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About the CLIMB Program at UB

The CLIMB logo, a tower that represents the path to leadership.

Mission and Vision

The CLIMB Program at UB is devoted to helping students and junior scientists develop into leaders in the sciences.

The CLIMB Program is predicated on the vision that the future of science rests with those who are most adept at communicating and working with others across diverse scientific, intellectual, ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural domains. The CLIMB Program offers research opportunities, mentoring, and professional development workshops to help its scholars develop into well-rounded professionals who will be leaders in their chosen field.

Programs

There are three components to the CLIMB Program at UB.

  1. CLIMB-UP (Undergraduate Program) offers an outstanding summer research experience for undergraduate students.
  2. CLIMB-HI (High Impact) helps PhD students at UB improve communication and professional skills needed to be a successful scientist.
  3. CLIMB-NS (Next Step) is aimed at helping postdoctoral fellows advance towards a fulfulling career and leadership in their field.

Director: Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD

Associate Director: Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan, PhD

Program Coordinator: Graham Pumphrey, PhD

Program Assistant: Liz Marshall

History

The CLIMB Program was established by Dr. Dubocovich at Northwestern University in 2007. She instituted The CLIMB Program™ at UB in 2009 following her arrival as Chair of the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department.