistry and biophysics and biomedical engineering. The university will double the impact of the grant by matching the NIH support to fund six additional trainees.

Continued at today.tamu.edu >>

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