Information about minority research programs at SACNAS 2014

Here is a letter from the Assistent Director of Outreach

Hello SACNAS Chapter Advisors,

We are currently recruiting for our minority research programs. Please
share the information below with your students and colleagues. Thank you!

Are you looking for a summer research or postbaccalaureate program? Are
you interested in participating in a student development program while you
pursue your Ph.D.? Come visit the Washington University in St. Louis, The
Genome Institute Booth #529 at SACNAS 2014!

The Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis offers the
Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) programs that are directed to
increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue Ph.D.’s in
genomics and related fields.

We have two OGR programs: Undergraduate Scholars, an eight-week summer
program and Extensive Study, a one-year postbaccalaureate program. Both
programs include conducting mentored research with premier investigators
in genomics, genetics, and other disciplines as well as enrichment (eg.
GRE preparation, career counseling, and presentation and writing
workshops, and journal club). We provide a competitive stipend/salary,
housing (summer program only), and travel to St. Louis. To learn more
about our program and see past participants, visit our website at

In collaboration with the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences
(booth #525), we also offer the Initiative for Maximizing Student
Development (IMSD) Program designed to prepare the next generation of
underrepresented Ph.D. students for competitive careers in biomedical
sciences. This program provides a competitive stipend, travel funds for
conferences, academic and personal development workshops, supplemental
advising, and a community of scholars. To learn more about the IMSD
program, visit our website at

Program staff and current participants will be available from all programs
to speak to you at SACNAS 2014. We look forward to seeing your there!

If you have any questions please contact us at