About the Program
June 3, 2024 - July 26, 2024
The Research Education Program is supported through a five-year, $1.8 million NIH R25 grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging to provide research experience and academic enrichment.
The Research Education Program is designed to grow workforce diversity in science, technology, engineering and math fields by preparing underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students for graduate programs.
As a program participant, you will gain research experience, academic skills and readiness for STEM career advancement.
The summer experience provides biomedical research opportunities with expert faculty, professional development, workshop training and science/journal club meetings in aging research, as well as networking with other young scholars and researchers. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to present your work at a research symposium and/or professional conferences.
You will be immersed in an empowering culture of scientific research that allows you to grow your confidence and skills in independent in biomedical research and explore career goals.
You will participate in pre-professional development sessions that include:
- educational activities that emphasize the relevance of aging and of the science of aging to your life
- diversity in aging research
- academic skill development in time management, exam taking, anxiety management and mentor-guided individual development plans.
You will receive
- a stipend and per diem for the entire 8-week summer program.
- funds to travel to present research at local, regional and national conferences.
Build deeper connections with like-minded students and faculty mentors. The program aims to help you create the foundation of your professional network to support you as you complete your undergraduate studies, attend graduate schools and begin your career.
As a program participant, you will have the chance to utilize your training and mentoring to facilitate your own research project and present it in multiple conferences. You will also have the opportunity to produce abstracts and manuscripts.
The NIH R25 Student ambassador program is a program for NIH R25 that creates a liaison between graduates and potential NIH NIA scholars. It also promotes collaboration between research mentors and current NIH NIA scholars. Student ambassadors not only help with recruitment for the NIH R25 program, but they engage in near peer mentoring and professional development. Through the initiatives of the student ambassador, relationships and leadership skills will be built on trust.
- Adam Pemberton
- Alyssa Miller
- MiLana Wiltshire
- Taylor Seawell
- Lidadi Agbomi
- Kiara Simmons
How to Apply
Applications are closed for the 2023 summer research program. Applications for summer 2024 will be available here and be due in spring 2024. To learn more about the program and applications, please email NISHIKA@greenvillemed.sc.edu.
Our NIH R25 students play a fundamental part in research and utilize their training and mentoring to facilitate their own research projects. The NIH R25 scholars presents their research projects in multiple conferences. In addition, they produce several abstracts and manuscripts. Highlighted in this section, you will also see awards and accolades received by the NIH R25 scholars.
- Emmanuel Imeh-Nathaniel- 1st Place for Best Presentation Award
- Nikhil Kulkarni- 2nd Place for Best Presentation Award
- Scarlett Saitta- 3rd Place for Best Presentation Award
- Hannah Archer- Best Poster Presentation- 5th Annual Symposium
- Ivan VenBeverhoudt and Sofia Deambrosi- Best Poster Presentation- 5th Annual Symposium
- Olala Harris- Leadership Award
- Emmanuel Imeh-Nathaniel- Leadership Award
- Jalaiya Huggins- R25 Citizenship Award
- Malik White-Hayes- R25 Citizenship Award
- Mallorie Gainey- Peer Mentor Impact and Achievement Award
- Hannah Archer- R25 Engagement and Outreach Award
- Scarlett Saitta- R25 Engagement and Outreach Award
- Alyssa Miller and Samuel Imeh-Nathaniel- Outstanding Scholar Award: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frdem.2023.1137856/full
- Alyssa Miller and Ashna Desai Outstanding Scholar Award- https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2022.1052330/full
- Hannah Archer and Alyssa Miller- Best Poster Presentation- USC Upstate Symposium
- Lidadi Abomi- Rising 2023 Graduate Scholar and July 2023 feature of Diverse Magazine- https://lsc-pagepro.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=795377
- Ashna Desai- 1st Place for Best Presentation Award
- Alyssa Miller- 2nd Place for Best Presentation Award
- Alyssa Miller- Certification of participation for Outstanding ePoster Presentation at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (November 2022).
- Rhyan Gaff- 3rd Place for Best Presentation Award
- Hannah Archer- Leadership Award
- Adam Pemberton- Leadership Award
- Taylor Seawell- R25 Citizenship Award
- Catalina Molina- R25 Citizenship Award
- Lidadi Agbomi- Outstanding Scholar Award.
Gender differences in Parkinson's disease with dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies
- Oreoluwa Coker-Ayo- Outstanding Scholar Award
Sex Differences in Demographic and Pharmacological Factors in Alzheimer Patients With Dementia and Cognitive Impairments
- Christina Brown and Kameron Terrell
Stroke Severity in Ischemic Stroke Patients with a History of Diastolic Blood Pressure Treated in a Telestroke Network
- Lidadi Agbomi - Clemson University
Awarded a certification of participation for Outstanding ePoster Presentation at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (November 2021)
- Cassie Simmons - https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/12/4/1519
Our NIH R25 research mentors play a fundamental part in research and utilize their training and knowledge to guide our scholars as they facilitate their own research projects. Highlighted in this section, you will also see awards and accolades received by the NIH R25 research mentors.
- Dr. Renee Chosed, USCSOMG- 2023 Mentor Impact and Achievement Award
- Dr. Larry Lowe, Benedict College- 2023 Mentor Impact and Achievement Award
Congratulations to our NIH R25 NIA Scholars
Check out where our NIH R25 NIA Scholars have graduated and been accepted into graduate school:
- Hannah Young from Anderson University. She will be attending Charleston Southern University for their Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
- Lidadi Agbomi. She will be attending Clemson University for their Doctor of Bioengineering program.
- Adam Pemberton from Benedict College. He will be attending the University of South Carolina Columbia for their Biomedical Sciences Program
- Kiara Simmons from Benedict College. She will be attending graduate school at Georgia Southern
- Alyssa Miller from North Greenville University. She will be attending the Cardiovascular Technology Leadership Program at Prisma Heat
- Taylor Seawell from Clemson University. She will be attending Clemson University for their Doctor of Boengineering program
- MiLana Wiltshire from Claflin University. She will be attending University of South Carolina Columbia's Master's Entry to Nursing Program