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 September 30 & October 1, 2021

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 university or minority serving institution, register to present your research at the Diversity Conference in Biomedical Sciences poster symposium by September 3, 2021. 

Contact BGREAT@umn.edu for additional information.


  • Pre Conference Workshop - Sept. 24th at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT:   Two, 1 hour long workshops focused on Personal Statement & Interviewing

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Conference Tentative Agenda

Times shown are in Central Time.

Thursday, September 30th

3:00 pm CT                Welcome & Program Overview 

3:20 - 4:20                  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nicola Grissom

4:30 - 5:30                  Personal Statement Review w/ Grad Students

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

                                    Networking Social                                          

Friday, Oct 1st

9:15 am CT               Program Overview & Group Photo

9:30 - 11:00              Poster Presentation Workshop

11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Grad Admissions: Tips from Faculty

12:00 - 1:15 pm          Break 

1:30 – 3:00              Graduate Program Faculty Meetings

3:00                 Closing