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Caption BulletThe Minority Biomedical Research Support Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
(MBRS RISE)
program at CSU Dominguez Hills provides mentorship and development for underrepresented
students; more below

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CSU Dominguez Hills Awarded NIH Minority Access to Research Careers Grant
CSU Dominguez Hills Awarded NIH Minority Access to Research Careers Grant

Laura Robles, interim dean of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, recently announced the award of a $1,025,430 grant to the university from the National Institutes of Health. The Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research program will be funded for five years, giving six students at California State University, Dominguez Hills more financial freedom to concentrate on their studies and assure their success in acquiring doctorate degrees for careers in biomedical and behavioral research.

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Clara Weston: History Undergraduate Takes Statewide Honors With Research on Street Vendors

When Clara Weston was looking for a topic to present as her senior seminar project in History 490, she was directed by her professor, Ericka Verba, to find one at the Southern California Social Studies and Research Library in South Los Angeles. While looking through several options, the 60-year-old history major at California State University, Dominguez Hills found documents that described initiatives that were established more than 20 years ago to regulate and protect Los Angeles’ growing population of street vendors.

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Photo above: The Minority Biomedical Research Support Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (MBRS RISE) program at CSU Dominguez Hills provides mentorship and development for underrepresented students in biology, chemistry, physics and psychology. Pictured is the current MBRS RISE cohort and five new students for the 2009-10 academic year.

Back row, L-R: Renecia Watkins, senior, biochemistry; Thania Bogarin, senior, biology; Jorge Contreras, senior, biology; Juan Vega, senior, biology; Leah Fortson, junior, psychology; Steve Martinez, senior, chemistry; Sherica Bolden, senior, psychology; Danielle Ross, senior, biology; and Jazmyn Marquez, senior, biology/human services.

Front row, L-R: Brittney Parish, junior, psychology; Toyin Dunn, sophomore, biology; Esbeyde Garcia, junior, psychology; Fernando Martinez, junior, psychology; and Kumar Tiger, junior, microbiology

Courtesy of Tigress Briggs

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