The Duke BioCoRE (Biosciences Collaborative for Research Engagement) Program engages graduate students and faculty in a supportive community of scientists excited about the biosciences, and provides opportunities for student research and career development for all participants.
BioCoRE is a program designed to unify and enrich the bioscience community across the School of Medicine. The program was funded from 2013-2019 by an NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) award and is currently being supported by Duke School of Medicine.
BioCoRE is the signature graduate student diversity initiative under the umbrella of the IDEALS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advancement and Leadership in the Sciences) Office charge to unify, expand and enhance the School of Medicine’s diversity and inclusion initiatives for graduate students and postdoctoral appointees in biomedical research.
A goal of BioCoRE is to increase the diversity of scientists in the biosciences, which starts with promoting the holistic development of scholars throughout their PhD training here at Duke. A diverse pool of Scholars are selected annually from a competitive pool of applicants. Prospective students from underrepresented and/or marginalized communities within the biosciences are strongly encouraged to apply. Diversity is considered in a broad sense (racial, ethnic, first generation, life experiences, religion, disadvantaged backgrounds, disabilities, LGBT). Individuals who embrace the goal of increased diversity but do not belong to a particular underrepresented group in the biosciences, are also welcome to apply. To be considered, applicants must be admitted to one of the biomedical PhD programs in the School of Medicine.
Applications for students applying for Fall 2021 admission opens soon!