IMSD grant renewal means $2.3 million for students from underrepresented groups


Mentored Career Development Award Program Mid-Program Reflection, March 2017

Published May 15, 2017

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant aimed at providing professional development resources and mentoring for doctoral students in several UB schools has been renewed for another five years.

The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) will provide $2.3 million in funding to train 20 new biomedical and behavioral scientists from underrepresented groups between now and 2021.

The institutional grant benefits doctoral students in the following schools and institutes:

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
School of Dental Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Arts and Sciences
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Roswell Park Cancer Institute Graduate Division

“When you get an infusion of funds such as this, it provides the seed to energize everyone,” says Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion, the principal investigator on the grant.

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