Navigation Links
Outside mentoring support for science faculty at minority-serving institutions pays off
Date:9/4/2013

is going to prosper in the mid-21st century. This rigorous study shows real and significant results from the Visiting Professor Program, which the ASCB has nurtured for over 15 years. It offers hard evidence that we can make a difference in minority-serving institutions."

"Our paper makes the point that the question is no longer, 'What is achievable at minority serving institutions?' it's laid that question to rest," says the paper's first author, Andrew G. Campbell, PhD, of Brown University. "Simply put, the paper shows that given adequate time, material resources and human supportany motivated faculty can translate on their academic vision and potential. It also shows the power of partnerships something that NIH recognizes as it has recently launched a number of initiatives through its Common Fund."

ASCB MAC chair Renato Aguilera, PhD, says, "This paper underscores a key goal of the ASCB MAC--to invigorate the research interests of science faculty at MSI's where positions are typically teaching-intensive. The updated research skills that Visiting Professors learn while working with their scientific hosts impacts their students back home by 'seeding' new research programs at MSI's." Aguilera who is at the University of Texas, El Paso, continues, "Doing real research is the critical element in forming a scientific identity in students and this paper shows that the continued support by the NIH/NIGMS for the Visiting Professors and other ASCB MAC programs has had a strong positive effect."

The VP program sought out life sciences faculty members at minority-serving institutions because this is where an increasing percentage of America's underrepresented minorities in scienceAfrican-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americansare turning for undergraduate education and training. Despite decades of desegregation and affirmative action, the percentage of U.S. minority students who attend a MSI actually increased from 13.5% in 1984 to 32%
'/>"/>

Contact: John Fleischman
jfleischman@ascb.org
513-706-0212
American Society for Cell Biology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. A European invader outcompetes Canadian plants even outside its usual temperature range
2. Outside a vacuum: Model predicts movement of charged particles in complex media
3. Hyenas that think outside the box solve problems faster
4. Fat outside of arteries may influence onset of coronary artery disease
5. Mentoring models to move minorities to majorities in STEM
6. MARC travel awards announced for 2012 Institute on Teaching and Mentoring
7. Google, Intel founders support undersea research by UMass Amherst microbiologist
8. Changes to symptom structure in DSM-5 support diagnosis of toddlers with autism spectrum disorder
9. New data support community-wide approach to addressing child obesity
10. Studies support population-based efforts to lower excessive dietary sodium intakes
11. New National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees received vital NSF support
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2015)... , Aug. 20, 2015 The ... consumers that are active and healthy. However, wearable ... the hospital environment to help improve diagnostic capabilities ... video from the Wearable Technologies Conference 2015 ... new applications for wearables in healthcare.    ...
(Date:8/19/2015)... , Aug. 19, 2015  VOXX International Corporation ... has entered into a Definitive Agreement to purchase ... iris authentication market leader EyeLock through an acquiring ... have a controlling interest in the acquiring entity. ... completion of due diligence.  Expanding on its existing ...
(Date:8/17/2015)... , Aug. 17, 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market ... new sales campaign for Q4 2015. The new marketing ... team consisting of Amplitude Marketing Group ( http://amplitudemarketing.com/ ) ... Group is a leader in retail driven marketing and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Leaf Healthcare Releases Video from Wearable Technology Conference on New Applications for Wearables in the Hospital Environment 2Leaf Healthcare Releases Video from Wearable Technology Conference on New Applications for Wearables in the Hospital Environment 3VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 2VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 3VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 4VOXX International Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire The Assets And A Controlling Interest Of Biometric Leader EyeLock 5NXT-ID, Inc. Launches Sales Campaign for Wocket Smart Wallet with Award Winning Marketing Team 2NXT-ID, Inc. Launches Sales Campaign for Wocket Smart Wallet with Award Winning Marketing Team 3
... Sandia National Laboratories researchers, using off-the-shelf equipment ... ways to improve amputees, control over prosthetics with ... materials chemist Shawn Dirk, robotics engineer Steve Buerger ... goal is improved prosthetics with flexible nerve-to-nerve or ...
... Log and lumber exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and ... 1,992 and 1,015 million board feet according to the U.S. ... again the largest log exporter in the U.S. since 2000. ... in 2011 increased by 54 percent, from $844 million to ...
... Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Cleveland: With 1 in ... Clinic researchers analyzed the nutritional and lifestyle habits of ... diet pills that may cause further kidney damage. ... International Journal of Obesity , came from an ...
Cached Biology News:Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees 2Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees 3Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees 4Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees 5West coast log, lumber exports increased over forty percent in 2011 2Study says overweight Americans may risk kidney damage when attempting weight loss 2
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... The wet form of macular ... anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents given by injection into the eye. Dry macular ... scientific protocol for the many millions diagnosed with it. AMD usually starts in ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Sep. 02, 2015 Research ... of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Gene Therapy - ... The markets for gene therapy are difficult to ... product and it is marketed in China ... for the years 2014-2024. The estimates are based on ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... September 2, 2015 Biovista Inc. ... of the 2015 BeHEARD science challenge, a global competition ... disease researchers, access to the latest life science innovations ... repositioning and pathway analytics capability to support Steven ... in the study of Niemann-Pick Disease Type A (NPA), ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015  Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, ... enrolled in the multicenter Phase 2 clinical trial ... long-term treatment of recurrent subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary ... is a unique vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) ... implant. "This landmark proof-of-concept study will ...
Breaking Biology Technology:StemCell GeneticMed Announces That It Has Started Stem Cell Treatments for Age Related Dry Macular Degeneration (AMG) 2Global Gene Therapy Market Study 2015-2024 - Technologies, Markets and Companies Analysis 2Biovista Sponsors Wylder Nation Foundation's Research on Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency 2Neurotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in Novel Anti-VEGF Encapsulated Cell Therapy Study 2Neurotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in Novel Anti-VEGF Encapsulated Cell Therapy Study 3Neurotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in Novel Anti-VEGF Encapsulated Cell Therapy Study 4
... Metabolex, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on ... for the treatment of metabolic diseases, announced that ... "Top 10 most interesting cardiovascular/metabolic diseases projects to ... gout that not only treats the hyperuricemia that ...
... A*STAR Singapore took lead roles in a study that ... culture of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The study ... of the University of Sheffield (UK), Paul Robson of ... Singapore,s Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI), and Barbara Knowles and ...
... ORLANDO, Florida, November 28, 2011 ... predictive clinical analytic solutions, today announced that Thomas ... President.  Elsevier / MEDai provides solutions for providers, ... management, physician profiling, regulatory compliance and clinical surveillance ...
Cached Biology Technology:Metabolex Gout Program Recognized in Windhover's Top 10 Most Interesting Projects to Watch 2Metabolex Gout Program Recognized in Windhover's Top 10 Most Interesting Projects to Watch 3Singapore scientists lead human embryonic stem cell study 2Singapore scientists lead human embryonic stem cell study 3Elsevier / MEDai Appoints Tom Zajac as New President 2Elsevier / MEDai Appoints Tom Zajac as New President 3
This CLS number is a new product number, created to easily match Cornings product number. If showing no availability yet, please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number (E6027) or contact customer s...
... pressure gradient system uses three Adept CE ... a flow rate in one microlitre increaments. ... added flexibility. System control and data processing ... interface unit, CE 4900., Column heater/chillers can be ...
... Analysis of large numbers of samples may ... which requires minimum operator attention. System control ... and interface CE 4900. The elegant, powerful ... Windows XP and Windows 98 and 2000., The ...
... The Adept HPLC range ... include Q-Adept systems, a quaternary ... a binary low pressure mixing ... and compact systems add even ...
Biology Products: