Fall Diversity Conference in Biomedical Science

The University of Minnesota, Medical School Office of Graduate Research, Education, and Training Diversity Conference is an invitation only meeting that brings together faculty and undergraduate researchers from multiple minority-serving universities to share their science and build relationships to advance the goal of increasing diversity at all levels of biomedical science education and in the national scientific workforce.

Virtual Research Conference October 1-2, 2020

Interested in pursuing a MS, PhD, or MD/PhD degree?

Learn about our biomedical graduate (MS & PhD) programs and medical scientist training program (MD/PhD) program to identify areas of interest. If you are currently enrolled at a partner minority serving institution, register to present your research at the Diversity Conference in Biomedical Sciences poster symposium. 

Contact BGREAT@umn.edu for additional information.

Conference Tentative Agenda

Times shown are in Central Time.

Thursday, Oct 1st

3:00 pm CT                Welcome & Program Overview 

3:20 - 4:20                  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Melissa Davis, Weill Cornell Medicine, Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Research in Surgery

4:30 - 5:30                  Professional Development - Personal Statement

5:30 - 6:30                  Mock Interviews w/ Grad Students

                                    Networking Social                                          

Friday, Oct 2nd

9:30 am CT              Program Overview & Group Photo

9:45 - 11:30              Poster Session

11:30 am - 12:30 pm   Lunch Break

12:35 - 1:35               Professional Development - Grad Admissions: Tips from Faculty

1:45 – 3:30                Graduate Program Visits

                                        1:45 - 2:05     Grad Program Overview

                                        2:10 - 3:10      Meet w/faculty 

                                        3:10 - 3:30      Program Q&A

3:40 - 4:40                 Q&A w/ Grad Students (Biomed Sci, SACNAS, AMS, BGAPSA, CoSP)

4:45 - 5:00                 Closing & Poster Awards