Minority Access to Research Careers (NIH)

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The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Branch seeks to increase the number of highly-trained underrepresented biomedical and behavioral scientists in leadership positions to significantly impact the health-related research needs of the nation. Nationally, groups found to be underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research include, but are not limited to, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands (from NIH MARC website). Dr. Welch is currently evaluating the five-year MARC grant at the University of the Virgin Islands.