Two IMSD Fellows looking at test tubes in a laboratory

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development

The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) at UMass Boston is a year-round, research-intensive, skill-building, mentoring program for undergraduates interested in the biomedical sciences.

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the program aims to increase diversity among PhD-level researchers in biomedical fields.

The IMSD program provides numerous professional development opportunities, including year-round research experiences in laboratories at UMass Boston, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center or other local institutions, research skills training, biomedical career development workshops, journal club, intensive mentoring and advising, networking opportunities, travel to scientific conferences, and the benefits of being part of a community of scientists.

To be eligible for the program, you must:

Individuals belonging to racial, ethnic, or other under-represented groups in the sciences, as well as persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For more information, please contact the Program Manager, Claudia Heske or call at 617-287-6649 or come by the IMSD Program Office, Wheatley Hall, 3rd floor, room 29.

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