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.
The RISE program at Barry University offers support for unique student development 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), professional presentations at Barry and at scientific meetings, tutoring and time-management workshops, and graduate school and GRE workshops. The RISE program also supports the Research Opportunities and Directions in Science (ROADS) club to encourage freshmen and sophomores to become active in biomedical science research.