In January 2013, NINR sponsored seven participants—five pre-nursing and nursing students and two faculty members—to participate in the Foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) Bio-Trac Minority Faculty-Student Partnership Traineeship (MFSP) in Biotechnology’s Program. The four-day course, “Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): Basic and Real Time Techniques and Applications,” took place at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md.
The MFSP Traineeships in Biotechnology program was developed to address the underrepresentation of minorities in research science, biotechnology, and medical careers. It provides training in the latest principles and techniques in biotechnology for minority faculty and students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Indian Tribal Colleges or Universities (ITCUs). Over 900 students and faculty members have participated since the program was first introduced in 1992.
For more information about the Minority Faculty-Student Partnership Traineeship in Biotechnology and other training opportunities at the NIH, please visit http://biotrac.com/. For information about training opportunities at NINR, please visit https://www.ninr.nih.gov/training.