Research Enrichment Core (REC)
The Research Enrichment Core strengthens the supportive environment needed for Xavier students to overcome barriers to success through curriculum enhancement, mentor training, and post-baccalaureate research training opportunities for recent graduates. Several new courses have been developed with support from this core including a technical writing course, a scientific communication skills course, and a research ethics course. The Research Enrichment Core also provides curriculum development mini-grants for faculty to develop new courses or modify existing courses in order to fill gaps in the biomedical curriculum at Xavier. A very innovative part of Project Pathways, the BUILD Technician Program, which provides recent Xavier graduates with additional training and research experience needed to successfully enter and complete graduate work is also supported by this core.