Haskell University-University of Kansas Partnership
Several programs support American Indian students who want to pursue careers in biomedical research. The 500 Nations Bridge Program is designed for students from Haskell Indian Nations University who intend to pursue a career in biomedical research. Students are given opportunities that can help facilitate their transition from Haskell to other universities. For example, they attend special seminars and have research experiences with University of Kansas (KU) faculty. (See the profile of Talia Martin who participated in the Bridge Program.)
Other student enrichment/support programs include (1) RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement); (2) the Bioscience Initiative Scholars Program; and (3) the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). Fellows in the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award IRACDA program enhance their skills as educators and researchers by teaching classes at Haskell and conducting research with faculty at KU. These programs are funded by the Minority Opportunities in Research Division of the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences.