A Message from
Nancy Street, Ph.D.,
The UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is firmly committed to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority students. We believe that advanced biomedical research and academic scholarship are enriched when informed by a diverse population composed of graduate students with different perspectives, backgrounds, cultural experiences, thoughts, and ideas. Our graduate programs are dedicated to training students from diverse backgrounds for successful careers in the biomedical sciences.
“Our graduate programs are dedicated to training students from diverse backgrounds for successful careers in the biomedical sciences.”
The promotion of diversity in graduate education is a key facet of the UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Science’s strategic plan. Through an extensive year-round recruitment program, we have achieved a substantial increase in the number of diversity applicants and matriculants into the Division of Basic Science Graduate Program in the past 15 years.
While eight underrepresented minority students were enrolled in the Ph.D. programs within the Division of Basic Science in 1996, we currently (spring 2011) have 67 underrepresented minority students enrolled in our graduate programs. For the last five years, diversity students have made up 23 percent of our incoming class of U.S. students.
We are committed to maintaining a supportive community in which diversity students are mentored in their intellectual pursuits and professional goals. My office provides academic support, advising, assistance in preparing fellowships and opportunities for attendance at national diversity conferences. I encourage both prospective applicants and current students to visit or contact me to learn more about the resources and mentoring that are available.
Nancy Street, Ph.D.