Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
The RISE Program was created by the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to enhance the research environment at minority-serving institutions. The overall goal is to increase the interest, skills, and competitiveness of biology and chemistry majors in pursuit of biomedical research careers. Students matriculate into PhD programs in biomedical sciences (Alumni Current Satus).
The RISE program at Barry University offers support for unique undergraduate student research education activities, which includes an introductory summer Research Beginnings Workshop, Building Foundations in Research (BFoRe) through on-campus faculty mentored research experiences, Summer Research Experiences (SRE), problem-based learning course enrollment, professional presentations at Barry and at scientific meetings, tutoring and time-management workshops, and graduate school preparedness. The RISE program also supports the Research Opportunities and Directions in Science (ROADS) club to encourage freshmen and sophomores to become engaged in biomedical science research.