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Research Project: Maximizing Access to Research Careers

Location: Dietary Prevention of Obesity-related Disease Research

Project Number: 3062-51000-053-10-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2017
End Date: Aug 31, 2022

Objective:
This is a Multidisciplinary Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Science Training and Research (MARC U-STAR) program at the University of North Dakota (UND). The goal for this program is to increase the number of undergraduate, underrepresented honor students in the biomedical or bio-behavioral sciences who will go on to successfully complete doctoral study and begin a research career. The objectives for this research training program are: 1. To provide first semester sophomore students with an orientation period that includes career planning workshops to prepare them to competitively apply for entry into the U-STAR program and future graduate studies. 2. To recruit six high achieving, underrepresented second semester sophomore students for entry into the MARC U-STAR Program during their junior year at UND. 3. To implement a dedicated “U-STAR” Learning Community with intense academic advisement and structured research training to attract and retain the best and brightest students for entry into PhD programs.

Approach:
A committee of GFHNRC scientists will be responsible for the coordination of placement of the students with appropriate scientists at the GFHNRC for the summer research experiences.