The MARC and RISE Programs funded by the National Institutes of Health Division of Training, Workforce Development, ad Diversity (TWD) are aimed toward increasing the number of underrepresented 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.
- 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 (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program: The purpose of the MARC Program is to prepare underrepresented undergraduate honor students for success in Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs.
- A sincere interest in pursuing an advanced degree in biomedical science
- Sophomore status
- At least a 3.0 GPA
- Major in biology, chemistry or biochemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics, or psychology
Maryam Foroozesh, Ph.D.
Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Chemistry
1 Drexel Drive, Box 121-c
New Orleans, LA 70125