DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
 

 
Xavier University MORE Programs (Minority Opportunities in Research)
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The MORE Programs (RISE and MARC) funded by the National Institutes of Health are aimed toward increasing the number of minority scientists in biomedical research careers.

RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) Program:  The purpose of the RISE Program is to increase the interest, skills, and competitiveness of underrepresented students in pursuit of Ph.D. degrees and biomedical research careers.
Eligibility:

  • A sincere interest in pursuing graduate studies leading to an advanced degree in biomedical research
  • At least a 2.75 GPA
  • Major in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, mathematics, computer science, and physics

MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program:  The purpose of the MARC Program is to prepare minority undergraduate honor students for success in Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs.
Eligibility:

  • A sincere interest in pursuing an advanced degree in biomedical science
  • Sophomore or above status
  • At least a 3.0 GPA
  • Major in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics, or psychology

RISE and MARC Programs Provide:

  • Research training with financial support
  • Summer opportunities at both on and off campus sites following the sophomore and junior years
  • Mentoring by science faculty members
  • Attendance at scientific meetings and conferences
  • Special workshops for skills enhancement and preparation for graduate studies

For additional information and application materials, contact:
Dr. Maryam Foroozesh, RISE Program Director
Academic Science Complex, NCF Annex 331, 504-520-5078, mforooze@xula.edu
Dr. Teresa Birdwhistell, MARC Program Director
Academic Science Complex, NCF Annex 341, 504-520-7370, tbirdwhi@xula.edu

 
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