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Postbaccalaureate Research Education Training Programs

The University of Utah Health is invested in creating opportunities for everyone to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences. Our postbaccalaureate training programs offer a mentored research experience, coursework, and professional development activities that facilitate the transition to research-intensive PhD programs.

The InterMountain Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (IM-PREP) and Intermountain Doctoral Education to Advance Students (IDEAS) in Neuroscience are NIH-funded programs that provide stipends, insurance, and an inclusive community committed to diversifying the biomedical workforce.

Intermountain Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (IM-PREP)

IM-PREP will specifically address the leaks in the pipeline leading from undergraduate to doctoral training of groups underserved students in STEM. IM-PREP focuses on students from u backgrounds who demonstrate a strong drive for research and would benefit from additional research-intensive training experiences and professional development, enhancing their successful transition to top-tier doctoral programs, as well as their long-term retention in PhD-based career tracks.

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Intermountain Doctoral Education to Advance Students (IDEAS) in Neuroscience

Intermountain Doctoral Education to Advance Students (IDEAS) in Neuroscience is a 2 year, NIH-funded post-baccalaureate program at the University of Utah.  This is a paid training program for recent college graduates from un backgrounds who are interested in applying to Ph.D. programs in the neurosciences.

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