HVRC Training Activities
There are three active NIH or Department of Education-funded training programs focused on increasing diversity, sponsored by the Hypertension & Vascular Research Center:
- The first training grant is the “Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences” (EICS) summer program for minority students. This program funded by NHLBI funds 12 positions for summer research experiences. This program has been in existence for over 20 years.
- The second program offered is the Post-baccalaureate Research Education (PREP) Scholars opportunity funded by the NIGMS and provides 1-2 years of research, coursework and GRE preparation to under-represented students seeking a career in research in the biomedical sciences.
- The third program provides opportunities for science majors to visit Brazil. The “Translational Biomedical Sciences Training For Underrepresented Minors” (TBS) program is for graduate and undergraduate students from WFU, WFSM, WSSU and NCCU to participate in independent study in Brazil and experience Brazilian culture and language. Brazilian students from partner institutions come to WFSM for a 4-6 month reciprocal exchange.