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The Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program is a program conceived and funded by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is designed to increase the number of under-represented minorities participating in biomedical research. The long term goal of this program is to increase the number of doctoral level minorities doing biomedical research nationwide and to encourage their development as leaders of their fields for the coming century. The specific grant given in partnership to The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and El Paso Community College (EPCC) attempts to expose college students to research and to increase their rate of transfer and successful completion of a baccalaureate degree at the university.

The UTEP - EPCC Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program consists of:

  1. A summer research exposure for approximately 15 EPCC students. Students work on relevant research projects at the university for 8 weeks and attend a weekly seminar series where they present their results and listen to university faculty and officers.
  2. A year long research exposure for approximately 4 -5 EPCC students. Students undertake a more substantial research project and work throughout the year. These students are expected to present their work at the summer weekly seminar series and to write a research paper at the end of the year based on their work.
  3. Some of the participants will be asked to become tutors at EPCC during the year and to participate in recruiting.
  4. All students are encouraged to present their work at regional and national meetings. The program pays for their expenses.

For further information contact:

Dr. Rosa Maldonado

Dominic Lannutti

Program Director
Department of Biological Sciences 
Border Biomedical Research Center
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968-0519
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Program Coordinator
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Texas at El Paso
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