Minority Opportunities in Biomedical Research Programs


Professional Development & Special Skills Workshops

  1. Orientation to the MBRS RISE Program
  2. MBRS RISE Lab Orientation
  3. Responsible Conduct of Research
  4. Library Searches & Databases
  5. CPR/AED Certification
  6. First Aid Certification
  7. Fire Safety Training
  8. Scientific Concept Mapping
  9. Writing a Winning Personal Statement
  10. CV/Resume Workshop
  11. Interviewing Skills
  12. Summer Research Programs Open House
  13. Post-Baccalaureate Programs Open House
  14. Writing and Reading a Scientific Paper
  15. How to Construct a Scientific Poster
  16. How NIH Can Fund Your Career from the Undergraduate to the Professorship
  17. Finding & Being a Good Mentor
  18. Meet & Greets with Recruiters from the Nation’s Top Biomedical Programs, i.e. MIT, Mayo Clinic, Baylor, Vanderbilt

Student Research Experience

The main focus of the RISE program is the student research training effort which takes place at designated laboratories of approved MBRS RISE mentors. This ‘Student Research Experience’ provides the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to receive compensation while acquiring work experience in research labs. RISE fellows are involved in all phases of the research process from receiving training in literature searches and laboratory techniques, to data collection and analysis. By working alongside advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as active research faculty and interacting in the larger scientific establishment, RISE fellows gain a better understanding of the biomedical career path. All RISE fellows are required to give an oral presentation at the annual FIU MARC U*STAR & MBRS Mini-Symposium each fall term.

Academic Advisement

Aside from the advising provided by the RISE trainee's home department, the RISE program will provide advising, informally by the faculty mentor and other members of the lab and formally by the RISE Program Coordinator and RISE Program Director.