The [REDACTED] Bridges to Regenerative Bioscience Research & Training Program

Funding Type: 
Bridges
Grant Number: 
TB1-01180
Investigator: 
ICOC Funds Committed: 
$0
Public Abstract: 
[REDACTED] represents the ‘New California’, where dramatic population growth and economic opportunity define California's present and future for the region. It is nationally recognized for teaching, learning, transformational scholarship, and dynamic leadership which engages faculty, students, staff, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration benefiting the region and society as a whole. [REDACTED] serves a major role in undergraduate education and graduate education at the Master’s level within [REDACTED] California. Founded in [REDACTED], [REDACTED] is the sole public comprehensive university serving the ethnically diverse [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the Department of Education. The purpose for specifically marketing our Bridges internship program to graduate students is that they have the maturity, background, motivation and time to devote towards a continuous one-year internship and this best addresses the objective of a trained workforce. The program embodies a comprehensive research internship/training experience to develop a marketable repertoire of laboratory skills for stem cell research that we feel meets the minimum requirements for a technically-competent stem cell research assistant. However, to develop and foster our regional pipeline of Master’s students, we plan to hold two Poster symposia at [REDACTED] where students will present their research. Faculty, host-mentors, Advisory Committee, dignitaries, local teachers, and prospective CIRM students will be invited to interact in a comfortable forum with CIRM Bridges students to celebrate student research efforts and raise awareness of the program. [REDACTED] will also enhance our student pipeline with a stem cell/regenerative medicine ‘education-module’ incorporated into GE biology courses to augment our strong cell biology core and collaborate with HCOP and LSAMP campus programs for minority recruitment. We anticipate that these strategies and combination of events would integrate into a comprehensive and sustainable educational program to enrich the demographics pursuing science careers and serve as outreach mechanisms for the community.
Statement of Benefit to California: 
[REDACTED] represents the ‘New California’, where dramatic population growth and economic opportunity define California's present and future for the region. It is nationally recognized for teaching, learning, transformational scholarship, and dynamic leadership which engages faculty, students, staff, and community in mutually beneficial and respectful collaboration benefiting the region and society as a whole. [REDACTED] serves a major role in undergraduate education and graduate education at the Master’s level within [REDACTED] California. Founded in [REDACTED], [REDACTED] is the sole public comprehensive university serving the ethnically diverse [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the Department of Education. CIRM Bridges to Regenerative Bioscience offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for disadvantaged students to pursue research efforts in a cutting-edge science while getting paid. [REDACTED] will also enhance our student pipeline with a stem cell/regenerative medicine ‘education-module’ incorporated into GE biology courses to augment our strong cell biology core and collaborate with HCOP and LSAMP campus programs for minority recruitment. We anticipate that these strategies and combination of events would integrate into a comprehensive and sustainable educational program to enrich the demographics pursuing science careers and serve as outreach mechanisms for the community.

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