Minority Biomedical Research Support MBRS

". . . . . . promoting excellence in the biomedical sciences . . . . . "

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The Chicago State University MBRS Programs support student training in the biomedical sciences and faculty research.

bullet pointResearch Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) is a student research training program designed to provide expanded opportunities for undergraduates majoring in biology, chemistry or physics to prepare for doctoral-level work.

bullet point Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) is a program to enhance the biomedical research capabilities of the university  by support of faculty research.

For answers to frequently-asked questions ("FAQ") about the Chicago State University RISE biomedical training program, click here. If you are interested in applying to be part of the RISE Program, please download and print the RISE Student Employment Form, complete it and drop it off at the MBRS Office (room SCI-222).  The Program Director will contact you and make an appointment to discuss your eligibility to participate in the program.

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TILT group 2014

Congratulations to the nine new RISE (and one LS-AMP) trainees who completed the summer 9-week 2104 TILT research skills workshop.  They joined the ranks of continuing RISE trainees engaged in research internships for the 2014-5 Academic Year. Welcome!

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As a measure of the scientific impact of the CSU MBRS & RISE Programs, publications authored or co-authored by program alumni in peer-reviewed scientific journals now exceed the 150 milestone.

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 Click here for a complete listing of publication citations.

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Congratulations to twelve CSU MBRS Programs alumni awarded Ph.D. degrees during the past three years (2011 - 2014):

Geraldine Cochran, Ph.D. in physics education research, Florida International University
Alfred Diggs, Ph.D. in biological engineering, Purdue University
Valerie Goss, Ph.D. in chemistry & nanomaterials, University of Notre Dame
Pablo E. Guzman, Ph.D. in organic chemistry, Emory University
Tyvette Hilliard, Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Crystalann Jones, Ph.D. in organic chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nicole Jones, Ph.D. in biological sciences, University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign
Diana Mayweather, Ph.D. in biochemistry, Northwestern University
Diana Monsivais, Ph.D. in biological sciences, Northwestern University
George Pates, Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, Purdue University
Juan Reyes, Ph.D. in biological sciences, Northwestern University
Stephen Smith, Ph.D. in chemistry, Northwestern University

This brings the total MBRS alumni awarded the Ph.D. degree in one of the biomedical sciences to 24. For a full list , please click here.

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14th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Antonio, TX, November 12-15, 2014.

Eight CSU RISE students were among the more than three-thousand attendees at this national conference funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and organized by the American Society for Microbiology.  The CSU group made 6 presentations of their biomedical research results.  For a listing of authors and presentation titles, please click here.
2104 ABRCMS logo  poster presentation  platform presentation  poster presentation  

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The CSU MBRS Programs receive generous support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). SCORE faculty research projects are authorized for funding through 2015 and the RISE Program is funded through 2017.

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bullet point This website is maintained by Dr. Warren Sherman. If you have comments, or if you would like more information about the CSU MBRS Programs, contact program staff at wsherman@csu.edu

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Site updated 04/21/15