Biotechnology PhD Training Program

UVa

 
 

   We offer a welcoming, diverse and stimulating environment.  All trainees assume a leadership role, including organization of our community service event, seminars, newsletters and Symposia.  Our ’11 Symposium included Eric Betzig, who shared the ’14 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.


In ’16, BTPer Kris Rawls was elected Vice-Chair of the National Society of Black Engineers.

 

    Underrepresented minority graduates of the BTP are enjoying a broad spectrum of careers:

•Interim Associate Dean at North Carolina A&T State University (an HBCU). 

•Scientists: Amgen (Puerto Rico), Evonik Industries and Illumina

•Urology resident at Medical University of South Carolina

•Director at GlaxoSmithKline

•Associate at McKinsey & Company

    A core group returns to meet and network with current trainees.


Resources:
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Keisha John, Director of Diversity Programs (Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs)
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The Mentoring Institute (BTP faculty: Andreas Gahlmann         and Gordon Laurie are mentors)
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UVa Statement on Diversity
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UVa’s Center for Diversity in Engineering
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UVa’s Office for Diversity at the School of Medicine
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Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity
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Virginia/North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation
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Bridge to Doctorate programs
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Virginia/North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation
National Research Mentoring Network





 

Resources for Underrepresented Minorities