Welcome to the Office of Research and Diversity Training (ORDT)


The mission of the Office of Diversity Recruitment and Research Training (ORDT)  is to recruit and provide research training opportunities to scholars from populations that have traditionally been underrepresented in biomedical science, including underrepresented minorities, first generation students, and individuals with disabilities. 


1. To develop and coordinate targeted recruitment strategies to attract a diverse group of competitive trainees.

2. To provide academic and professional career development training and social support to scholars who are underrepresented in the sciences.

3. To develop partnerships with faculty and administrators across the seven schools within the university for recruitment, retention, and support of scholars with diverse backgrounds.

4. To establish and enhance partnerships with other institutions of higher learning to recruit candidates. 


Underrepresented student enrollment: ~170 students in PhD programs, ~10 post baccalaureate scholars, ~ 45 summer interns


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