Program Description

The IMSD (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development) supports research training, mentoring and educational activities of new graduate students, with the goal of enhancing the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce.  It provides exposure to the biomedical and behavioral science community in a way that helps all students visualize future careers as well-trained, enthusiastic leaders in biomedical research who represent and will promote diversity in science.

Supported by The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)


Welcome new IMSD students!

Welcome to Jimmy Elias, Edgar Correa, Justin Rigby and Nadya Ali!  Our 2017 class of incoming IMSD students are joining programs in Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology & Evolution and Evolutionary Biology.  

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Welcome new students!

Welcome to Alexis Thomas, Elisa Pabon, Elaine Kuoame, Evelyn Campbell, Meghan O'Connell!  The new IMSD students started in the Summer of 2016 and have entered graduate programs including Microbiology, Immunology, Neurobiology, and Cellular and Molecular Biology.

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