Mentoring and Pipeline Programs
The following is a list of mentoring and pipeline programs offered at Columbia University Medical Center. These programs are co-sponsored by ODCI.
BEST seeks to expand and diversify the behavioral and biomedical sciences workforce by introducing undergraduates from underrepresented populations to the value of biostatistics and critical thinking to public health and medicine, with a focus on cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
IMSD is an education project for doctoral students that is funded by the National Institutes of Health and aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented students who enter research careers in public health. The program supports eight doctoral students by providing partial tuition funding, one to two years of research mentoring, and additional funding to attend one scientific conference per year.In 2012, the program's work with the Department of Sociomedical Sciences was recognized by the national organization Excelencia in Education for improving educational achievement for Latino students in higher education.
An opportunity for minority undergraduate students to conduct research with faculty, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows at Columbia University, earn credits for any required research internships, earn money for working in a lab, and explore the possibility of a career in science.