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NIH awards Michigan grant to study research interventions, CIC SROP

Nov 03, 2009

The University of Michigan's National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study research opportunity interventions that promote scientific research careers for underrepresented students, including the CIC's Summer Research Opportunities Program.

The research project, “A Mixed-Method Study of Exemplary Research Opportunity Interventions,” is led by Phillip J. Bowman, director of the NCID. The CIC's Yolanda Zepeda, associate director of academic and international programs, is a member of the research team's national advisory board.

Funded over four years by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, this study will clarify factors that threaten and promote successful program outcomes among underrepresented students in two nationally recognized interventions: the CIC's Summer Research Opportunity Program and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at the University of Michigan.

The need to further diversify biomedical and other scientific fields is made urgent by the underrepresentation of talented African American and Latina/o undergraduates who enter graduate study and choose related research careers.

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