MBRS PROGRAM AT RUTGERS-NEWARK

Project Details

Description

The MBRS Program at Rutgers-Newark is continuing to fulfill its three main
objectives: first, to provide opportunities for Minority Undergraduate and
Graduate students to work with established research scientists on
significant research projects in the biomedical sciences; second, to
encourage Minority students to do advanced Undergraduate and Graduate work
in the biomedical sciences; and third, to inform Minority students in New
Jersey and especially in the Newark area about the possibility of careers
in the biomedical sciences and about programs at Rugers-Newark that can
give students substantial assistance in entering the biomedical field.

The student participants in this MBRS Program have achieved substantial
goals, including awards of Federal fellowships, grants, and acceptance into
major institutions, including Rockefeller, MIT, Yale and Boston
Universities.

Because of a substantial increase in the interest and enthusiasm for the
MBRS Program on the Rutgers-Newark campus among faculty and students, the
present application includes subproposals for 20 Associate Investigators,
an increase from the current level of 11. The increase is due in large
measure to applications from 5 faculty members of the new Center for
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience; in addition, there are now 4
applications from Biological Sciences, 4 from Chemistry, 4 from the
Institute of Animal Behavior/Psychology, 2 from the College of Nursing, and
1 from a new Minority faculty member in Physics.

The components of the MBRS Program at Rutgers-Newark include a biweekly
Seminar Series/Research Workshop, at which invited visiting Minority
scientists, the participating MBRS faculty members (Associate Investigators
[AI's] and the MBRS students present research seminars. The visiting
scientists also are asked to speak to the MBRS students about biomedical
career opportunities and their personal career experiences as Minority
scientists. Our MBRS Advisory Board monitors and advises the Program. The
Admissions Subcommittee evaluates and votes on each applicant who any AI
wishes to accept. All applications are sent to all AI's who have openings
for students as applications are submitted, and as openings become
available.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/1/9012/31/99

Funding

  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

ASJC

  • General
  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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