IMSD & PREP Programs Receive NIH Grants


Posted: Mar 14, 2013 - 12:00pm

The University of New Mexico has received two grants in continued support of its PREP and IMSD Programs in the Department of Biology. The grants, totaling nearly $5 million over four years, were awarded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The PREP or Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program is under the direction of Biology Chair Richard Cripps, while the IMSD or the Initiative to Maximize Student Diversity is led by Regents' Professor and Principal Investigator Maggie Werner-Washburne.

PREP helps to support under-represented students gain research experience after their Bachelor's degrees, in order that they can prepare for successful entry into a graduate program. PREP is particularly focused upon those students that did not gain much research experience as undergraduates, and provides full-time experience in research laboratories in order to enhance research credentials.

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