Sederick C. Rice, assistant professor of biology, and Abul Kazi, associate professor of chemistry, at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will be traveling to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to meet with program managers to discuss re-establishing the Minority Biomedical Research Sciences program at UAPB.

Sederick C. Rice, assistant professor of biology, and Abul Kazi, associate professor of chemistry, at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will be traveling to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to meet with program managers to discuss re-establishing the Minority Biomedical Research Sciences program at UAPB.

MBRS awards are made to four-year colleges, M.S.- and Ph.D.- granting universities that have historical missions focused on serving students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research as defined by the National Science Foundation. These groups include African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, U.S. Pacific Islanders and persons with disabilities.