The Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) is a student development program for minority-serving institutions granted by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (R25GM082406). Its main purpose is to increase the number of students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical/behavioral sciences that complete PhD degrees, advance to competitive postdoctoral positions, and enter productive research careers.

Students accepted into the PhD program will be considered for appointment in the RISE program. RISE admission decisions will be made after students have been officially accepted into the PhD program.

1. Hands-on professional development and research skills training
2. Communication skills training
3. Team building/networking opportunities