PREP Scholars work as lab technicians with a faculty Mentor who leads an active research program in biomedical or behavioral sciences. While the research projects are frequently basic in nature, Scholars are encouraged to pursue research in areas that address health problems which disproportionately affect minorities and the medically undeserved people of this country. Approximately 75% of the time will be spent in the lab, and the rest will be filled with program activities.
Faculty mentors for the PREP are drawn from all areas in the biomedical and behavioral sciences on campus. Potential mentors and research descriptions can be found by searching through the graduate program websites, or through the Biological Sciences Division website.
Arnold Olali (PREP class of 2017): “The PREP program provided me the training which gave me the confidence to fully immerse myself in Biomedical Studies. I now know more than ever that research is what I want to do.”