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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Programs at CSU

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

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NIGMS supports student training and faculty research in the biomedical sciences at CSU

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. 

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news item As a measure of the scientific impact of the CSU RISE (and its NIGMS predecessor) Program, publications authored or co-authored by program students & alumni in peer-reviewed scientific journals now exceed the 200 milestone.alumni publication chartClick here for a complete listing of publication citations.

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news item Congratulations to the 22 CSU NIGMS-RISE alumni awarded Ph.D. degrees during the past decade:

Cynthia Aku-Leh, Ph.D.  in physics, University of Michigan

Shannon Allen, Ph.D.in molecular biology, Northwestern University

Geraldine Cochran, Ph.D. in physics education research, Florida International University

Booker T. Davis, Ph.D.in pharmacology, Rush University

Alfred Diggs, Ph.D.  in biological engineering, Purdue University

Adrienne Eastland, Ph.D.  in molecular bioscience, Northwestern University

Valerie Goss, Ph.D. in chemistry & nanomaterials, University of Notre Dame

Pablo 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 Urbana-Champaign

Brian Leverson, Ph.D.  in biochemistry, Loyola University of Chicago

Ikenna Madueke, MD, Ph.D.in physiology and biophysics, University of Illinois at Chicago

Diana Mayweather, Ph.D.  in biochemistry, Northwestern University

Mazvita Maziveyi, Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology, Louisiana State University

Diana Monsivais, Ph.D.  in biological sciences, Northwestern University

Nikki Nwani, Ph.D. in molecular bioscience, 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

Noelle Wakefield, Ph.D. in biological sciences, Northwestern University

Lyle Wallace, Ph.D. in plant breeding & genetics, Oregon State University

* The success of these RISE alumni brings the total CSU NIGMS-funded programs (RISE, SCORE & MBRS) alumni awarded Ph.D. degrees in one of the biomedical sciences to 33. For a full list, please click here.

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NIGMS logo The CSU biomedical training and research programs receive generous support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). nih logo

bullet point  If you have comments, or if you would like more information about CSU NIGMS Programs, contact RISE Program Director, Dr. Devi Potluri, (vpotluri@csu.edu), or  Programs Coordinator Dr Warren Sherman  (email wsherman@csu.edu).

go to top  This website is maintained by Dr. Warren Sherman (wsherman@csu.edu).