Read below ---Issac Kinde, MD-PhD candidate and 2009 UNCF/MercK Fellow featured in
30 under 30 Health care http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mkg45jfej/isaac-kinde-29/
and watch the Vidoe feature : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHmMiMbKUg4
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) partnered with MERCK to advance African-Americans in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Thirty-seven promising African-American students pursuing STEM careers will be awarded scholarships and fellowships through the UNCF-MERCK Science Initiative (UMSI). The awards range from $25,000 for undergraduate recipients to $92,000 for postdoctoral recipients.
The Next Generation of STEM Leaders is Poised to Make a Difference in the Country and the WorldWASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2013--
The UNCF--MERCK Science Initiative (UMSI)--a partnership of UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) and global health care industry leader Merck--today announced that it would award scholarships and fellowships to 37 of the country's most accomplished and promising African-American undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students of biological science and engineering.
Please watch Kafui Dzirasa, 2006 Graduate and 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow-- 1 of 4 presenters at the 2012 Celebration of Science at the Panel discussion:
WHITPAIN — It’s going to take diversity to whip the health care challenges of today and tomorrow.
That’s according to Dr. Peter S. Kim, president of Merck Research Laboratories, and the man in charge of Merck & Co.’s drug and vaccine development.
UNCF/Merck Grants Awarded To Address Minority STEM Underrepresentation
by Dylan Yep, July 17, 2012
The UNCF/MERCK Science Initiative (UMSI) announced on Monday that it is awarding 37 scholarships and fellowships to African-American students in biological science and engineering disciplines.
"Much has been written about the need for scientists to speak more plainly and compellingly about their research. Yet complaints about their poor communication skills continue unabated in the popular and academic press and in agencies that finance their work."
Read the article here at the The Chronicle of Higher Education
The 10th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium will be held from March 28 – April 1, 2011 on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, TN. This is an all-expenses paid symposium to which 40 of the top PhD graduate students from around the country are invited to participate. To be eligible, students must be US citizens or permanent residents and their estimated graduation date should be after April 2011 but before June 2012. Preference will be given to those students whose work is relevant to the research ongoing at St. Jude.