To provide individualized mentoring, coursework, the development of strong laboratory research skills, and a supportive learning environment to postbaccalaureate students from historically underrepresented groups interested in pursuing a Ph.D. and a research career in biomedical and behavioral sciences and engineering.
The VT-PREP is supported by the NIH through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).This program is a 12-month mentored research experiential work and educational program. 75% of each scholar's time will be in a mentored research program while the other 25% of the time will be in enrichment programs like VT undergraduate and/or graduate course work. We provide academic seminars off-site and technical workshops to gain additional laboratory skills, Graduate school preparation and survival as well as a GRE preparation program. Eighty percent of our PREP scholars go on to graduate school.
Please read the 2010 PREP Handbook (PDF | 38KB) for further program description
Broad Research Areas Include:
Behavior Sciences (Developmental Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology)
Genomics including functional and comparative
Proteomics and More!
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VT PREP FORUMS UPDATES
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Congratulations to Gade, Shernita, Albert, Kacie, Bianca, Alana, Tristan, Nina and Alicia! Their abstracts were accepted by ABRCMS!
Serena has passed her Dissertation! Congratulations to the new Dr. Serena Parks
Congrats to Nikki for being awarded the National Institutes of Health fellowship to study diabetes and obesity.
Congratulations to our PREP scholars for their recent achievementsCheck out the latest about the VT-PREP program.
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