Briana Davis Awarded for Her role in Establishing the New SCRIPT Program

MGM graduate student Briana Davis has received two awards for her leadership in developing and implementing a new professional development program called Science Career Investigation and Professionalism Training (SCRIPT) between Duke and North Carolina Central University (NCCU), where Briana earned her bachelor’s in biology. The SCRIPT program, which was held in summer 2021, aimed to provide more mentorship and exposure to scientific careers for undergraduates at NCCU. It provided four major training workshops led by NCCU and Duke faculty, panels featuring guests from different STEM career paths, and a networking session with the panelists. For those efforts, Briana received the Samuel DuBois Cook Society’s Graduate Student Award and the Duke Microbiome Center’s Diversity Matters Award.