Duke has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a one-year postbaccalaureate program for students interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences and basic sciences. The $1.2 million, five-year grant establishes the Duke Preparing Research Scholars in Biomedical Sciences Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PRIME-PREP), which will provide an immersive paid research experience for students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in science and medicine.
MGM's Micah Luftig is one of three co-principal investigators of the program who will also serve as mentors. The other co-principal investigators are Johnna Frierson, PhD, and Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD.
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