NCCU Eagles RISE is a R25 project funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). RISE, or Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement, is one component of the NIGMS Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Program.
The goal of this program is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups at North Carolina Central University who pursue and complete doctoral training programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

The NCCU RISE program provides B.S. and M.S. students with research opportunities and one-on-one mentoring at NCCU and collaborating PhD-granting institutions together with the career development skills necessary for success in the tribe of science. One component of this program is the establishment of this blog as a mechanism for RISE Scholars to interact with members of the larger scientific community.

This site is edited by NCCU RISE Principal Investigator, Dr. David Kroll, but features the activities and writing of RISE undergraduates and master's students. Other contributors are NCCU RISE Program Coordinator, Kenneth Cutler, and Chair of the Internal Advisory Board, Dr. Faye Calhoun, former Deputy Director of the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA).

Note: Opinions expressed here are solely those of faculty and student authors and do not in any way reflect the views of the North Carolina Central University, collaborating universities or institutes, NIGMS, or the National Institutes of Health.

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