The University of Georgia has launched a new post-baccalaureate research program aimed at increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue careers in the biomedical sciences. The Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.
Students accepted into the program will spend a year conducting research in infectious diseases at the University of Georgia. Students will gain skills enabling them to pursue graduate studies in biomedical research. In addition, participants will be mentored by University of Georgia scientists and receive assistance in applying to graduate programs.
Julie M. Moore, director of the PREP program who is also a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s department of infectious diseases, stated, “Our goal is to equip those with the desire and motivation to become the next generation of biomedical researchers with the credentials required to achieve this. We are very keen to create opportunities for minority students and enable them to move into successful research careers in biomedical science.”
More information on the program is available here.