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Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD)

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)

Brown's Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) program is a research training initiative that provides support for pre-doctoral students from underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines. Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. The program provides a multidimensional and personalized training experience that offers cutting edge research opportunities, continuous to degree advising, innovative training modules to complement curriculum, a strong peer network, and professional development.

Selection of IMSD students is made in consultation with graduate program directors and based on student academic preparation, research experience, and recommendations. Students are identified from incoming PhD cohorts spanning nineteen graduate programs within Brown University's Graduate School, Division of Biology and Medicine, School of Public Health, and School of Engineering.

Participating Institution(s):
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Brown University (Lead)
City University of New York (CUNY), York College
Morgan State University
College of Mount Saint Vincent
North Carolina A&T State University
St. John's University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Cellular Biology
Ecology & Evolution
Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Computational Biology
Evolutionary Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

Page last updated 6/28/2023
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