UA and Diné College Receive NIH Grant

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D, (Director, UA Health Sciences Center for Innovation in Brain Science (CIBS), Kathleen Rodgers, Ph.D. (Associate Director, CIBS), and Fred Boyd, Ph.D (Diné College), have received a $1.3 million National Institutes of Health Grant. The grant will create a partnership between the University of Arizona and Diné College to train Diné College students in neuroscience over the next five years. Native Americans are consistently among the least represented groups in the biomedical sciences, thus the ultimate goal of the project is to increase the number of Native Americans in neuroscience programs at top-tier research universities.

The Univeristy of Arizona's URBRAIN (Undergraduate Readying for Burgeoning Research for American Indian Neuroscientists) program is a five-year endeavor.