Graduate Diversity Programs

Bridges to the Doctorate at IU School of Medicine

The Bridges to the Doctorate initiative, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS 5R25GM067592-08), represents a formal partnership between Jackson State University (JSU), an historically black institution (HBCU), California State University-Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The purpose of the partnership is to enhance the quality and quantity of underrepresented minority students who are being trained as the next generation of scientists by providing a structured "bridge" between the JSU and CSUDH Master's programs and the IUPUI doctoral program. Find out more.

Indiana University Initiative for Maximizing Graduate Student Diversity

The Indiana University Initiative for Maximizing Graduate Student Diversity program (NIGMS 5R25GM079657-04) addresses the shortage of underrepresented ethnic minorities (UEM) in tenure track faculty positions at medical schools in the United States. The Indiana University Initiative for Maximizing Graduate Student Diversity is designed to provide two-year graduate school funding for minority students in the 10 basic science departments in the School of Medicine.  The long-term goal of this program is to increase the number of underrepresented minority students completing their doctorate in the ten Basic Science programs of the School of Medicine. This program has been named the Edwin T. Harper Scholar's Program in honor of our former colleague, Dr. Edwin Harper.  He was the first African-American Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at IUSM and a leader in many initiatives to promote diversity in the School of Medicine. Find out more.

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